Research Computing Linux Systems Administrator (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, University Information Services United Kingdom

Research Computing Linux Systems Administrator (Fixed Term)


Applications are invited for the position of Research Computing Linux Systems Administrator.


The Research Computing Services (RCS) team forms part of the Research Information Services division within University Information Services. RCS provides University-wide data storage platforms, several HPC compute clusters including the UK's largest academic cluster CSD3, virtualization and Hadoop platforms and other services all running within an enterprise data centre environment.


RCS supports research computing on a larger UK scale through DiRAC, a new, peta-scale Tier 2 HPC facility, industrial customers and some of the largest UK science projects such as the Square Kilometre Array and the 10,000 genome project.


As a member of RCS you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the design and delivery of services and other new cutting edge projects.


We are looking for an experienced Linux systems administrator. Our user base includes academic and industrial users and you must have the ability to deal with a varied level of user experience and have good communication skills.


Key responsibilities: the role will involve user support of RCS services and the opportunity to contribute to service development. This includes user account management, service troubleshooting and development, software compilation and installation and maintaining documentation and training material.


Key skills and qualifications: a degree level education in computing or equivalent work experience; Linux system administration and scripting; communication, team working and the ability to prioritise tasks. The motivation to learn new skills and interest in new technologies are strongly desirable. Experience of HPC is advantageous.


There will be opportunities for personal development by learning from experienced colleagues and by attending training courses.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 April 2021 in the first instance.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Informal questions about the post should be addressed to Dr Stuart Rankin The closing date for applications is Friday 11th May 2018.


Please quote reference VC15271 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


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