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Computing Solutions Specialist (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 14, 2017.

Research & Institutional Services (RIS) is part of University Information Service (UIS) within the University of Cambridge. It provides Computing and Data Storage Services to the entire University and its affiliated institutions. The Computing and Storage Platforms Team consists of a set of highly skilled individuals, delivering high quality computing platforms, using state-of-the-art and cutting edge technologies. RIS is seeking to appoint two Computing Solutions Specialists who will develop and support new Data Storage and Cloud Computing platforms and services.

The role-holder works under the direction of the Head of Research Computing Platforms and will provide coordination, system administration and specialised technical consultation for existing and future systems and services developed within RIS. The position will also have responsibilities for associated interdependent systems, high performance computing resources, cloud-based services, and storage systems. The successful candidate will undertake day-to-day service management responsibilities and will also be involved in a range of internally and externally facing projects.

By joining RIS, the role holder will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of exciting and high profile projects which will include examination of the latest computing technologies such as GPGPU, KNL, OPA. The role holder will also be able to explore and pioneer cloud computing and storage use cases using cloud computing platforms such as OpenStack.

The role-holder will be educated to Masters degree level in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or have equivalent experience. Essential skills include: practical and proven knowledge of Linux system administration, shell scripting and practical knowledge of high level programming languages such as Perl or Python, configuration management and automation methods using technologies such as Puppet or Ansible. Experience with storage platforms and parallel file systems (e.g. Lustre), HPC system integration and configuration and cloud computing platforms (e.g. OpenStack) will be advantageous. The role holder must be proactive and creative in problem solving, and will need to be comfortable resolving complex problems, and be able to handle workload from multiple projects at the same time while maintaining attention to detail. Good presentation skills both oral and written will also be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Wojciech Turek wjt27@cam.ac.uk or 01223 764502. The closing date for applications is Friday 30th June 2017. It is intended that interviews be held on Tuesday 11th July 2017.

Please quote reference VC12156 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.

HPC Consultant (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 23, 2017.

Research & Institutional Services (RIS) is part of University Information Services (UIS) within the University of Cambridge. It provides Research Computing and Data Services to the entire University and its affiliated institutions. The Research Software Engineering Team includes a set of skilled individuals working to develop high quality Research Software in order to enable better research outputs using state-of-the-art High Performance Computing and Big Data/Data Analytics technologies. RIS is currently enjoying a rapid growth in demand for its services from across all Schools and Departments, from Science to Humanities.

The role holder (HPC Consultant/Research Software Engineer) works under the direction of the Head of Research Software Engineering and undertakes service duties across several projects to achieve the core mission of the Research Computing Service division. By joining RIS, the role holder will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of exciting projects spanning different disciplines, from engineering and physics to humanities.

The role holder will have the opportunity to work in close synergy with researchers across multiple disciplines to create research software and services to tackle Big Data problems (ingestion, processing, analytics, presentation and visualization) using on-premises or cloud resources. The role holder will also be part of a cross-divisional Research Software Engineering team which mission is to directly support UK scientists on the new EPSRC Tier-2 UK Cambridge Service for Data Driven Discovery (CSD3).

The role holder must hold a Masters degree level in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, a Computational Science-based discipline or have equivalent experience. Essential skills required include good proven knowledge of programming languages (C/C++, Java or Python) and software engineering techniques. Experience with Data Analytics processing frameworks such as Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark is a plus. The role holder must also have good interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation and be proactive and creative in problem solving. Good presentation skills both orally and written will also be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Filippo Spiga (fs395@cam.ac.uk) or 01223 764301. The closing date for applications is Friday 14th July 2017. It is intended that interviews be held on Friday 21st July 2017.

Please quote reference VC12562 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.

HPC Systems Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 02, 2017.

Research & Institutional Services (RIS) is part of University Information Services (UIS) within the University of Cambridge. It provides Research Computing and Data Services to the entire University and its affiliated institutions. The Research Computing Platforms Team consists of a set of highly skilled individuals delivering high quality research computing platforms to enable better research outputs using state-of-the-art and cutting edge technologies. RIS is seeking to appoint a systems technician to support and maintain high performance computing (HPC) platforms, Big data and Data Analytics platforms, Storage and Cloud platforms. The role holder will be also involved in a range of other interesting internally and externally facing projects run by the division.

The role holder works under the direction of the Head of Research Computing Platforms and will join the existing support team, and will be providing technical assistance and hardware platform support for its many HPC systems, as well as system administration and maintenance and building new systems.

The successful applicant will have appropriate experience in an all-round IT support role, Linux system administration, storage and networking. Strong experience with systems integration and network cabling to high standards are required. Good communication, and excellent organisational, analytical and troubleshooting skills are essential. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate initiative and ability to multi-task. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a data centre environment, operate data centre equipment and handle heavy computer hardware, servers, switches and cabling.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years 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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Wojciech Turek wjt27@cam.ac.uk or 01223 764502. The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th June 2017. It is intended that interviews be held on Monday 3rd July 2017.

Please quote reference VC12132 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.

Junior Project Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jun 15, 2017.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

This could also be a Secondment opportunity for Internal applicants.

This is a hands on role working within the University Information Services' Programme and Project Office to deliver projects and support the delivery of more complex projects and programmes. Specifically, the role holder is likely to be assigned the management of a number of smaller scale projects that they will be responsible for and also to work alongside a Programme Manager to deliver specific workstreams or aspects of a highly complex and important programme for the University.

The role requires an organised individual with the ability to work methodically and consistently to ensure project timeframes are met. The role holder will need the ability to build relationships and engage with a wide range of stakeholders effectively.

To ensure consistency across the portfolio, the role holder will be required to utilise standard templates and approaches used by the University.

This role of Junior Project Manager is crucial to the effective working of the Programme and Project Office and forms part of a developing project management career path within the University's Information Services.

Formal qualifications in project management would be an advantage, but are not essential. Experience working within a project or programme environment is required with evidence of an understanding of basic project management principles and activities. Experience in an IT environment and familiarity with software development would also be an advantage.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 June 2017. It is intended interviews will be held week commencing Monday 3 July 2017

Please quote reference VC12370 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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