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Platform Analyst

Digital Services

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £29,614 to £34,304 Per Annum
Release Date:  Thursday 23 June 2022
Closing Date:   Monday 11 July 2022
Reference:  DS21-05

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands. 

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.   

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies.

About the role  

During the last few years, Staffordshire University have embarked on an ambitious and unique transformation in the Higher Education Sector where we strive to become the UK’s leading Digital University. We are putting in real changes to our environment, changes which companies like Microsoft are talking about on a global stage.

If you’re ready to make a difference to our Higher Education environment, be ambitious, brilliant and innovative, we think our Platform Analyst role with Staffordshire University is the way forward. Working within the Platform Team, you will be directly involved in building our Digital Vision as well as growing your own skills, knowledge and experience. You will be responsible for supporting the technologies and services that underpin the productivity of all our staff and students.  

The pace of digital transformation is still accelerating and ever present within our digital platforms. You'll need to embrace change, be enthusiastic and creative, and have a good understanding of one or more of the following:  

  • Modern desktop and mobile device management (Windows 10/11. Mac OS, iOS, Android, SCCM, Intune, Jamf Cloud, Group Policy)
  • Application packaging and deployment, software licensing
  • Identity management (Active Directory, Azure AD, Microsoft Identity Manager, Azure AD Connect, SQL)
  • Authentication services (Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, SAML, OAuth, RADIUS)
  • Office 365 administration, Exchange Online, SharePoint, Teams, M365 Apps for Enterprise, Cloud Services
  • PowerShell scripting, DB Admin
  • Web and print services (IIS, Papercut, NGINX, Apache, MySQL)
  • Security best practices (SSL certificates, Patch Management, Anti-Virus, BitLocker, Group Policy) 

We think this is a great opportunity. You’ll need a strong work ethic, real commitment, a mindset that's built around agility and a desire to make a difference. In terms of application criteria, we’d ideally like to see a good relevant degree, but equally we’d also like to hear from people who may have equivalent working experience or qualifications.  

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 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible.

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.


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