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Information Management Implementation Manager (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Salary: £34,233 - £36,309

University Information Services (UIS) provides the University of Cambridge, its Colleges and associated institutions with a wide range of IT-related services in support of administration, research and teaching. The UIS has a staff of more than 230 and an annual budget of over £16m. We are seeking an Implementation Manager to work in our Information Management team. This is a team of four people who are responsible for implementing a unified and collaborative information management framework and security service within the University. The service will offer advice, guidance on implementation of best practice, tools, training and assistance to all areas of the University on all aspects of information management. The successful candidate will also help develop reporting systems to monitor progress in implementing a whole organisation service.

The effective implementation of information management is an important part of preserving the reputation of the University, the integrity of research and sensitive financial information and the provision of effective IT services to the wider Collegiate University.

You will have excellent communication and change management skills which you will utilise in conjunction with your knowledge and experience to influence and encourage common working practices.

You will have demonstrable experience in most or all of these areas:

  • Implementing new systems.
  • Implementing information governance structures and practices in a large and complex environment.
  • Developing and delivering training.
  • Writing material for and maintaining a website.
  • Developing, organising and hosting workshops.

You will be able to demonstrate your skills by being educated to degree level, holding an equivalent vocational qualification or being able to demonstrate equivalent attainment through experience.

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 May 2015. Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 18 May 2015.

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 and to see further details please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6658/. The online application 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.

Please quote reference VC05785 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

 

Unix Specialist

Salary: £34,233 - £45,954

University Information Services is seeking to recruit a Unix Specialist to join a small team providing various services and facilities to staff and students of the University and its Colleges.

The role-holder will primarily work as a Unix system administrator with an element of developer and systems integrator. A hunger to learn new technologies and a joy at solving other people's problems is vital as is an excitement at working with a very wide range of technologies rather than a fear of it. The team's primary focus is on problem solving, creating solutions to systems level problems and bundling them up so that others can take advantage of them. The nature of these problems will commonly revolve around automation.

In the first instance the successful applicant will be expected to develop against VMware APIs and to create APIs (largely RESTful) for use in automating the creation, deletion and modification of virtual machines on a vSphere system. We therefore require prior experience with VMware at the API/programmatic level. Familiarity with the vCloud suite will be an advantage.

The role-holder will have a first degree in a numerate discipline, or equivalent knowledge. Extensive experience with a variety of Unix systems and knowledge of scripting or programming languages, including web programming languages is essential. The role-holder will be familiar with virtualisation technologies and have experience with Unix system administration. The role-holder will have good communication skills both one-to-one and to a wider technical audience.

It will be advantageous to also have experience of automated installs of various OSes using technologies such as Autoyast, Kickstart or Preseed and experience of automated management/patching of systems using technologies such as Ansible, Chef or Puppet. (We currently use Ansible.)

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6378. 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.

Please quote reference VC05529 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

For queries regarding this post please contact Lori Klimaszewska, University Information Services, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB, . The closing date for applications is Friday 1 May 2015. It is intended that interviews be held on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

 

Systems Java Developer (Fixed Term) x2

Fixed-term: The funds for these two posts are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Salary: £34,233-£43,325

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. As the University continues to grow and evolve, greater demands are placed on the University Information Services, who provide centralised systems across the University. The University is currently investing in significant enhancements to their Online Admissions systems, and they are recruiting a Java Developer to join a growing Agile team.

As an experienced Java Developer, you will bring expertise to enable the effective design and creation of new web applications to augment the University's Online Admissions systems. These will cover areas such as student online application, self-service, electronic references and systems integration. All these services have large and diverse user bases, so usability is paramount in everything we do. Our systems often support complex business processes for occasional users, so we aim as much as possible for our applications to be self-evident and self-documenting to the end user.

You will contribute to design and implementation within all three tiers of our software architecture, therefore the successful candidate will have a suitable mix of skills in the following areas: creating easy-to-use web GUIs using JSF; designing robust and self-documenting Java code that adheres to good OO principles; writing unit tests; creating suitable domain models to match abstract business processes; expertise in JPA, Hibernate and SQL. You will be designing not just new systems, but also improving or extending existing ones, so a strong ability to analyse, debug and test unfamiliar code is expected.

Our Agile approach includes fortnightly software demos to the business community within the University. You will also be communicating constantly with both technical and non-technical colleagues in order to validate and converge upon optimal solutions. Excellent communication skills and the ability to assimilate and act upon complex information are therefore essential.

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

Please quote reference VC05787 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Applicants should submit a CV and a completed CHRIS/6 cover sheet for CVs form to Giles Morrison, giles.morrison@psdgroup.com For further information, please contact Giles Morrison, using above email or telephone +44 2079 709 682. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2015. Interviews will take place week commencing 11 May 2015.

 

Systems Developer (Fixed Term)

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

Salary: £34,233 - £43,325

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. As the University continues to grow and evolve this places greater demands on the Information Systems Division who provide centralised systems across the University.

This role is primarily to lead the team in developing bespoke web applications in support of the University of Cambridge. The main customer is the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and much of the development work is performed in support of existing business processes. Whilst the role is that of a software developer, knowledge of systems architecture, project management, testing, requirements capture and modern web technologies are likely to be highly useful.

The management and support of the hardware and network infrastructure is done by a dedicated support team and is not part of this role. Experience of working with UNIX/Linux is desirable although system management skills are not essential.

The small ICE development team operates multi-application architecture primarily written in PHP, with both public and internal UIs, integrated using RESTful web-service APIs. This team works closely with users and business stakeholders to implement effective, high quality solutions through an iterative agile development process. We seek an experienced, adaptable and modern PHP application developer who will help to accelerate delivery within the team without compromising quality during an important phase of development.

This developer will typically take responsibility for the full development life-cycle of each feature from establishing acceptance criteria through to back-end, front-end and test development, but will be in constant communication with both non-technical stakeholders and other developers to share feedback, ideas and experience.

Knowledge of Symfony2 or a similar framework would be especially useful, and an interest in any of B/TDD, DDD, CI, SOA or rich UIs would be advantageous, but an enthusiastic approach to quality delivery and best practice, along with a willingness to learn and share knowledge, are paramount. The successful candidate will have some opportunity to shape the role according to their skills, and will have an input into all aspects of the development process as part of a flexible team.

  • Limit of tenure: 2 Years from June 2015

The closing date is 29 April 2015, with interviews week commencing 4 May 2015.

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

Applicants should submit a CV, completed CHRIS/6 cover sheet for CV's form, to Giles Morrison, giles.morrison@psdgroup.com For Further Information, please contact Giles Morrison using the above email or telephone +44 2079 709 682.

Please quote reference VC05028 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

 

Network Systems Officer

Salary: £28,695 - £37,394

University Information Services (UIS) is seeking a Network Systems Officer to work within the UIS Network Systems group to assist with managing and developing the University’s backbone data network, wireless service and associated support services.  The role will also provide IT network support to departments, colleges and other organisations within the University.  This is a permanent full-time post.

You will have a good education to degree level or equivalent.  You will have a good understanding of basic TCP/IP routing and Ethernet switching, as well as a good understanding of Unix systems, administration and scripting (Python, Perl, etc.).  The role holder will provide second-line support to handle reconfiguration requests and to investigate and resolve faults or other issues.  In addition, they should identify areas where services and procedures can be developed and be capable of leading that development.  You will exercise considerable interpersonal and self-management skills in providing IT network support to a portfolio of institutions within the University, across a broad range of active and passive networking infrastructure, hardware and software and contribute towards determining UIS advice and policy in support of institutions.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/4757/  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.

Please quote reference VC04115 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

For queries regarding this post please contact Lori Klimaszewska, University Information Services, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB, lamk2@cam.ac.uk.  The closing date for applications is Friday 24 April 2015. It is intended that interviews be held on Friday 8 May 2015.

 

Granta Backbone Network Specialist

Salary:  £28,695 - £37,394

The University of Cambridge is seeking a wider metropolitan area network fibre infrastructure specialist to assist in maintaining and extending the Universities' private fibre optic network, also known as the Granta Backbone Network (GBN).  Initially installed 25 years ago, the GBN currently extends over 45km of fibre optic ducting across the City, feeding approximately 200 institutions.   This is an unestablished permanent full-time post.

You will have a good education to degree level or equivalent, and have an extensive background in fibre network infrastructure planning and the necessary understanding to implement extensions, as well as maintain service levels to existing users. The role holder will provide support to the GBN manager and be expected to manage all aspects of, and execute, numerous projects in parallel. He/She will exercise considerable interpersonal and self-management skills, be motivated and possess an enthusiastic attitude to work and providing a good service to those that the network supports. The successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding and show experience of liaising with civil and cabling contractors, successful management of projects, clerks of works, knowledge of street works standards and telecomms specifications.  A good understanding of network principles will be advantageous.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6602/  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.

Please quote reference VC05732 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

For queries regarding this post please contact Lori Klimaszewska, University Information Services, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB, lamk2@cam.ac.uk.  The closing date for applications is Friday 17 April 2015.  It is intended that interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 April 2015. 

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