System Administrator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 03 May 2024

Job no:517139
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Information Technology


University IT

  • Opportunity to work with a dynamic team managing and support core infrastructure, platforms, and emerging technologies
  • Level 6 – 8, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 12 months
  • Base salary range: $87,460 – $116,709 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

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.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will operate independently and provide support to the Platform Operations Lead 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.

About you 

A successful candidate will have broad experience across both private datacentre and cloud hosted platforms. You will have a strong understanding of enterprise application architectures and the underpinning services required to support them and be motivated to learn and develop new ways of delivering agile hosting platforms and foundation services leveraging Infrastructure as Code and other emerging capabilities.

Applicants with highly developed skills in Microsoft Azure IaaS, Directory Services, Online Services like Exchange and Teams, VMWare Horizon VDI and skills in both Windows and Linux will be highly regarded.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate :

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent competency
  • ITIL Certification or demonstrated experience in ITIL processes is desirable
  • Substantial relevant computing experience in standards, documentation, operations and technical maintenance of platforms and applications, in a diverse hosting environment including high availability configurations, orchestration, automation, performance analysis and recovery methods
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to interpret needs and recommend appropriate solutions within a changing environment
  • Ability to establish positive stakeholder relationships whilst always remaining fully customer focused
  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector is desirable

Note: Some afterhours work may be required and provision of a Current National Police Clearance will be required for the successful applicant.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  System Administrator 517139.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria .

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 3 May 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Steven Lim on (08) 6488 2970 or at [email protected]

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

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

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:16 Apr 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:03 May 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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