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Application Deployment Engineer
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF37462

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 01/05/2022

Job live date: 28/03/2022

Salary: £31,406to £40,927 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Digital Technology Services

Division: Service Delivery & Operations

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

The Application & Deployment Team are seeking to recruit an experienced AppsAnywhere Packager to support the ever-expanding Software Delivery requirements of the University of Reading. The Application Deployment Engineer will be heavily focused on AppsAnywhere Software Packaging to support Teaching & Learning and Corporate software delivery via the platform. This is a Full time, permanent role.

The Application & Deployment Engineer is responsible for the effective and efficient support of the Universities software delivery systems and processes. Main responsibilities to include: 

  1. Packaging of applications for use on the Universities software delivery services (mainly AppsAnywhere, though from time to time, SCCM, InTune and JAMF also)
  2. Provide technical assistance to the Lead Application & Deployment Engineer with deployment systems (including imaging, SCCM, InTune, JAMF, Apps Anywhere, VDI), delivering excellent and responsive services that meet agreed KPIs
  3. Work with other members of staff in the department to collaboratively enable the strategy for device management and application deployment that meets the business needs of a more agile and flexible workplace
  4. Assist with establishing standards and best practices for managing end-user devices and integrating with other IT systems
  5. Work with stakeholders to schedule and undertake maintenance on device management and deployment systems and services to ensure that they are secure, fit for purpose and able to meet the demands of the University

You will have:

  • Solid experience in Application Packaging for AppsAnywhere
  • Understanding of core IT infrastructure
  • Understanding of directory technologies (AD, DNS)
  • Knowledge of Desktop Imaging (Microsoft Windows operating system and application software)
  • Ability to prioritise competing and complex work demands
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation of technical issues for non-specialist audiences

Interview date TBC

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Academic & Research Computing Manager

Contact role:

Lead Application & Deployment Engineer

Contact name:

Aaron Kingsbury

Contact name:

Huw Wright

Contact email:

Contact email:

​​​​​​​Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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