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Technical Manager, Platforms and Storage

Job no: 502064
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Information Technology

  • Dynamic fast paced team environment
  • Five month, Full-time, fixed term appointment
  • Salary range: Level 9 $110,749 - $117,255.00 p.a.

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

The team

UWA is making significant investments in 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 information technology infrastructure and platform services are vital to enabling the university strategic objectives.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Director, Infrastructure and Platform Services, the Technical Manager, Platform and Storage is responsible for motivating and leading a team of 11 internal staff and a group of four on-site Service Delivery contractors to support, monitor and maintain storage, computing and infrastructure software and platform services.    This dynamic, ever-changing role will require a resilient, supportive leader, with the ability to articulate issues clearly and to understand and balance solution architecture, IT security and operational imperatives while managing outcome expectations.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant University degree or equivalent.
  • ITIL certification or demonstrated experience in ITIL processes
  • Extensive experience in designing, supporting, monitoring and maintaining platform and storage services in large and complex organisations.
  • Highly developed skills managing technical teams and external service providers. 
  • Superior analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to interpret needs and recommend solutions within a changing environment.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate with substantial influence, establish positive stakeholder relationships, and negotiate competing priorities whilst always remaining fully customer focused.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description below.  This position will also require a current National Police Check Certificate.

Closing date: Tuesday, 21 August 2018

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

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

Please see the position description prior to applying:  POSITION DESCRIPTION -Technical Manager (Platform and Storage)

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of 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