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Senior Network Engineer


Location:  Hybrid working – 2-3 days on campus central Manchester per week, with no give on that for the nature of these roles and on premise infrastructure.

Faculty / Function: Professional Services

Salary: Grade Competitive

Contract Type: permanent

Contracted Hours per week:37


About the role:


To plan and manage complex projects of a technical nature, balancing available resources (timelines and technology) and monitoring progress against plans to maximise the likelihood of successful delivery.


Responsible for identifying the lifecycle of key Infrastructure services and presenting best options for replacements.


A key element to this role is the ability to collaborate with authority and to foster and maintain excellent working relationships with staff at all levels across the University.


Lead on risks and issue management, identifying and managing risks and issues to mitigate key process and operational risks relating to the effective delivery of specialist area.

  • Experience of:

    • Fundamental understanding of security best practices within an enterprise environment

    • Cisco software defined networking for efficient automated management of network.

    • Working in an Enterprise datacentre and the practical application of High Availability, Resilience, and clustering server techniques. 

    • Hybrid cloud network architectures and their practical application.

    • Azure networking and security services


Network Operations Technical Team Lead


Location: Hybrid working – 2-3 days on campus central Manchester per week, with no give on that for the nature of these roles and on premise infrastructure.

Faculty / Function: Professional Services

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: permanent

Contracted Hours per week:37


You will be responsible for multiple Network operations infrastructure and services, managing a team of infrastructure engineers from senior to junior level.

Oversee infrastructure and services related hybrid cloud network connectivity and wired and wireless networks, including hybrid cloud data centre connectivity, DNS, Firewalls, core, distribution, and edge campus wide.  In addition, you will be responsible for operational infrastructure such as racking, data cabling, cooling, and UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems across approximately 90 communication rooms and two data centres.


Provide strategic direction and work with enterprise and solution architecture to put in place  standards and frameworks.

To lead and support project and operational activites, prioritising accordingly to ensure project deliverables and timelines are met and infrastructure services and systems are highly available and secure.

Recruit, mentor and develop a technical team ensuring appropriate training is in place for key skills to be developed and keep pace with technology changes.

Be able to effectively manage and coordinate activity across multiple work streams and where appropriate work in conjuction with project managers on major change projects ensuring the teams delivery is aligned with project plans.

Ensure QA processes are embedded in the work of the team and robust, maintainable services are developed.

Ensure the work of the team follow industry standard best practice from requirements gathering, design, development through to support and maintenance.

Monitor and review the success of solutions and develop plans for ensuring their effective and efficient running both immediately and post project.

Ensure resources are managed effectively and matched to business demand for project and BAU activities to ensure business continuity and high quality service delivery.


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About MMU

Manchester Metropolitan University employees over 4,000 employees. It is a modern University in a great global city, working closely with business, the community, and their peers - locally and internationally. The university has a clear vision with an ambition: to be the best modern University in the sector. With a strong financial platform and ambitious investment plans. The Mission is to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond. When recruiting the University places emphasis on a network of inspiring academics and passionate professionals. Manchester Metropolitan is widely recognised for their excellence in people management and D&I, in 2020 you were named as a top employer by the Top Employers Institute and Stonewall as one of the UK's most inclusive employers. Times Higher Education includes the University in its top 200 universities in the world, ranked 20 in the UK in 11 subject areas. It is also an important fact that the university has over 300,000 graduates from a global alumnus in more than 140 countries.


Host Accommodation during your contract

We work with Bunkout host accommodation to provide our interim staff with temporary residents during their contract at MMU.  From £22 a night, with locations within walking distance from the University. Our staff will accompany you to the property on your first day, in addition to showing you the local amenities.

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