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ICT Systems Engineer

Ref: 76671

  • 54,000-77,000
  • 03 Mar 2022
  • Dublin (North)
  • Permanent

Job Title

ICT Systems Engineer

About the Company

Our client is a vibrant University, that are looking to recruit a ICT Systems Engineeron a full time and permanent basis.

About the Position

Reporting to the Deputy Director of ISS (Engineering and Innovation), the ICT Systems Engineer will work as part of the engineering and innovation team in the management of key university-wide systems critical to the activities of the university. Sh/he will work closely with other ISS colleagues, the wider university stakeholder group and technology vendors to ensure robust critical systems management and integration.

Key Responsibilities


  • Act as a key engineering team player with responsibilities for a broad range of systems and technologies
  • Act as system engineer in the implementation, maintenance and support of Operating systems, databases and associated services
  • Specify and deploy the installation of key cross-institutional cloud based, virtual and physical ICT infrastructure
  • Acting as subject matter expert (SME) and providing ICT consultancy advice to university-wide and other infrastructure-related projects
  • Attendance as appropriate at university committees and advisory groups
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders in supporting university-wide developments
  • Liaison with the university stakeholders and campus companies to streamline systems with the aim of decreasing cost and increasing efficiency, transparency and security
  • Advocacy across the institution of the benefits of a university-wide, enterprise approach to pervasive ICT infrastructure
  • Involvement in highly technical projects that are user facing and involve multiple dependencies and third party contractors
  • Mentoring of ISS staff on ICT management, administration, emerging technologies and best practices
  • Promote and develop automation through scripting and the adoption of modern tools
  • Act as an escalation point for ICT issue resolution
  • Monitoring industry trends and maintaining a technology watch on developments likely to be of relevance to the future transformation of a university-wide ICT infrastructure
  • Engagement with potential and existing suppliers of ICT related goods and services, providing technical evaluation and input to procurement processes, and ensuring best value for the university.




  • A Primary Degree and/or post-graduate degree (Master’s Degree level or equivalent) in Information Technology, Computer Science or other relevant field
  • At least 5 years’ senior ICT systems administration, design and deployment experience
  • Additional experience or relevant professional qualifications would be advantageous.
  • Sound understanding of the cross-institutional dimensions of enterprise systems, ICT infrastructure and the associated service delivery within a complex and highly devolved environment
  • Significant knowledge of major technological developments influencing enterprise ICT infrastructure provision and management
  • Knowledge of Project Design and Management methodologies
  • Proven capability to work under pressure and deliver benefits in a business critical service environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate, influence and liaise with staff at all levels of the organisation
  • Proven ability to produced detailed documentation to a high standard
  • Evaluation and assessment of new technologies and incorporation into service design
  • A flexible, adaptable outlook
  • A team player who enjoys working closely with a diverse range of people
  • Self-motivated, showing initiative and sound decision making
  • Commitment to continuing development of both personal and other professional and technical skills
  • Ability to develop and evaluate risk assessments


Systems and Technical Competencies:

  • An in-depth knowledge and experience of a significant number of the following;
  • Linux systems – Red Hat / Debian
  • Windows OS: Windows 10, 2016 and 2019.
  • Database technologies: SQL, MySQL and Oracle
  • Software development
  • Gsuite administration
  • APIs. Message queues, Boomi or Mulesoft
  • Enterprise deployment of Networking
  • Cross system monitoring tools
  • Azure /AWS cloud services


Significant degree of technical competency including;

  • Scripting / programming language: PowerShell, Perl, Python
  • Cybersecurity
  • Enterprise Server technology
  • Enterprise deployments of VMware
  • Enterprise backup solutions
  • Identity management (SSO)



Remuneration Package

The salary for the role is between the range of €55,000 and €80,000 dependent on experience.


For more information, on this role or other similar IT roles please contact Sarah Mac Nulty on ph:015927876, email me or click on the Apply button below!

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