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Network Development Engineer

ISS - Technical Infrastructure Group
Salary:   £44,737 to £51,805
Closing Date:   Wednesday 30 November 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 14 December 2022
Reference:  1082-22

Who we are

Lancaster is a top University in a beautiful campus location.

We’re passionate about high quality education, research, our people and all things digital. We’re looking for someone who shares our enthusiasms to take up an important role in our network systems team. The team is part of the Technical Infrastructure Group which has great technical expertise and is responsible for many technologies at the core of the University.

What you will do here

Working in the Network Systems team will place you at the forefront of networking and access control technologies. You will help to develop and manage systems which keep the networks running efficiently and keeping the University and our people safe from Cyber threats. You will work with the Head of campus and regional Networks and others to manage existing systems and leverage key technologies to develop new systems.

The Role Will Involve

  • Excellent Career development opportunities
  • Knowledge of Networking and the cyber security landscape.
  • You will work with system owners and users to improve the services.
  • Unix, Windows and Virtual server (on site and cloud) based system design and administration techniques
  • System integration using new code and scripts to facilitate automation of commons tasks
  • Involvement in design and development of new and improved systems and architectures
  • A degree, professional qualification or career experience in a relevant field
  • Excellent analytical, technical and communications skills
  • Ability to juggle priorities and balance long-term and short-term demands

The Benefits

This is an excellent opportunity for career development. As a team we are committed to the development of our people and foster a learning environment where you will be encouraged to learn new skills and technologies. As well as a competitive salary, there is a flexible benefits package available enabling you to tailor your benefits to suit your own needs. This includes options such as travel, childcare, wellbeing and shopping, and includes the purchase of additional annual leave. While the role will be based at the Bailrigg campus (and you will be expected to be on campus to support incidents) we actively encourage a positive work/life balance and enable agile working, from home or elsewhere, whenever appropriate.

As a truly global and inclusive university, we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our staff come from outside of the UK. We an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity. Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff.

We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us to understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none.

Candidates should contact Mark Jameson ( for any questions or informal discussion about the role.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups


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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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