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Platform and Storage Specialist

Job no: 499113
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Information Technology

  • Linux experience is essential
  • Full time, ongoing opportunity
  • Level 6/7 $77,122 - $94,137 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top Australian universities and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

About the work area

UWA is making significant investments in the Information and Technology Services to enable its strategic direction and goals.  UWA is also looking to utilise technology advancements to expand its services and create new and innovative teaching and research models.

Robust, flexible, integrated and agile enterprise architecture, information and technology services are vital to enabling the university strategic objectives.

The Role

The Platform and Storage Specialist supports the Technical Manager, Platform and Storage Service with technical expertise in a variety of analytical and technical assignments that provide for problem diagnosis and solutions for services in the storage, computing and infrastructure software environment.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant University degree or equivalent competency.
  • ITIL Certification or demonstrated experience in ITIL processes is desirable.
  • Substantial experience in architecture, documentation, operations and technical management of infrastructure platforms and applications, in a diverse hosting environment including high availability configurations, orchestration, automation, performance analysis and recovery methods.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to interpret needs and recommend appropriate solutions within a changing environment.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate, establish positive stakeholder relationships and manage competing priorities whilst always remaining fully customer focused.
  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector is desirable

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

About you

In this role you will have an understanding of operating and integrating Linux servers and workstations with other platforms including Windows and MacOS. You will also provide expertise in analysis, design, development, modification, testing, installation and maintenance of server platforms and applications based on the Linux environment.

You will also work very closely with colleagues in IT and other University business units to deliver high quality services and solution to customers.

Closing date: 30 September 2017

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File 315597, 315598, 316032, 316033, 316034.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time