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School IT Business Manager (Relationship Manager)

(School of Technology) (Fixed-Term)

 

Salary: £52,219 - £55,389 

The University Information Services (UIS) department provides central Information Technology services for both the academic and administrative activities of the University of Cambridge. It is responsible for the development, delivery and support of all university-wide technology and systems (communications, storage, computers and corporate systems) to staff and students.  The School of Technology consist of the departments of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, the Computer Laboratory, Engineering, Judge Business School and the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

The position of School IT Business Manager (Relationship Manager) is a senior strategic role, with dual accountability: firstly, working within the School of Technology, driving the creation of School IT strategy and coordinating IT activity across all its departments. Secondly working as part of the UIS acting as a School IT services account manager ensuring that requirements are articulated within the UIS and service delivery meets the School’s expectations.  

 

The School IT Business Manager:

Establishes and maintains constructive relationships between the School (e.g. Head of School, Secretary of School, Heads of Departments, senior academics, Departmental Administrators and Departmental Computer Officers) and UIS, based on understanding the constituent departments and their user, academic and administrative drivers;

Builds and maintains supportive working relationships, involving regular contact, with the service owners who are responsible for the services relevant to the School, with the goal of achieving the optimal response to the School’s needs;

Establishes and articulates the requirements for new services to UIS, or changes to existing services, to service owners, and takes ownership for the implementation of such changes;

Identifies changes to the School environment that could potentially impact the type, level or utilisation of the services provided, and supports the IT Strategy Committee/Heads of Department in the implementation of such changes if necessary;

Identifies and communicates technology trends that could potentially enhance the School’s strategy, and supports the School in considering the impact of the utilisation of services;

Collects information from different groups and committees and captures the “big picture” comments;

Monitors service performance and value-for-money delivered to the School by centrally-funded IT services and reports on this to the School’s IT Strategy Committee.

The successful candidate will have a good degree or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate a continuing professional development in IT management, service delivery and/or project management.  Applicants will have highly developed research, systems analysis and project management skills, as well as a broad range of technical expertise, and the ability to understand business needs in relation to IT service requirements.  Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as is experience in management and strategic IT planning.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10180. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For queries regarding this post please contact Lori Klimaszewska, lamk2@cam.ac.uk.  The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2016. It is intended that interviews be held on Tuesday 7th June 2016.

 


 

HPC Consultant (Fixed Term)

Salary: £34,576 - £46,414

Research & Institutional Services (RIS) is part of the central University Information Service (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 consists of 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.

The role holder (HPC Consultant / Solution Centre HPC Engineer) works under the direction of the Head of Research Software Engineering and undertakes research and service duties across several projects in the context of the core mission of the Research Computing Service support team.

By joining RIS, the role holder will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of exciting projects in the High Performance Computing and Big Data fields spanning different disciplines, from engineering and physics to humanities. In addition to this, the RIS has a long-term established industrial relationship called the DELL/Intel Solution Centre. In this specific context, the role holder will work in direct collaboration with our partners to design, benchmark and evaluate current and upcoming HPC system architecture and HPC software. In particular, this will include examination of the many-core Intel Xeon Phi (codename Knights Landing), the Omni-Path HPC interconnect, NvRAM and specialized accelerated platforms based on, for example, FPGA.

The role holder will also have the opportunity to participate in the creation and definition of new research projects and help RIS to secure more funding for the years ahead.  Contributions and lessons learned will be extended to improve the general service provided by RIS to all University users.

The role holder will be educated to 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 such as C/C++ or modern Fortran, parallel programming paradigms (MPI and OpenMP), intra-node optimization techniques. Experience in OpenCL, Parallel File Systems (e.g. Lustre), HPC system integration & configuration would be advantageous. The role holder must have good interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation, and be proactive and creative in problem solving. The role holder 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 orally and written will also be an advantage.

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

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10119. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Filippo Spiga fs395@cam.ac.uk or 01223 764301.  The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2016. It is intended that interviews be held on Friday 3rd June 2016. 

 


 

Institution Support IT Technician (Fixed-term)

Salary:  £21,605 - £25,023

The University Information Services (UIS) is seeking an Institution Support IT Technician to assist with the provision of contracted IT support to departments, colleges and other organisations within the University as part of the UIS’s Institution Support Service. 

The role holder is expected to be educated to A-level or equivalent, and to be computer literate and numerate with experience in providing IT support within small to medium size organisations and of working in a team.  The role holder will have a solid working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems as well as some knowledge of other operating systems e.g. Mac OS X and Linux. The role-holder will be familiar with networking and a variety of hardware, as well as having excellent problem-analysis and solving skills, good interpersonal skills and a general practical hands-on aptitude.

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

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10090. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For queries regarding this post please contact Clare Bartlet, University Information Services, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB, cpb10@cam.ac.uk.  The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd May 2016.  It is intended that interviews will be held on Thursday 12th May 2016.  

 


Java Web Authentications Systems Developer & Administrator

(Fixed term)

 

DEPARTMENT/LOCATIONUniversity Information Services
SALARY

£34,576-£38,896

REFERENCE VC08853
CATEGORY Academic-related
PUBLISHED 14 April 2016
CLOSING DATE 6 May 2016

 

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