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Senior Systems Infrastructure Engineer

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is a merged Trust comprising University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust. Bringing together a combined workforce of over 14,800 staff, the new Trust delivers over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites serving a core population of more than 500,000 people.

With a strong emphasis on the sharing of health and care information across the community, UHBW's digital vision is for all staff to have access to the information they need, when they need it, without having to look for a piece of paper, wait for a computer or ask the patient again. Our status as a Global Digital Exemplar means we can realise this vision by implementing digital technologies that will help us to transform the way we work and how we relate to our colleagues, patients, and partner organizations.

We are now looking for a Senior Systems Infrastructure Engineer to complement the technical expertise of the existing team. Reporting to the Trust's Systems Infrastructure Manager you will be responsible for the daily operational management of the Trust's central computing systems. This is a technical role which will require active participation in the development of the Trust's data centre infrastructure, the provision of technical advice to support IT projects will also be required.

Main duties of the job

The Systems Infrastructure Team uses its technical skills for the daily operational management, support and backup of the Trust's central computing systems. The Team consists of a group of highly self-motivated technical individuals headed up by the Systems Infrastructure Manager.

Working closely with team and Digital Services colleagues, system owners, users and other stakeholders, the Senior Systems Infrastructure Engineer will bring their extended technical knowledge to the implementation, deployment and support of critical systems. Using their experience, they will also contribute to the continuous development of Trust IT Infrastructure.

The post holder will be required to participate in an on-call rota to support core systems out of hours.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Current/recent Microsoft qualifications
  • Evidence demonstrable considerable continued professional development

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven professional experience of the installation of servers (physical and virtual), operating systems and applications
  • Proven professional experience of working effectively within a team in an operational systems environment
  • Proven experience of configuring PCs and servers onto a network and the configuration of basic applications
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft operating systems including Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and Windows 7/10
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products (SQL, Exchange 2016, IIS and Office 365).
  • Detailed knowledge of LAN and WAN communication protocols including TCP/IP
  • Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and installation, operation and migration of those elements
  • Detailed knowledge of VMWare (ESX) installation, configuration, operation and migration
  • Detailed Knowledge of SAN and NAS Technologies
  • Proven experience of technical fault finding and resolution within a large scale organisation.
  • Proven experience of liaising with a wide range of professions and departments.
  • Proven experience of working with end users.


  • Proven experience of working in agile environments
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux
  • Knowledge of Trend AV and anti-malware technologies
  • Knowledge and experience of Kemp hardware network load balancers

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to continuously investigate and propose system improvements
  • Able to work as part of a team, whilst possessing the necessary experience which will allow working on one's own initiative
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (with internal and external clients)
  • An awareness of the need to secure server and network configurations and installations.
  • A good working knowledge of the data protection act.
  • A full current driving licence.
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours.
  • Participation in an on call rota.
  • Work in a multi-site environment.
  • The willingness to undertake further training if required.
  • Motivation and ability to continually and actively learn and expand skills/knowledge.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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