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Network Engineer

Digital Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £29,176 to £33,797 per annum
Tenure:  Full time permanent, Working 37 Hours Per Week
Release Date:  Monday 09 March 2020
Closing Date:   Friday 27 March 2020
Reference:  DS19-02RA

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

What are we looking for from you?

Staffordshire University are looking for a Brilliant and Friendly individual to join our Digital Services Networking Team in the role of Network Engineer. 

Working with the team you will be responsible for the provision of University wide voice and data services ensuring that the network is performing effectively to support our learning and teaching activity. 

On a daily basis you will be configuring, testing and installing Cisco network and telephony equipment, using industry standards and best practices, whilst using the management platform to monitor all devices and services to ensure that they are working correctly. You will also be responsible for providing second line support for Incidents and Service Requests that arrive from our service desk.Your role will also cover support of the following areas data cabling, W-Fi, Wi-Fi Location Analytics, IP Telephony and Contact Centre, Security via Firewalls and VPN, DHCP & DNS services and internet connectivity to our Azure Cloud and SAS services.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to work on a number of exciting new technology projects to help Staffs to become the UK’s leading Digital University. This includes the design of our new Catalyst building which will use Cisco software defined networking to bring a new digital experience to its occupants and visitors, powered by the network. 

We are looking for technically minded, forward thinking individuals who have an excellent knowledge and skills in network design and switching and routing, preferably with a CCNA qualification or equivalent experience of working on Cisco Hardware. You will have exceptional communication and customer service skills and a passion for all things Digital to help us innovate and provide creative solutions for our customers at Staffordshire University. 

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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