Technical Specialist (Digital Hardware)

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Job reference: SAE-018078
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing date: 09/06/2022
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Employment type: Permanent
Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering
Division: School of Engineering Administration
Hours per week: Full time
Contract Duration: Permanent
School / Directorate: School of Engineering

The University of Manchester ( is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with one of the biggest student communities. In total, 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here and 83% of our research was ranked as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in 2014. Furthermore more than nine out of ten of our recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) comprises two multi-discipline Schools; the School of Engineering and the School of Natural Sciences, each led by a Head of School and Head of School Operations. The School of Engineering is made up of four academic departments and the School of Natural Sciences is made up of five academic departments. For more information please visit

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Technical Specialist (Digital Hardware) to join our dynamic technical operations team, which strives to provide a sector leading technical support for FSE and the wider University. With a commitment to customer service excellence and a passion for science and engineering, Technical Specialist (Digital Hardware) will provide an agile technical support service to staff and students to support teaching, research and professional services. FSE’s research and teaching quality is recognised globally; this is an exciting opportunity to join us in Manchester and contribute to the provision of a sector leading technical service.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Developing and maintaining bespoke digital hardware systems needed to support undergraduate teaching of hardware courses.
  • Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate students with digital hardware related project queries and issues.
  • Managing and maintaining a library of resources, tools, and supporting components and modules for use by students as part of projects or self-directed learning.
  • Supporting hardware systems, including in server rooms where appropriate.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Christopher Page, Technical Operations Manager


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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