Engineer (Windows Server)

  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff, UK
  • Apr 07, 2022
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Vacancy Number: 13254BR

Engineer (Windows Server)

Working within a collaborative team as a member of Platforms and Storage, the role is responsible for the engineering support of Windows Server Infrastructure.   The role holder is expected to contribute to infrastructure deployment designs for the development of new centralised capabilities, and to provide a support role for existing capabilities, which are based on a foundation of Windows Server.  The support remit will be focussed at the Windows Server infrastructure level, with a collaborative engagement with Middleware, Directory, Database and Application support teams.   Many of the major central IT Systems within Cardiff University have an infrastructure component, which falls into the remit of the role holder.


We want to make Cardiff University an institution that is respected the world over. Our vision is to be a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding university, driven by creativity and curiosity, which fulfils its social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, the UK and the world. We expect to improve our standing as one of the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK.


The successful candidate will work within University IT alongside well-established infrastructure, application and operations teams and will primarily take responsibility for Windows Server infrastructure. 

The role holder will collaborate with application teams to provide Windows Server based services that are aligned to the functional requirements of business applications.   The role holder will collaborate with other members of the Platforms & Storage Team with regards to the integration of Windows Server capabilities, and the alignment of Windows Server to the Microsoft Roadmap.

Working as part of a Windows Server and Database support team, there is a development opportunity for the role to pick up some BAU database level support skills, and some additional experience with Linux.


You are expected to hold a background of working with Windows Server within an Enterprise environment and to possess experience in the deployment of windows services on an Enterprise level. 

You will possess good powershell scripting skills, and have some experience of working with some other scripting languages.

You will possess experience of life cycle management with regards to Windows Server, and other aspects associated with the management of a large enterprise estate, such as Active Directory.

You will have experience of enterprise monitoring tools, and the challenges of monitoring and managing a large Windows Server estate.

You will be comfortable working in a fast-paced academic environment and will be a key member of the wider infrastructure team within which you will be expected to build strong, effective working relationships. You will be expected to become the subject matter expert for the services that you develop and will oversee their transition to operational teams as required. The role will require you to prioritise and manage your workload effectively and respond promptly to new requirements where necessary.

What we offer

Cardiff University can offer many attractive benefits to its employees, including a competitive salary, 37 days annual leave per annum and a generous pension scheme.  More information on what we can offer can be found at

This is a full time, open ended position.

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Friday, 18 March 2022

Closing date: Friday, 6 May 2022

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


£34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)

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