Infrastructure Architect

Staffordshire University
February 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£38,205 to £44,263
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Infrastructure Architect Digital Services

Location: Stoke Campus Salary: £38,205 to £44,263 Per Annum - Full Time Permanent Release Date: Friday 02 February 2024 Closing Date: Monday 19 February 2024 Reference: DS255-23

About the role

Staffordshire University has embarked on an ambitious and unique transformation in the Higher Education sector where we strive to become the UK's leading Digital University. To help deliver this, we're looking for a talented, creative and innovative Infrastructure Architect, a highly specialised technical role pivotal in the design, delivery and technical road- mapping of server, storage and Azure Cloud services across the University, to join our Infrastructure Team.

Main Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for our Infrastructure Architect will be to:

  • Set and maintain architectural standards ensuring that new technologies, services and infrastructure developments are designed to support the Digital Transformation Strategy and the university's 2030 Strategic Plan, delivering services that are secure, highly available, cost-effective and resilient.
  • Daily co-ordination of work schedules for projects and day to day activities within the team, acting as an escalation point for any problems or queries needing technical guidance.
  • Develops and oversees formal procedures to plan and test proposed solutions, as well as procedures for problem recovery.
  • Provide monthly statistics, reporting and commentary for Cloud consumption, ensuring services are appropriately scaled for efficiency and value.
  • Advises management of significant developments with regard to existing and emerging system software. Plans projected software requirements and provides technical advice when needed by other teams.
  • Infrastructure subject matter expert providing advice and support across teams and stakeholders, informing digital and transformation activities in alignment with existing strategies.
  • This is a great opportunity for a skilled Infrastructure Architect with proven experience and knowledge in Cloud technologies, Systems Management, Identity Management, networking, databases, data storage and strategy, focused on making a positive difference.

    Who is Staffordshire University?

    Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years' experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

    After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

    Rewards and Benefits

    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

    At Staffordshire University, we believe that every student and staff member needs to be carbon literate if we are to help tackle the climate emergency and achieve our One Planet Pledge of carbon neutrality by 2030, and we are proud of our Bronze Carbon Literacy Award status. As part of our ongoing commitment we particularly encourage applications from candidates who have already completed carbon literacy training, or are prepared to undertake this training as part of their ongoing professional development.

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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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