Team Leader Network Core

at University of Melbourne

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client-centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements, and acts as a shared services function within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

This role will lead a team of technical resources that perform monitoring, management and maintenance of Network Core environments across Melbourne University campuses. This is to ensure the technical and operational stability, functionality and currency of the systems and infrastructure are maintained in order to facilitate delivery of quality outcomes in the achievement of Business Unit and Divisional objectives. You will provide leadership by ensuring efficient management and utilization of resources within the team to achieve the service delivery (projects) and service management (operational) components within Infrastructure Services. The Network Core encompasses, but is not restricted to, the following areas: Core routing and switching equipment in the Data Centre (including Research environment), Load Balancers, VPN gateways, Firewalls, University-wide IP Address allocation, CSM, LMS, DCNM, Statseeker & Scrutinizer.

About you

You will have:

  • Experience in managing and maintaining large network infrastructure, including Routing & Switching, within a complex environment.

  • Subject Matter Expertise in one or more of the following vendor technologies: Cisco Nexus Switches, Palo Alto, F5 and Automation.

  • Proven ability to lead a team and thrive in a changing and fast paced environment.

  • Industry certification would be advantageous.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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