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Senior Systems Engineer / Lead Systems Engineer (Systems and Platform)

Date: 12-Mar-2023

Location: UNIV ADMIN, Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

About NUS IT

NUS Information Technology is the cornerstone to providing reliable, high-performance and secure IT solutions and effective IT governance for the campus. Here at NUS IT, we aim to transform NUS into a borderless computing community providing knowledge at its fingertips by enhancing the use of effective applications and services for teaching and learning. 


We drive a culture that is forward-looking. With a strong passion for IT, our people are always striving to improve, push boundaries and innovate with a "can-do" attitude.  We embrace collaboration, open communication and knowledge sharing. If you see yourself thriving in a dynamic environment and breaking new grounds with innovative ideas, you will find yourself at home in NUS IT. 


As part of our team, you can look forward an empowered work environment that allows you to take charge of your own career path. We provide competitive remuneration as well as flexible work arrangements to enable your growth and development. We pride ourselves on our diverse workforce and are committed to transforming NUS into a leading global University shaping the future.

Job Description

Reporting to Head of Systems and Platform, you will be part of a highly motivated and passionate IT team to explore, learn and contribute towards NUS transformational goals of moving towards a more agile, secure, operationally efficient and sustainable infrastructure.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supporting senior engineer or IT Architect to analyse, design, plan, enhance and implement VMware virtualize infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud infrastructure and Cloud Management Platform. 
  • Responsible for system design, planning, administration and management activities below in a Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) environment, which is fast-changing, highly virtualized, automated and software driven:
    • Provision of virtual machines, host-based firewalls, network connection and network attached storage, etc.
    • System capacity planning; fault, performance and configuration management; software upgrade and security patches, etc.
    • Continuous systems operations and automation via coding, scripting and other software tools (e.g. HCL BigFix, Trend Micro Deep Security, Venafi and etc.) for enhanced efficiency, accuracy and service levels.
  • Identity trends in SDDC, develop insights and collaborate proactively with the domain experts in applications, high-performance computing and cyber security team to study the requirements and determine the development roadmap to support the University’s growth effectively.
  • Continuously update the relevant documents for SDDC operations, support, code controls and reviews.


  • A relevant university degree with at least 3 years of relevant working experience. Fresh graduate with the appropriate project and internship experience are welcome to apply. 
  • Hands-on exposure to systems administration (windows, Unix or Linux), virtualizations infrastructure administration, public cloud administration, operational tools administration, security tools administration and containers infrastructure. 
  • Exposure to the following areas: 
    • API and scripting languages such as Power CLI, Python, Java Script, Shell script and etc.  
  • Understanding of IT related services and processes that encompassed them. 
  • Fast learner and a good team player with passion to learn and apply technology to solve business problems. 
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with excellent analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: NUS Information Technology

Department : Infrastructure - Systems & Platform

Employee Referral Eligible: Yes

Job requisition ID : 14729