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Critical Services Team Leader

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 03, 2020.

University Information Services (UIS) is looking for a self-motivated, reliable and enthusiastic person to join our Data Centre Critical Services team as the Critical Services Team Leader.

Particular responsibilities of the role include management of a small team of engineers who are responsible for the Mechanical and Electrical infrastructure to ensure efficient and safe operation of the electrical power and chilled water-cooling systems, and routine maintenance activities for the building fabric and external areas.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience of working in a data centre or other critical environment, co-ordinating maintenance activities with in-house staff as well as external maintenance providers and contractors, and a good knowledge of Building Management Systems.

They should also have good interpersonal skills and an excellent knowledge of Critical Facilities Infrastructure. They will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent and have an appropriate qualification in a Mechanical and Electrical related subject.

Occasional overtime may be required and the role also requires participation in an out of hours on call rota.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check and a security check.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

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For queries regarding this post please contact Ritchie Carter: rpc34@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 January 2021.

Please quote reference VC24947 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Finance Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 12, 2021.

Fixed-term: Appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis of 1 year to undertake transitional duties pending re-organisation.

University Information Services (UIS) is looking to appoint a self-starting and highly skilled Finance Manager to join the existing finance team.

The department offers the University a wide range of IT Services from networks and email, to high-performance research computing and highly specialist technology solutions. The role holder will be at the heart of our efforts to ensure we deliver these services in an efficient and cost-effective manner, while adhering to the relevant financial processes and procedures.

The primary focus of the role is to be responsible for leading and co-ordinating the monthly and year-end accounting processes, along with the day-to-day maintenance of UIS financial data, controls and processes. The role holder will act as a key financial accounting contact at UIS, not only working with UIS staff and the central university finance function, but also liaising with university departments, colleges and affiliates, as well as suppliers and customers external to the University.

Working closely with the Head of Finance, the successful candidate will be involved in budget setting and forecasting variance analysis, financial planning and forecasting activity, committee-servicing, as well as undertaking high-level problem solving and project work. The role holder will provide key data that underpins our service costing and annual planning, but will also support the improvement of our internal financial management and forecasting for services and projects.

We are ideally looking for a qualified accountant or someone qualified by experience. The role holder will have demonstrable experience of presenting financial information to non-financial colleagues at a senior level and be confident in the use of financial accounting packages and Microsoft Office applications, including Excel. The successful candidate will be organised, a proactive problem solver and an effective communicator of financial accounting matters.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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For queries regarding this post please contact Michael Lewis: mpl34@uis.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 27 January 2021.

Please quote reference VC25165 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Functional Analyst (Teaching & Learning) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Jan 06, 2021.

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

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Functional Analyst to join the multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning (T&L) Systems team, supporting the University's central T&L Systems, primarily the Moodle VLE.

The T&L services team consists of Functional Analysts, Learning Technologists, Technical Developers (Moodle), Support Analysts and Trainers. The team are responsible for the central Virtual Learning Environment, Lecture Capture (Panopto) and Text Matching (Turnitin), but the portfolio of the team may grow over time.

The role holder will join a small team working with academics and staff across a wide range of subjects and locations, providing T&L product specific advice (primarily VLE), guidance, encouragement and support to help staff become competent and confident users of the system across the Institutions and Colleges of the University. The role holder will improve the blended learning experience of students by offering support to academics, departmental administrators & computing officers, and provide expert advice (product and wider T&L systems knowledge) to management and university governance groups.

Over time the role holder will use business analysis and project management methodologies, such as the MoSCoW method, user stories, agile sprints and user acceptance testing to articulate user needs and translate these into supported change and scheduled releases within T&L products.

During the annual VLE upgrade cycle the role holder will play a vital part in evaluating change, performing change evaluation of configuration change, updating support material and advising on policy and procedures. The role holder will be expected to ensure university policy compliance such as data retention, accessibility and GDPR in all changes evaluated.

The role holder will be expected to play a central role in any projects to evaluate new T&L service offerings or to integrate the VLE with other systems. Responsibilities will include adapting teaching & learning tools to business needs, evaluating and articulating user needs, producing research papers and process flow diagrams, offering advice and professional expertise around configuration, and ensuring the user's voice is considered within the service.

Continual improvement is key to the successful and efficient operation of the services on offer, and so the role holder will be expected to undertake trend analysis & research, and then articulate a suggested resolution for discussion. The role holder will be expected to deliver successful resolution through problem solving, which may include liaison with other Cambridge VLE teams, external providers (JISC, ALT, and other Universities), and research into possible VLE extensions and integrations.

The role holder will also provide 2nd line helpdesk support ensuring assigned requests are managed according to procedures, using version control and release management standards and software.

In addition to the essential criteria listed in the attached further particulars document, please see the attached additional information document which details additional responsibilities and further support towards a successful application.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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For queries regarding this post please contact Jessica Comber-Chaney: jessica.comber-chaney@uis.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Candidates are asked to provide a covering letter that highlights how essential and desirable criteria may be met. Candidates are encouraged to apply even if not all desirable criteria are met.

Upon the closing date of the opportunity, members of the application panel will carefully select a shortlist to invite to interview. As part of the interview process you may be asked to do a short presentation, or take part in some exercises. Candidates selected for interview will be informed of these upon invitation to interview.

Please quote reference VC25268 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Computing Security Specialist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 18, 2020.

The Research Computing Service (RCS) at the University of Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for an excellent candidate to join the division as a Research Computing Security Specialist.

RCS provides one of the largest High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in the UK, large scale HPC storage and an OpenStack cloud infrastructure which underpin a range of services for researchers from within Cambridge and other UK Universities and industry.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Implementing security best practices across research computing platforms and services.
  • Maintaining the Information Security Management System (ISMS) in accordance with ISO27001 standards.
  • Promoting and raising awareness of security best practices and ISMS.
  • Performing risk assessments.
  • Implementing and maintaining security patching strategy.
  • Maintaining security monitoring and alerting tools.

Essential skills include:

  • Experience with developing, implementing and maintaining security policies and procedures.
  • Practical and proven knowledge of security administration of Linux servers, network and storage.
  • Experience with monitoring security on a large scale system.
  • Experience with conducting security investigations of compromised accounts or systems.

Desirable skills include:

  • Shell scripting and practical knowledge of high level programming or scripting languages such as Python or Bash.
  • Experience of implementing authentication and authorisation solutions, including multi factor authentication.
  • Experience with ISO27001 or other security frameworks.

The role holder will also need to be proactive, creative and comfortable resolving complex problems. We are looking for candidates that are passionate about information systems security and would like to develop their career in this area. We can provide the relevant training to support this role.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For queries regarding this post please contact Wojciech Turek: wjt27@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2021.

Please quote reference VC24949 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Research Computing Specialist - Storage and Cloud Engineer

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Nov 25, 2020.

The Research Computing Service (RCS) at the University of Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for an excellent candidate to join the Research Computing User Services team as a Research Computing Specialist.

RCS provides one of the largest High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in the UK, Large scale HPC storage, NAS and long term tape storage, OpenStack cloud infrastructure and other services for researchers from within Cambridge and other UK Universities and industry.

The successful applicant will join a growing team responsible for supporting, developing and maintaining these UK-leading services to facilitate research across a wide range of disciplines. As a member of RCS you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the design and delivery of new services and other cutting edge projects.

Essential skills include:

  • Practical and proven knowledge of Linux system administration, shell scripting and practical knowledge of high level programming or scripting languages such as Python or Bash.
  • Configuration management and automation methods using technologies such as Ansible and Terraform.
  • Experience with storage platforms, parallel file systems and cloud-computing platforms such as OpenStack would be advantageous.
  • Proactive, creative and comfortable resolving complex problems.

We are looking for candidates that are excited about working with the latest cutting edge technologies, infrastructure as code in an agile driven work environment.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For queries regarding this post please contact Wojciech Turek: wjt27@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Sunday 31 January 2021.

Please quote reference VC24635 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Senior Software Developer - SharePoint and Front End Specialist and Technical Lead

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Dec 11, 2020.

From gravity to computers, evolution to pulsars, for 800 years the University of Cambridge has helped brilliant minds collaborate and create.

An opportunity has become available at University Information Services (UIS), for an experienced SharePoint and Front End Developer.

You will join a growing team of engineers working on digital products and services used by the University's ~60,000 students and staff.

Your work will be varied and unique; including work on a programme to transform the experience of engaging with the University on its digital platforms, ensuring it reflects the values of excellence our reputation is built on.

You will get the chance to collaborate and interact with some of the finest minds in the world, sharing data, insight and expertise to make a meaningful difference to the University's success.

You will be responsible for creating the architecture and components that will support responsive, accessible, scalable, and secure intranets for the University of Cambridge.

You will:

  • Analyse new technologies and systems to solve existing integration problems.
  • Work with other engineers to plan and organise product development.
  • Develop solutions that take responsiveness, accessibility, and scalability into account and optimise performance.
  • Manage the development life cycle. Ensure the quality of the production code through exhaustive code reviews, following good practice and programming standards, in a DevOps and agile environment.
  • Influence how and what we build, so it is aesthetically and functionally impeccable.

You will work with other engineers that are proud of the code they produce and take pride in working in the open. Most of the code produced in the team is open sourced: https://gitlab.developers.cam.ac.uk/uis/devops.

You will also work with other team members on other areas: UI Designers, User Experience Researchers, or Content Designers.

We are a cross-functional team that likes to deliver good solutions that meet user needs in a fast agile environment. We follow the GDS Service Manual for the delivery of our services. https://www.gov.uk/service-manual.

This is a position usually based on the University's West Cambridge Site. However, currently you will be expected to work remotely.

The successful candidate should have:

  • The ability to work and collaborate in a cross-functional team with all areas that may be involved.
  • The ability to adapt and improve. We are looking for versatile and flexible people, who do not mind adapting to new or existing technological changes.
  • Curiosity about new frameworks and technologies and eager to acquire and transmit knowledge.
  • The ability to manage problems and see them as a starting point for improvement.
  • The capability of transmitting confidence in uncertain environments. Have and transmit a positive attitude.
  • Sharepoint Online experience: Knowledge of Sharepoint Online APIs; experience building websites with SPFx, TypeScript and React on Sharepoint Online; experience developing reusable Sharepoint Online components; experience migrating Sharepoint on-prem sites to Sharepoint Online. To have applied Microsoft Patterns & Practices during this migration.
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies such as ReactJS or AngularJS.
  • Experience in responsive design development for web and mobile platforms.
  • Experience managing software development life cycle using git, merge requests, reviews, automated testing.
  • API integration skills.
  • Knowledge of front end testing and selenium testing.
  • Knowledge of Agile / Scrum project methodologies.
  • Knowledge of DevOps.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For queries regarding this post please contact Abraham Martin: amc203@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Sunday 17 January 2021.

Please quote reference VC23598 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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