IT Systems Engineer (Linux)

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 7th of January 2019

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Would you like to play a key role in providing IT services for a world-leading provider of Engineering teaching and research?

The Department of Engineering Science is looking for an experienced IT Systems Engineer to join its Research IT Support Team. The role is based at the University’s Headington Research Campus and will support the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME).

Working for the Research IT Support Manager, in close collaboration with academic colleagues, you will be responsible for providing excellent IT infrastructure services, including data storage, remote access and other focused services in response to academic needs. The role has a Linux systems bias (although work with Windows systems will be required, with training available as needed), as well as calling upon a sound technical knowledge.

As you will be providing 2nd and 3rd line support to the Institute, you will need to have strong interpersonal and communications skills. Good organisational skills and an aptitude for issue resolution are also key in this varied role.

You will primarily be providing support to staff, researchers and students at the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in Headington, Oxford. As part of the larger Engineering IT Team, you will also engage with your colleagues to design and support services in our other locations within Oxford, to provide excellent IT services.

In return, we can offer you a challenging and fulfilling working experience, with access to a wealth of support and training to help you succeed in post and develop professionally. The IT Team is developing as an organisation and is actively adopting Lean IT and ITIL, as a set of tools, techniques and behaviours which help drive continuous improvement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sam Smith (email:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement describing how you meet the essential criteria of the role, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 7 January 2018 can be considered. Interviews are likely to be held on 15 or 16 January 2019.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Sam Smith