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Infrastructure Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, Cheshire
£31,931 - £34,709 gross per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Job Title: Infrastructure Engineer 

Salary: £31,931 - £34,709 gross per annum (dependent on skills and experience)

Hours: Full-time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Daresbury Laboratory, Daresbury, Cheshire


Due to the requirement of obtaining an enhanced security clearance for this role, we are only able to accept applications from persons who have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years. We cannot sponsor visa applications for this role.  

Together our scientists, technologists, engineers and business support team explore the unknown and turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

Come and discover how much you can achieve when you’re surrounded by world-leading experts, encouraged to constantly learn and empowered to explore your curiosity.  

We are seeking a talented Infrastructure Engineer to join our Digital Infrastructure team.  If you have a passion for science and want to make a significant impact in a diverse department at the heart of UK accelerator science, this is the role for you.

At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), we are dedicated to supporting ground-breaking projects across various scientific disciplines, delivering economic, societal and scientific benefits to the UK population and internationally.  Part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), we pride ourselves on equipping, encouraging, and inspiring our employees to perform at their very best.

The role has a broad technical remit and would suit a pragmatic problem solver with an interest in technologies and science.  You will have the benefit of guidance and support from senior Engineers.

If you have an aptitude and desire to progress in your career with STFC, you may benefit from appropriate training opportunities including degree apprenticeships (after a qualifying period). 

Key Responsibilities:

• Support Linux and Windows OS systems

• Manage physical and virtual environments

• Administer backup and recovery services   

• Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation related to the IT infrastructure 

Person Specification:

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities

• Strong communication and teamwork skills

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment 

We highly value the following skills; demonstrable experience is required in the majority of the following: 

Linux server and desktop support

Windows Domain Administration

Understanding of Server Hardware – Specifications, Setup and Administration

Virtualisation and Hypervisor Installation and Administration 

Network Storage Solutions - Specifications, Setup and Administration

System Monitoring 

Patch Management

IT Support at 1st, 2nd, 3rd Line

Experience in Project Management  

Our Benefits:

Our Benefits package includes flexible working scheme, Defined benefit pension scheme (employer contribution – currently up to 26%), and 30 days annual leave allowance plus 10.5 bank holiday/privilege days and several other benefits.

SC Clearance

The post you are applying for attracts a National Security Vetting clearance, there are further eligibility requirements, for further details at: 

To meet national security vetting requirements, you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years for CTC, 5 years for SC and 10 years for DV prior to the date of application. All DV posts are required to be UK Nationals.  

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, this is a place where there’s always something new to learn – about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself. 

Join us and discover what’s possible!


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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