Senior IT Systems Engineer
University of the West of England Bristol Department of Information Technology
United Kingdom

Job title Senior Engineer (Systems) x2

Job reference R00079

Application closing date 13/06/2019

Location Frenchay Campus

Salary Grade G - £33,199 to £39,609 pa

Job Type Technical Job description

About the role

UWE Bristol is a large organisation with over 3,600 staff and an IT team that supports over 700 applications and systems used by students and colleagues. You will be joining us during a time of major change to Line of Business systems and a large Strategic Programme of activity, so if you are looking for a varied role that will provide you with lots of opportunity to develop within a complex organisation, we would love to hear from you.

As Senior IT Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for providing best practice technical expertise in operational support as well as project based development of a range of server based systems. You will act as a senior member of the team responsible for the implementation, ongoing operational maintenance and support of operating systems, infrastructure systems and line of business applications. Click here for a full description of the role, and here for information about our IT department.

These are some of the projects you can expect to be involved in:

* Internet of Things/Intelligent Campus System
* ClearPass Network Access Control
* Migrating various systems/services to AWS and Azure Cloud
* Upgrading VMware vSphere and Windows servers to latest versions
* Expanding Microsoft Teams usage and Bots/automation options

You will also be able to take advantage of a wide range of benefits, such as:

* Up to 39.5 days off per year (27 days of holiday and up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days)
* flexible working;
* excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
* option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
* family friendly policies;
* onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It's not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion, please contact Srini Tripurari on 0117 328 7347 or email: or alternatively Santi Sonderegger on 0117 328 6007 or

About UWE

We are a well-established university, with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,600 staff. UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction survey in 2018, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. In 2018 we were placed in the Guardian's Top 40 Universities in the UK and we achieved TEF Gold status.

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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