Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Technical Specialist– Cyber & Computing (SUL)


Technical Services

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant discipline e.g., cyber security, computer science, etc. or appropriate experience. E A/I
2 Knowledge in the practical application and understanding of cyber security including encryption/decryption, security protocols, malicious software, and secure programming, together with evidenced commitment to pursue relevant professional certifications. E A/I
3 Knowledge and understanding of datacenter technologies including server management and configuration, SAN and distributed storage, virtualisation, distributed processing, backup techniques with experience in management/design of datacentre. E A/I
4 Relevant programming/software development and software analytical skills such as C++, Encase, Cellebrite, XRY and knowledge of scripting (PHP, Python, Perl, or shell) alongside design systems, network architectures, routers, and switches - CISCO and Juniper. A knowledge of Operating Systems – Microsoft and Unix. E A/I
5 Previous experience, knowledge and skills working in a similar busy digital or technical environment. E A/I
6 A creative, innovative, and flexible approach, with commitment to ensuring an excellent student experience. E A/I
7 Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to deliver engaging specialist technical inductions and skills sessions. E A/I
8 An effective team player who is self-motivated and with good organisational skills. E A/I
9 A working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and a willingness to update and maintain safe working practices. E A/I
10 Ability to use initiative and demonstrate an innovative and pro-active approach to problem solving. E A/I
11 A demonstrable knowledge and ability to troubleshoot PC issues, knowing how & when to escalate to help resolve. E A/I
12 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I

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