Senior Storage Engineer

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087258 (Ref.No. CSUIT1461)
Posted: October 18, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a role which will contribute to global change? Are you passionate about utilising your extensive knowledge and skills as a key part of the team modernising the provision of Storage and data management to deliver high quality IT services for business, research and teaching services?  Can you bring your excellent stakeholder management skills together with presence, energy and resilience to work in a complex and demanding organisation? 

The University of Leeds is one of the top 100 universities in the world and University of the Year 2017, as named by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

As we embark on an ambitious Digital Transformation, we are investing in our IT infrastructure which is key to developing our learning and research capability as we strive to collaborate across the globe, tackling global issues.

The storage team is focussed on delivering storage space from on-premise and public cloud systems, making it easy and safe for our customers to archive, vault, protect and share data, as well as backing up servers, databases and applications. We currently look after over 10 petabytes of data and forecast this to grow significantly as University Research accelerates.

You will play a proactive part in developing and implementing policy and process standards, service offerings and strategic projects with impacts across the University. You will play a key role in developing and standardising the delivery model and ways of working as we modernise our storage estate using your substantial expertise in this field. You will take a leading role in the development of solutions for complex issues and problems, bringing your inspirational approach to raise the quality of services delivered by the team, and deliver a service that is focussed on continual service improvement throughout its provision.

You will utilise skills gained from substantial experience in Server or storage roles to develop a service that aligns to industry best practice, IT standards and regulatory compliance. As the senior technical expert in the team you will be responsible for supporting, training, coaching and mentoring colleagues. You’ll need to get up to speed quickly and have excellent relationship building skills to work with world-leading academics and professional colleagues.

You will balance the requirements of projects and academic colleagues for specialist storage with the need to provide effective, efficient and secure IT. 

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

Martin Lomas, IT Storage Manager

Email:M.J.Lomas@leeds.ac.uk 


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.


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  IT
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 15 October 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 31 October 2021
Reference:  CSUIT1461


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