Systems Developer

Job title Systems Developer

Department Computing Services

Salary Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Wednesday 24 January 2018

Closing date Thursday 15 February 2018

Interview date Tuesday 27 February 2018

Reference DM5568

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Role Description
This is a key role within the Computing Services Servers and Storage team. The team is responsible for the development and maintenance of a range of IT services that support around 16,800 students and 3,300 staff across research, teaching and professional services.

Key Accountabilities
You will maintain and enhance current systems, providing expert systems administration and development skills.  You will contribute significantly to third-tier support processes, resolving problems, documenting root causes, and improving service levels.


  • Firm technical knowledge and significant expertise of server operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Debian/Ubuntu, and Oracle Solaris.
  • Expertise at enterprise level of relevant virtualisation, storage and backup technologies.
  • Knowledge of web-infrastructure systems such as Apache, and Tomcat.
  • Skills in scripting languages such as powershell, php and perl would be desirable.
  • The ability to deal with complex requests for upgrade and change around the relevant technologies.
  • Knowledge of systems such as puppet to automate existing processes.

Department Overview 
Computing Services is here to help staff and students of the University make effective use of computing for learning, teaching & research. We aim to provide an IT environment that matches the University's international, teaching and research reputation, and which contributes to the realisation of its key institutional strategies. Furthermore we aim to respond to both the changing needs of our constituent users, and the wide diversity of those users through the exploitation of new technologies.

IT Infrastructure
The IT Infrastructure teams are responsible for the data centres, networks, compute and storage resources, and the systems and software that support University IT services.

The University of Bath
We are a leading University, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.  The campus provides a vibrant and rewarding working environment,  where innovation and passion for excellence is pursued.  There is a wide range of on-site amenities, including world-class sporting facilities. Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooks the city of Bath.

What we offer
The University of Bath is an exciting and engaging place to work. We are committed to personal and professional development. In addition to this, we offer the following employee benefits:

  • 18% employer pension contribution, 8% employee contribution
  • 39 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays)
  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery and childcare vouchers schemes
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work, fitness plus with our world-class sports training village)
  • Interest free loans for public transport seasons tickets and motorcycle purchases for commuting
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Discounted physiotherapy services
  • Onsite parking

If you’d like to find out more about working for Computing Services please visit our webpage

For an informal discussion about this role please feel free to contact Martin Maclaran on 01225 386037 or via e-mail  

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

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.