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Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Network Engineer
Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Job reference: SAE-016124

Location: Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/01/2021

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Physics & Astronomy

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: ASAP for 20 months

Applications are invited for a Data Centre Infrastructure Management Network Engineer position available on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester. Reporting to the UoM’s SKA Project Manager the DCIM Engineer will work closely with the SKAO’s Network Architect and Compute and Networks Agile design team. Liaising with numerous SKAO colleagues and third-party design consultants, the DCIM Engineer will have the primary responsibility for: inputting into and managing and controlling the SKA’s Compute and Network designs in NetTerrain; managing the NetTerrain software and its licensing; providing assistance to colleagues to use the tool; and taking responsibility for the quality assurance of networking documentation by working with the SKAO’s configuration management team.

This post is available as soon as possible with contract completion on 30th Sept 2022, with a possible extension after that date depending on further funding. Applicants should have significant experience in network engineering and design as well as data centre infrastructure management skills. You should also be well-organised and self-motivated with excellent oral and communication skills.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments will be made on merit.

Happy to talk flexible working.

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Mike Pearson



Name: Keith Grainge.


General enquiries:


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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