Senior IT Engineer

About Faculty

Faculty transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI. 

We are Europe’s leading applied AI company, and saw its potential a decade ago - long before the current hype cycle. 

We founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme, training academics to become commercial data scientists. 

Today, we provide over 300 global customers with industry-leading software, and bespoke AI consultancy for retail, healthcare, energy, and governmental organisations, as well as our award winning Fellowship. 

Our expertise and safety credentials are such that OpenAI asked us to be their first technical partner, helping customers deploy cutting-edge generative AI safely. 

Our high-impact work has saved lives through forecasting NHS demand during covid, produced green energy by routing boats towards the wind, slashed marketing spend by predicting customer spending habits, and kept children safe online. 

AI is an epoch-defining technology. We want people to join us who can help our customers reap its enormous benefits safely.

About the Team

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Business Technology Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate is a well-established IT professional with a robust background in cloud computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), and some limited experience of legacy IT environments. The Senior Business Technology Engineer should have a strategic mindset, proven expertise in short-term strategy formulation, budget management, and procurement processes. While management experience is preferred, this role does not necessarily require extensive people management skills.

What you'll be doing:

Technical Leadership:

  • Provide expert guidance and technical leadership across cloud, SaaS, and legacy IT environments.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement innovative IT solutions that align with business objectives.

Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and implement short-term IT strategies that support the organisation's overall goals.

  • Contribute to the long-term technology roadmap by staying abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies.

Financial Management:

  • Manage IT budgets effectively, ensuring cost efficiency and optimization of resources.

  • Collaborate with finance teams to provide accurate financial forecasts related to IT projects and initiatives.

  • You will be responsible for keeping the IT function within budget, but the overall accountability for financial management sits with the Director of Security

Procurement:

  • Lead procurement processes for IT hardware, software, and services.

  • Evaluate vendors and negotiate contracts to ensure the best value for the organisation.

Team Collaboration:

  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment, working closely with IT and cross-functional teams.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior members of the IT team.

Documentation and Compliance:

  • Maintain thorough documentation of IT systems, processes, and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards, regulations, and security best practices.

  • Leads the BizTech function from a technical perspective, capable of supporting, troubleshooting and managing our suite of SaaS tools, as well as managing their specific aspects of the physical environment.

Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field is a plus but not mandatory.

  • Proven experience as an IT Engineer with expertise in cloud, SaaS, and legacy IT environments.

  • Good strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in short-term strategy development, budgeting, and procurement.

  • Leadership experience in managing IT projects and collaborating with cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Relevant certifications (e.g., AWS, Azure, CompTIA) are a plus.

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