IT Operational Leader (Application Development)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7079737 (Ref.No. CSUIT1396)
Posted: June 11, 2021

Job Description

Are you a skilled leader able to enhance the work of a team of Systems Engineers? Do you have a customer focussed ethos and the drive to see that embedded across the team? Are you committed to enabling your team to add value to the IT Service and strategic programmes of work?

You will be primarily responsible for operational leadership of a team of Engineers, part of Application Development within IT. Working with colleagues across IT, you will have responsibility for day to day leadership of colleagues through effective support, mentoring, coaching and management of workloads, You will act as a point of escalation, as well as being experienced in development and automation you will be able to guide, support and challenge colleagues in your team to ensure optimal resource allocation and prioritisation. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to lead and manage others in line with the University’s Leadership Excellence Behaviours framework.  

The team includes a small number of automation engineers who work on projects across Application Development. Planned work in this area includes the introduction of CI/CD automation, and provisioning of non-production environments through Azure, and will involve work on both Windows and Linux platforms. You will have knowledge and experience of these areas and the leadership skills to introduce automated processes, working with the team to implement them from the ground up, and playing a key part in transforming the way development work is carried out.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Catharine Morgan, IT Application Development Manager, email: 

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 09 June 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 22 June 2021
Reference:  CSUIT1396

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