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IT Systems Support Officer


  • Great team culture
  • Location close to transport hub, flexibility for remote working
  • Part Time (2.5 Days per Week)

** Candidates must have an ongoing and unrestricted right to work in Australia to apply for this position **

About this Opportunity:

The IT Systems Support Officer, under the guidance and mentoring of the IT Systems Manager, has responsibility for ongoing technical management and vendor management of various key AC infrastructure systems, including monitoring, upgrades, security, continuous improvement and documentation, to achieve optimal business Return on Investment for those systems.

The current primary focus of this role is server and networking infrastructure, both on-premises and cloud hosted (currently including AWS)

Over time there may be opportunity to extend the scope of the role to other key AC systems.

Current Infrastructure technologies in use at AC include:

  • VMware virtualization
  • Dell servers, SAN and networking
  • CyberHound & Palo Alto Firewalls and Routers
  • IPSec VPN’s
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Veeam Backup solutions
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Mitel Telephony
  • Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu server operating systems

The role requires demonstrated understanding of and experience in a broad knowledge of IT Service Management / ITIL processes (particularly Incident and Change) and aligning technology solutions with business requirements and value.

Some interaction with the business owners and key stakeholders of various services is required.

This role also assists with providing second level support for all IT and related infrastructure including workplace computing (desktop/laptop hardware & software), printing, telephony, networking, and audio-visual / videoconferencing systems, across all AC campuses and remote connections for staff and students.

The role liaises with other second level (other internal / external) and third level (vendor) support to address all incidents and service requests.

Your new team:

Alphacrucis University College (AC) is Christian college with a reputation for excellence in training, teaching and research. AC has students worldwide, served via 7 campuses throughout Australia and New Zealand and via our online campus.

Whilst we are Christian in heritage and values, we welcome students of all worldviews. We offer qualifications from VET Certificate to Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Ministry, Theology, Business, Education, Social Science/Counselling, Music/Media and Chaplaincy. Our vision is to be a global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations.


  • Second Level IT infrastructure support
  • Design, implementation, upgrading, management & documentation of all AC IT Infrastructure solutions and security
  • Systems integrations, including continuous improvement

Required Skills and Proficiencies:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science / Information Technology, or equivalent, is essential
  • Relevant industry technical accreditation is desirable
  • Demonstrated commercial experience in infrastructure management, including associated systems, is essential
  • Demonstrated commercial experience in scripting & database management (Bash, Python, PowerShell, MSSQL & MySQL, or equivalents), is essential
  • Experience using key ITSM / ITIL processes is desirable but not essential
  • Demonstrable experience with security practices and techniques and monitoring solutions.
  • Broad understanding of IT systems, with specific familiarity with cloud, IP networking including switching/routing, firewalls, cybersecurity, wireless, server virtualisation, storage, authentication, Windows, and Linux required
  • Understanding of and commercial experience in both cloud and on-premise hosting models and SaaS vendor management
  • Broad, holistic understanding of how IT is used to support and enable mission critical business activities
  • Broad understanding of the tertiary education sector desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity practices
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in internal customer service and vendor relationship management
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Commitment to the Christian faith that informs one’s professional and personal choices and commitments


  • To be considered for this opportunity send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources. In your cover letter please address the required skills and proficiencies listed above.
  • This position description can also be viewed at
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE at 24 FEB 2023, unless filled prior to this date.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to high volumes of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

** Candidates must have an ongoing and unrestricted right to work in Australia to apply for this position **