Human Resources

Hybrid Platforms Manager - QMUL26171

Department: IT Services
Salary: £48,305 - £53,625 (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL26171
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 23-Sep-2021
Closing date: 24-Oct-2021

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IT Services

IT Hybrid Platforms Manager



About the Role

A “hands on” role managing a team of infrastructure specialists responsible for the running, development and build of the universities on-premise servers, storage, virtualization and backup estate; and leading the team technically as we look to develop our public cloud hosted infrastructure.


About You

This is a challenging and important position for an organised, logical, self-starter, with excellent communications skills, and attention to detail. The successful candidate will be expected to implement and develop new technologies and processes, troubleshoot complex technical issues, and lead a team of specialists entrusted to deliver robust, resilient, responsive and secure University wide services.



  • High level of expertise with public cloud infrastructure (Azure or AWS preferred)
  • High level of expertise with on-premise infrastructure (Server hardware, virtualization platforms, storage, server OS, and backup)
  • Proven experience in leading in the delivery and running of performant and resilient enterprise solutions to meet both customer and business requirements.
  • Understanding of fundamental elements of Oracle and SQL databases is desirable.  


About the Department


The Hybrid Platforms team, part of the Platforms and Service Delivery directorate within IT Services, is responsible for on-premises server and storage hardware, backup, 1000+ virtual servers and their operating systems installed on them, Databases, and public cloud infrastructure in the near future. The team has a critical responsibility for the infrastructure the university relies on to provide a diverse range of services to staff and students both in the UK and abroad.


About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of October 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £48,035- £53,625 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.


Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Terry Holland at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.


The closing date for applications is 24 October 2021. Interviews will take place shortly after.

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