System Administrator: Directory Services, University of Manchester, UK

University of Manchester
System Administrator
Study in:UK
Deadline: 23 Nov 2017

System Administrator: Directory Services

Closing Date : 23/11/2017
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration :
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
School/Directorate : Directorate of IT Services
Division : ITS Service Delivery & Infrastructure
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : PSS-10186

About IT Services

IT Services at the University of Manchester is a vibrant and fast moving department, we focus on delivering excellent customer service and quality services for our staff, students and researchers.

Find out more about our organisation and values:

The Directories Team

This is an exciting opportunity to work within one of the UK’s largest universities and help deliver the University of Manchester’s vision to be a world leading university by 2020.

To support this aim, IT Services has established an ambitious strategic plan that will allow us to further develop our services and become more agile and responsive to the needs of the University.

Supporting the delivery of this vision will be the authentication, directory and identity management services managed and developed by Directory Services.

You will be working in a team of 8 to provide identity and directory services to over 50,000 students and staff.

This role

IT Services are looking for an experienced Active Directory/Windows server system administrator to be a part of our Directories Team, to assist with the management, maintenance, and configuration and troubleshooting of directories and account lifecycle management/registration services. Whilst the role is focussed on Active Directory management and support, the successful applicant will also gain exposure to other directory technologies under the NetIQ suite of products.

You will be expected to be proficient in Active Directory management and BAU support and be familiar with federated authentication services and enterprise level IT identity lifecycle management.

In return this role offers an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and work in a large organisation providing enterprise level identity and authentication services.
Specific Role Requirements

In addition to the Person Specification criteria detailed in this document the successful applicant must have the following:-

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of managing, maintaining, configuring and troubleshooting Active Directory within an enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience of managing Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 in support of directory provision.
  • Knowledge and experience of enterprise level IT identity lifecycle management and associated best practice
  • Familiarity with federated authentication and ADFS.

Additional desirable skills/knowledge:

  • Experience of either NetIQ edirectory, NetIQ IDM, or OpenLDAP.
  • Experience of integrating identity and authentication with Microsoft cloud service.

When addressing the person specification criteria in your application for this role please ensure you make reference to the specific role requirements.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

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:  Darren Hankinson


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

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


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