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Content Designer [Internal Applicants Only]

Jobs - Tue, 23/11/2021 - 00:00

We're looking for a Content Designer with a background in the design of digital products and services to join our team at University Information Services (UIS).

You'll join a team of communicators, working to help the University's 60,000 students and staff to discover, understand, adopt and use UIS' products and services.

Your work will be varied and unique. You'll be responsible for maintaining and continuously improving UIS' digital presence, with the aim of meeting users' needs as part of a wider effort to transform the user experience across our digital platforms. You'll help to ensure our digital presence reflects the values of excellence our reputation is built on. You'll also collaborate with other Communications Team members to raise awareness of the department's activities, and drive engagement in its programmes and projects.

You'll 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.

This position is a permanent, full-time role, usually based on the University's West Cambridge Site. However, currently you'll be expected to work remotely.

As a Content Designer you will:

  • make user journeys the best they can be and choose the best format for displaying information to the user
  • scope, write and edit content so it is relevant, understandable and accessible
  • manage relationships with subject matter experts to make sure content is accurate
  • communicate findings to the team and the wider organisation, helping develop empathy for our users and inform evidence-based decisions
  • help UIS service teams and University-wide project teams adopt and apply new standards to their digital output through training, communications and hands-on support

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Extensive experience of writing for online environments, with proven ability to create content that is accessible and usable.
  • Proven experience in using metrics and user feedback to define and improve content.
  • Experience of working from start to finish on agile projects, ideally to Government Digital Service standards.

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 any queries regarding this position please contact Mark Chambers via email: mcc81@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 7 December 2021.

Please quote reference VC29099 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Business Analyst (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Fri, 12/11/2021 - 00:00

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

A new opportunity has become available at University Information Services (UIS) for an experienced Business Analyst with a background in the delivery of digital products.

You will join a growing team of user researchers, analysts and designers, working to transform products and services used by the University's ~60,000 students and staff.

You will be working on our Digital Presence Programme, an ambitious programme of change which aims to improve the University's websites and digital content. You will work on improving document management using SharePoint and streamlining internal operations using MS 365 tools; identifying common processes and understanding required access levels.

This is a 1 year fixed term contract role which is based in University Information Services' modern offices on the West Cambridge Site, though we are currently working from home.

As a Business Analyst you will:

  • Carry out analysis to define problem scope and business objectives.
  • Ensure that business requirements and processes are fully understood and clearly documented.
  • Work on the specification, design and delivery of services by selecting and applying appropriate business analysis techniques.
  • Work day-to-day as part of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers, developers, project managers and others.
  • Collaborate with this team to plan and simplify complex projects, delivering on the strategic priorities of the University.
  • Plan and facilitate stakeholder workshops.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Extensive experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary delivery team to shape and build digital products and services.
  • Knowledge of business analysis techniques and methodologies, understanding how best to apply them to different situations.
  • Experience of carrying out business analysis in an agile delivery environment.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of SharePoint and/or MS 365 tools would be advantageous.

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.

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 any queries regarding this position please contact Carys Hayler via email ch807@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 26 November 2021.

Please quote reference VC28979 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Senior DevOps Engineer

Jobs - Thu, 11/11/2021 - 00:00

Are you passionate about secure scalable and repeatable infrastructure, observability, optimisation, and continuous deployment? Are you an expert in Google Cloud, AWS or Azure; Terraform, Ansible, GitLab or other Configuration Management, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment tools? Do you have experience working with cloud native services operations like Serverless Container Management, Kubernetes, Docker Containers, and Helm?

The University of Cambridge's Information Services (UIS) is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to join a growing team of engineers working on building new Cloud native services and modernising legacy applications. The services that the team maintains are mainly used by university staff and students (~60,000 people). Your work will have a significant impact on the reputation of one of the world's leading universities. These services use modern web architecture standards with APIs and are continuously built and tested using GitLab. They run on Docker containers and get deployed to Serverless Container Platforms or, less often, to Kubernetes.

You will:

  • Help developers build good quality Dockerfiles.
  • Advise and work together with developers on infrastructure, security, maintenance, scalability, continuous integration and continuous deployment.
  • Create GitLab CI configuration that: builds an efficient and secure production container; integrates with GitLab's built in security tools; runs automated unit, integration, and functional tests using a production container and reports on code coverage and code quality; auto-deploys a protected branch to staging and allows deployers to deploy to production on demand by using GitLab's UI.
  • Make sure that all components are always secure and that GitLab repos, GCP and AWS projects configuration, and GitLab CI/CD jobs follow the principle of least privilege.
  • Be responsible for having a good monitoring and alerting setup that can predict and alert when there is going to be a problem that will require manual intervention. Also for having a good setup that can report errors/bugs to GitLab.
  • Use Terraform to create repeatable, secure, and scalable infrastructure. We use Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. A typical infrastructure deployment of one of our products in Google Cloud will have a managed SQL instance, Cloud Run (Knative) or GKE with Helm, Object Storage, GCP Secret Manager, and monitoring and alerting.
  • Mentor and train less senior DevOps engineers, helping them grow in the organisation.
  • Participate together with other senior engineers in other areas of expertise in continuously improving UIS services, processes, and technology.

The team has a strong learning mindset and have produced boilerplates for our technology stack that help us be more efficient, work better at scale and keep ourselves DRY. The team has a DevOps culture and uses Scrum for its day to day work, and we have adopted an "open by default" approach to new work and so you can find much of our work to date at https://gitlab.developers.cam.ac.uk/uis/devops.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience working alongside developers in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Loves DevOps culture.
  • Enjoys training and mentoring other engineers.
  • Has designed and implemented cloud architecture for systems using Terraform or similar, and enjoys automating processes.
  • Can explain in detail all the advantages of using containers.
  • Takes security very seriously and has experience designing and implementing deployment solutions that follow the principle of least privilege.
  • Knows when it's better to use Knative, when it's not, and where the potential dragons lie in K8s multi-tenancies.
  • Likes to have green CI pipelines with multiple checks, tests, and validations.
  • Is capable of cutting cloud bills by optimising resource utilisation.

More information about the University Information Services can be found at https://www.uis.cam.ac.uk/careers.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position please contact Abraham Martin via email amc203@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 9 January 2022.

Please quote reference VC28950 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Administrator (Information and Cyber Security)

Jobs - Fri, 29/10/2021 - 00:00

An opportunity has become available at the University Information Services (UIS) for an experienced Administrator to join the Information and Cyber Security Team.

You will be expected to work closely with the Information and Cyber Security Team to provide efficient and effective administrative support for the cyber security compliance programme.

You will be responsible for effectively coordinating and providing the necessary administrative support related to the cyber security compliance for staff and students. This includes consistent and timely preparation, dissemination, and maintenance of compliance courses, as well as preparation of regular compliance reports for key stakeholders. In addition, you will act as the first point of contact for staff members and students in handling related queries and assist with the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to deal with multiple stakeholders across the collegiate University in relation to the course and related enquiries.
  • Previous administration experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a helpful and can do attitude. - Proficient in using Microsoft Office software, including Word, Access, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Able to work with a high level of accuracy and good attention to detail.

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 any queries regarding this position please contact Gabriela Ahmadi-Assalemi via email ga429@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 14 November 2021.

Please quote reference VC28670 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Software Developer x2 (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Fri, 29/10/2021 - 00:00

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

The University of Cambridge's Information Services (UIS) is seeking two experienced Software Developers. You will join a multidisciplinary development team within a Division of 30 engineers building high-profile bespoke web systems and cloud native services, and modernising existing applications.

Our services are public-facing and support University staff and students (~60,000 people) meaning your work will have a significant impact on the reputation of one of the world's leading universities. We develop new services using modern web architectural standards with an emphasis on reusability, APIs, test automation, and CI. Services are deployed to cloud infrastructure in Docker containers.

You will have experience:

  • Designing and solving complex business problems by writing simple, effective code.
  • Creating effective web UIs focused on good UX.
  • Participating and collaborating in insightful, effective code reviews.
  • Coding in Java, ideally with some fluency in other languages and web frameworks.
  • Writing and applying unit tests.
  • Working with databases, including relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Using git as your daily revision control system.
  • Collaborating with users and business representatives to gain insight, and to bottom-out detailed requirements.
  • Demonstrating solutions you have devised to meet customer and business criteria.

Even better if you have experience:

  • Working with (Docker) containers.
  • Working in a DevOps environment using cloud technologies, CI/CD and configuration management tools.
  • Working closely with a QA team to ensure quality is "baked in".
  • Designing, developing and consuming RESTful web services and APIs.
  • Mentoring junior developers.

Ideally, you can:

  • Learn new skills independently and proactively and are constantly striving to raise technical excellence.
  • Understand system and software specifications and choose appropriate designs to meet requirements.
  • Produce simple architectures from complex problems and are able to develop and deliver those designs.
  • Debug complex problems effectively, and are not afraid to get your hands dirty in unfamiliar realms.

The best candidates will:

  • Show passion for innovation and excellence.
  • Acquire an unparalleled understanding of their assets' architecture, systematically thinking through potential design impacts on other teams and the organisation.
  • Have an excellent understanding of agile practices.
  • Have full-stack ability.

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.

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 BME 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 any queries regarding this position please contact Abraham Martin via email: amc203@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 3 January 2022.

Please quote reference VC28659 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Senior SharePoint and Front End Developer

Jobs - Wed, 29/09/2021 - 00:00

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.

The salary for this post is: £41,526 - £60,022 per annum. In addition, this position is eligible for a market supplement of up to £11,827.

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.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Able to work and collaborate in a cross-functional team with all areas that may be involved.
  • Able to adapt and improve. We are looking for versatile and flexible people, who do not mind adapting to new or existing technological changes.
  • Curious about new frameworks and technologies and eager to acquire and transmit knowledge.
  • Able to manage problems and see them as a starting point for improvement.
  • Capable 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.
  • Familiar 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.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Abraham Martin via email amc203@cam.ac.uk.

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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Agile Project Manager (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Mon, 27/09/2021 - 00:00

University Information Services (UIS) works collaboratively with colleagues in departments, colleges, and other institutions to provide a range of IT services to support the needs of all users at the University. The UIS Delivery Management Office (DMO) manages the delivery of IT projects for the University across four portfolios: Business Systems, Education, Infrastructure and Research.

We are looking for an experienced and highly-motivated Agile Project Manager/Delivery Manager to join our dynamic and welcoming team. You will assume responsibility for delivering a range of projects within our Digital Presence Programme working across a variety of disciplines and stakeholder communities in a continually evolving landscape. You will ensure a professional approach at all times, resulting in successful projects that are delivered on schedule, to agreed quality standards and within budget.

The Digital Presence Strategy sets out an ambitious programme to transform how digital information is created, presented and maintained across digital platforms at Cambridge. It is a 5 year transformational programme that works across 4 Domains (Education and Admission, Research, Internal comms and opps and Public engagement), 2 products (Intranet in a box and Design system for public sites in Drupal) and 1 service (Digital presence service).

You are a capable Agile Project Manager/Delivery Manager adept at planning, risk management, dependency management, resource planning and stakeholder engagement. You have the confidence to challenge requirements and identify appropriate tracking and evaluation activities to ensure projects deliver benefits and meet business needs. You can demonstrate your experience of working in delivery-focused environments, promoting best-practice and striving for continuous improvement to enable the successful delivery of technology solutions.

Your background will include proven experience of managing projects and complex change activity with a sound understanding of project management methodologies and techniques. You will possess excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to motivate project teams. You will be an effective communicator, able to network and build relationships at all levels with experience of influencing and negotiating with key stakeholders to achieve project goals.

As the successful candidate, you will have a degree/professional qualification and a strong background in project/programme management. You will have a PRINCE 2 or APM certification and experience of both waterfall and agile project delivery.

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

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.

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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Cassie Bradley via email cgb38@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VC28177 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Wireless Technician (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Mon, 27/09/2021 - 00:00

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

University Information Services is looking for a committed and self-motivated individual to join the busy Wireless Team within the Networks Group. The Wireless Technician will join the Wireless Infrastructure Team responsible for the implementation, maintenance and development of all the services provided by the University Wireless Service. These include the significant challenge of providing Wi-Fi connectivity to tens of thousands of devices in hundreds of buildings across the city. This crucial infrastructure supports the administrative, teaching, academic and other needs of the University.

Career development will be an important part of this role and both formal and on the job training will be provided. Therefore, this exciting opportunity will provide a starting point to learn and work towards fulfilling the following interesting and varied responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and supporting Wireless IT Infrastructure. This includes the central systems housed in our data centres and the access point equipment deployed around the University.
  • Conducting Wi-Fi Site Surveys - both onsite and software based - and producing high quality reports specific to the needs of the institution concerned.
  • Acting as a routine point of contact and liaison with other interested parties, for example, other network colleagues, suppliers, external contractors, and project managers.
  • Undertaking logistical work organising, coordinating, and commissioning large quantities of technical equipment.
  • Providing network support, such as identifying and resolving network problems while following agreed procedures.
  • Offering specialist Wi-Fi advice and third line support to other IT colleagues around the University.

Previous experience gained from working in a technical support role within education or a corporate environment would be advantageous. However, you should at least have knowledge of the difference between consumer and enterprise Wi-Fi and an understanding of basic networking concepts and network access control.

The role holder should have some experience in a specific area of IT and have good, up to date, working knowledge of current computer hardware and operating systems including mobile devices. You should also have the ability to develop and maintain knowledge in your field.

In this dynamic position, you will need to be able to think on your feet and use your initiative to solve technical problems. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are essential, as the successful candidate will be expected to work co-operatively within a team and be able to empathise with users and handle potentially difficult or stressful situations diplomatically and efficiently.

You will need to undertake strenuous physical duties on a frequent basis throughout the day and also have the ability to travel throughout the working week to multiple University sites using a van provided by the University.

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.

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

For any queries regarding this position please contact Alexander Cox, via email ambc2@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 17 October 2021.

Please quote reference VC28256 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Content Designer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Mon, 27/09/2021 - 00:00

Fixed-term: Appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis of 1 year to undertake a specific project of finite duration.

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

We're looking for a Content Designer with a background in the design of digital products and services to join our team at University Information Services (UIS).

You'll join a growing team of user researchers, analysts and designers, working to transform products and services used by the University's 60,000 students and staff.

Your work will be varied and unique. You'll work on projects such as improving the application experience of prospective students and transforming the user experience across our digital platforms. You'll help to ensure our digital presence reflects the values of excellence our reputation is built on.

You'll 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.

This position is a 12 month fixed-term contract, usually based on the University's West Cambridge Site. However, currently you'll be expected to work remotely.

As a Content Designer you will:

  • make user journeys the best they can be and choose the best format for displaying information to the user
  • scope, write and edit content so it is relevant, understandable and accessible
  • manage relationships with subject matter experts to make sure content is accurate
  • communicate findings to the team and the wider organisation, helping develop empathy for our users and inform evidence-based decisions
  • help University institutions adopt and apply new standards to their digital output through training, communications and hands-on support

Are you the right candidate?

  • Experience of working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Extensive experience of writing for online environments, with proven ability to create content that is accessible and usable.
  • Proven experience in using metrics and user feedback to define and improve content.
  • Experience of working from start to finish of Agile projects, ideally to Government Digital Service standards .

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.

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 BME 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 any queries regarding this position please contact Chris Mitchell via email cm896@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 17 October 2021.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference VC28198 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Agile Coach and Scrum Master

Jobs - Thu, 23/09/2021 - 00:00

An opportunity has become available at University Information Services (UIS), for an experienced Agile Coach and Scrum Master who embodies the values of Agile and embraces Servant Leadership.

You will support cross-functional teams focused on creating new, and improving existing, digital services used by the University's ~60,000 students and staff.

Your work will be varied and unique, including improving the experience of prospective students applying to Cambridge.

You'll 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.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies for cross functional teams in a dynamic development environment.
  • Radiate information on team performance and progress utilizing key Agile metrics.
  • Guide teams through formation and support the formation of a team that practices UIS standards.
  • Work with the Service Owners and/or Product Manager to align the team with the product vision and sprint goals and participate in product backlog preparation activities.
  • Create an environment of collaboration within the team that allows for open dialogue and productive solutions for resolving conflicts.
  • Mitigate risks and communicate to leaders using best practices in Agile.
  • Clear impediments for the team and escalate organisational impediments to leadership as appropriate.
  • Coach teams to conduct continuous learning and improvement activities.
  • Engage in establishing and championing Agile best practices and creating. communities of practice across the organisation to build capability and excellence.
  • Leverage skills from coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution, and more to guide teams to embrace an Agile mindset.
  • Help improve and iterate UIS standards.

Skills

  • You have a deep understanding of Agile values, principles and methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban, as well as scaling frameworks and principles, gained through hands-on experience.
  • You are able to find the right working style for the team rather than imposing rules from a specific brand of agile.
  • You are able to coach the team to resolve conflict and are able to quickly work through blockers.
  • You collaborate with and influence people at various levels.
  • You have extensive experience creating high performing distributed teams.
  • You possess strong interpersonal, organisational, oral and written communication, and time management skills.
  • You demonstrate excellent team building, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • You can pull on practical experience and examples to illustrate how the agile values and principles can be applied to real world situations.
  • You are passionate about continuous improvement.
  • You enjoy the role of a servant-leader in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • You enjoy the challenge of working in a virtual environment.

Experience

  • Experience working as Scrum Master or similar in Agile teams that implement modern, highly available, scalable, secure applications.
  • Experience with Agile Lifecycle Management tools such as GitLab or Jira, and Software Development Life Cycle and modern engineering practices like DevOps.
  • Experience working in an IT/digital role.
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and/or communities of practice.
  • Experience leading Agile practices in an organisation

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Abraham Martin via email amc203@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VC26837 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Service Desk Analyst (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Mon, 20/09/2021 - 00:00

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

The University Information Services (UIS) provides the University of Cambridge, its Colleges and associated institutions with a very wide and constantly changing range of information technology (IT) related services in support of administration, research and teaching.

The UIS Service Desk is part of the Service Management Office who are responsible for the provision and support of UIS services provided to the University. The Service Desk performs both first and second tier support. The role holder will be the first port of call for technical queries and is expected to solve complex technical problems regarding UIS services in person, by telephone, or email. They will assist the Technical Support teams and investigate computer fault reports, maintain managed workstations and assist with the provision of public and internal services for use by the University. This may include helping to run services, troubleshooting service problems, writing and updating documentation and providing one-to-one learning support to staff and students where appropriate.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • During the supported hours of 08:30-17:00 Monday to Friday, perform both first and second tier support via remote or onsite means.
  • Prioritise and diagnose incidents and requests according to agreed procedures. Investigate causes and seek resolution. Escalate unresolved incidents and facilitate with recovery.
  • Act as the main contact point, receiving and handling requests for support via multiple channels.
  • Resolve a broad range of service requests based on the UIS service catalogue and procedures.
  • Analyse causes of incidents and inform service owners in order to minimise probability of recurrence and contribute to service improvement.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

The role holder is expected to have:

  • A-level standard of education/NVQ level 3 vocational qualification or equivalent level of practical experience.
  • Recent experience in delivering a service
  • Comprehensive administration experience in at least two of the following technologies: Microsoft operating systems and their applications packages, Apple Macintosh and popular applications, and Unix Networking.
  • Experience of supporting customers in the use of IT systems and services is essential, including an understanding of how desktop systems operate in a client server environment.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • The role holder must be self-motivated, willing to acquire new skills and knowledge, capable of working unsupervised, and must be able to complete projects in a timely professional manner.

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.

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 any queries regarding this position please contact Richard Kruller via email rk619@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 8 November 2021.

Please quote reference VC28196 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Senior Software Developer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge's Information Services is looking for a Senior Software Developer. You will join a team of 25 engineers working on building new cloud native services and modernising existing applications.

These services, of which some are public facing, are mainly used by University staff and students (60,000 people). Your work will have a significant impact on the reputation of one of the world's leading universities. The new services we develop use modern web architecture standards with APIs and are built and tested using GitLab CI. They run on Docker containers and get deployed to Kubernetes clusters running within cloud infrastructure. The team works alongside a User Research and Experience team.

The team has a strong learning mindset and has produced boilerplates (to speed up the creation of new applications and set standards) for the technology stack used by the team: Terraform, Ansible, Python, Django, React, Material UI and Typescript. The team has a DevOps culture and uses Scrum for its day to day work, and we have adopted an "open by default" approach to new work and so you can find much of our work to date at https://gitlab.developers.cam.ac.uk/uis/devops

Ideally you will have experience:

  • Designing and solving complex business problems by writing simple, effective code that can be deployed to cloud services.
  • Coding in one or more languages (Python, Typescript) and web frameworks (e.g. django).
  • Writing and collaborating on highly insightful, comprehensive code reviews.
  • Writing and applying unit tests.
  • Working with databases, including both relational databases and NoSQL databases.
  • Gathering customer requirements and creating solutions to meet customer and business criteria with demonstrated ability to use data to influence and drive decisions.

Even better if you have experience:

  • Working with containers.
  • Working in a DevOps environment using cloud technologies (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Azure), CI/CD and configuration management tools.
  • Designing, developing and creating RESTful web services and APIs.
  • Mentoring other developers.

Ideally you will have the following skills:

  • Can learn new skills independently and proactively and is constantly striving to raise technical excellence.
  • Can understand system and software specifications and choose appropriate designs to meet requirements.
  • Can produce simple architectures from complex problems and is able to develop and deliver those designs.Can debug complex problems.
  • Drive and commitment to see activities through to completion meeting deadlines matching pace to the urgency of the situation.
  • Extraordinary in-depth understanding of your asset's architecture, systematically thinking through potential design impacts on other teams and the company.
  • Ability to convince, provide work direction and leadership to colleagues who do not directly report to this role.
  • Excellent understanding of agile practices
  • Has a full-stack ability
  • Passion for innovation and excellence.

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

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 andcandidates from a BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Abraham Martin via email amc203@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VC25862 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Engineer Manager in DevOps / SRE / Cloud

Jobs - Thu, 02/09/2021 - 00:00

UIS is looking for a hands-on Engineer Manager in DevOps to lead a team of engineers working on building new cloud native services and modernising existing applications. The services that the team maintains, of which some are public facing, are mainly used by University staff, researchers, and students which total around 60,000 people. Your work will have a significant impact on the reputation of one of the world's leading universities.

Our newer services use modern web architecture standards, are structured around APIs and are continuously built and tested using GitLab. They run on Docker containers and are deployed to a serverless container platform or a Kubernetes cluster on public cloud providers.

The team has a strong learning mindset and have produced boilerplate solutions and turn-key templates for their technology stack based upon Terraform, Ansible, GitLab, Python, Django, Java, Spring, React, and Typescript. These common resources help them be more efficient, work better at scale and keep themselves DRY. The team has a DevOps culture, uses Scrum for its day to day work, and have adopted an "open by default" approach to new work.

Examples of our projects can be found at https://gitlab.developers.cam.ac.uk/uis/devops. Our technical strategy is published at https://techdesign.uis.cam.ac.uk and our guidebook at https://guidebook.devops.uis.cam.ac.uk/

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be highly skilled in modern DevOps and SRE tools and practices, and always keep themselves up to date.
  • Be an expert in designing, deploying, securing and optimizing cloud services at scale.
  • Be able to work across multiple product and service teams to help build consistent and unified operations.
  • Drive improvements in technical architecture, standards and processes with a focus on scalability, availability, security, validation, and cost.
  • Be flexible and always be looking for patterns and ways to increase efficiency, eliminate downtime, optimise costs, and maintain performance at scale.
  • Manage, train, and mentor a team of engineers day-to-day.
  • Work with leadership on new initiatives.
  • Have a strong Software Engineering background with a passion for DevOps
  • Be happy to take risks and try new things when there is strong evidence of improvements.
  • Focus on delivery while taking a continuous improvement approach to existing services.
  • Work closely with other University members to gather, clarify, and break down requirements.
  • Enjoy working with a large variety of services and technologies.

You will be responsible for:

  • Keeping the team motivated, performant, and up to date with DevOps / SRE tools and practices.
  • Managing delivery and Scrum tasks for DevOps / SRE work such as: managing dependencies, scheduling work in sprints, writing tasks to the backlog, and backlog grooming.
  • Understanding and supporting the needs of product and services, gathering requirements and developing strategies to satisfy these.
  • Ensuring availability, scalability, security, performance, cost, and compliance requirements of products and services.
  • Performing competitive analysis and identify the strengths and weaknesses of various solutions.
  • Developing cases for proposed new features, products, or services.

You will have experience in:

  • Managing agile teams.
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Deployments and operations of 24x7 highly available systems.
  • Infrastructure as code, such as Terraform.
  • Cloud technologies on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Azure.
  • Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Version control and code review systems such as GitLab or GitHub.
  • Logging, monitoring, metrics and alerting.
  • Continuous Integration and Delivery.
  • Modern software development and testing practices and processes, including debugging, administration, and automation.
  • Management of software and infrastructure requirements and dependencies.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Abraham Martin via email amc203@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VC24469 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Digital Research Facilitator (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 26/08/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge Open Exascale Lab (COEL) is an exciting new initiative to explore and exploit the next generation of advanced technologies which will form the world's fastest supercomputers. These state-of-the-art systems will allow us to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, design new materials, clean energy solutions, and to develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

The COEL is housed within Cambridge Research Computing Service a long standing and leading UK National Supercomputing Center, providing HPC services to world leading scientists, medics and engineers across the UK. We operate the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the UK fastest academic AI system, the UK's fastest data storage solution and the UK's first production 10 petaflop GPU/X86 heterogenous system. This is all managed by a highly innovative OpenStack Research Computing Software Environment via a software defined / DevOps methodology evolved for the cloud native world we live in today.

The COEL has several exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join a growing team within the lab.

The Digital Research Facilitator will engage with internal and external stakeholders, the Director COEL, the associate director for RCS and highly technical teams to promote awareness and engagement with outputs, computational resources, tools and capabilities within the COEL and the wider RCS. In particular the role holder will act as a focus for articulating the potential impact of emerging and future state-of-the-art High-Performance Computing and Big Data and AI technologies on the research agenda of the University. Key duties of the role include:

  • Outreach within the research community to promote awareness of computational resources, tools and capabilities and their potential impacts
  • Engagement with external and industrial stakeholders and partners
  • Education and training of researchers regarding computing capabilities, best practices, and specific skills
  • Advocating for the needs of researchers to inform research IT design and institutional support
  • Will be a key contributor to the COEL and will act as a champion and ambassador for the adoption of research computing tools and technologies across the University

You will have excellent communications skills both oral and written and be comfortable working in a highly technical environment.

Further information is available on our website and in the attached further particulars document.

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

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.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr O.G Parchment via email ogp21@cam.ac.uk

As we have a number of available positions we will be reviewing applications and inviting suitable applicants for interview every 3-4 weeks.

If you are interested, we ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close these adverts at any time once we have received sufficient applications and/or made offers of employment.

Please quote reference VC27336 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Exascale Software Engineer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 26/08/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge Open Exascale Lab (COEL) is an exciting new initiative to explore and exploit the next generation of advanced technologies which will form the world's fastest supercomputers. These state-of-the-art systems will allow us to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, design new materials, clean energy solutions, and to develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

The COEL is housed within Cambridge Research Computing Service a long standing and leading UK National Supercomputing Center, providing HPC services to world leading scientists, medics and engineers across the UK. We operate the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the UK fastest academic AI system, the UK's fastest data storage solution and the UK's first production 10 petaflop GPU/X86 heterogenous system. This is all managed by a highly innovative OpenStack Research Computing Software Environment via a software defined / DevOps methodology evolved for the cloud native world we live in today.

The COEL has several exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join a growing team within the lab.

The Exascale Software Engineers play a key role in the COEL, developing and optimising new and existing complex scientific applications to exploit state of the art supercomputing technologies which enable the research agendas of the University's and the wider international research community. The successful candidates will have:

  • A degree in a computational science (or have equivalent relevant experience)
  • Experience writing and maintaining high-performance application code,
  • Experience with the key languages commonly used in scientific computing such as C, C++ (preferred), Fortran or Python.
  • Experience with at least one of the frameworks used to exploit large, modern parallel computers such as MPI, OpenMP or CUDA is highly desirable.
  • Some high-level knowledge of the hardware (i.e. CPUs, XPUs and low-latency interconnects) that make up a modern supercomputer.
  • Experience of working in the Linux software environment will be valuable.

In addition, you will have a proven ability to work effectively both within a team framework and on a single project. Experience of working within a scientific environment/providing support to researchers would be an advantage.

Significant experience will be required for the senior roles in addition to supervisory and mentoring skills.

Further information is available on our website and in the attached further particulars document.

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

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.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr O.G Parchment via email ogp21@cam.ac.uk

As we have a number of available positions we will be reviewing applications and inviting suitable applicants for interview every 3-4 weeks.

If you are interested, we ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close these adverts at any time once we have received sufficient applications and/or made offers of employment.

Please quote reference VC27337 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Exascale Systems Engineer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 26/08/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge Open Exascale Lab (COEL) is an exciting new initiative to explore and exploit the next generation of advanced technologies which will form the world's fastest supercomputers. These state-of-the-art systems will allow us to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, design new materials, clean energy solutions, and to develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

The COEL is housed within Cambridge Research Computing Service a long standing and leading UK National Supercomputing Center, providing HPC services to world leading scientists, medics and engineers across the UK. We operate the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the UK fastest academic AI system, the UK's fastest data storage solution and the UK's first production 10 petaflop GPU/X86 heterogenous system. This is all managed by a highly innovative OpenStack Research Computing Software Environment via a software defined / DevOps methodology evolved for the cloud native world we live in today.

The COEL has several exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join a growing team within the lab.

The Exascale Systems Engineer will work on integrating, developing and optimising a variety of systems middleware, high performance filesystems, advanced networks and accelerators to take advantage of upcoming state-of-the-art high-performance computing and Big Data and AI technologies. The successful candidates will have:

  • A degree in a computational science (or have equivalent relevant experience) and
  • Experience in the use, management, and deployment of large scale HPC infrastructure,
  • 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 will be advantageous.

The role holders will need to be proactive, creative and comfortable resolving complex problems. We are looking for candidates that are excited about working with latest state of the art edge technologies, infrastructure as code in an agile driven environment.

Experience of working within a scientific environment/providing support to researchers would be an advantage.

Significant experience will be required for the senior roles in addition to supervisory and mentoring skills.

Further information is available on our website and in the attached further particulars document.

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

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.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr O.G Parchment via email ogp21@cam.ac.uk

As we have a number of available positions we will be reviewing applications and inviting suitable applicants for interview every 3-4 weeks.

If you are interested, we ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close these adverts at any time once we have received sufficient applications and/or made offers of employment.

Please quote reference VC27338 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Principal Exascale Software Engineer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 26/08/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge Open Exascale Lab (COEL) is an exciting new initiative to explore and exploit the next generation of advanced technologies which will form the world's fastest supercomputers. These state-of-the-art systems will allow us to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, design new materials, clean energy solutions, and to develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

The COEL is housed within Cambridge Research Computing Service a long standing and leading UK National Supercomputing Center, providing HPC services to world leading scientists, medics and engineers across the UK. We operate the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the UK fastest academic AI system, the UK's fastest data storage solution and the UK's first production 10 petaflop GPU/X86 heterogenous system. This is all managed by a highly innovative OpenStack Research Computing Software Environment via a software defined / DevOps methodology evolved for the cloud native world we live in today.

The COEL has several exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join a growing team within the lab.

The Principal Exascale Software Engineer will manage a small team of highly technical research software engineers on multiple projects to develop and optimise advanced scientific applications for the next generation of supercomputing technologies. The successful candidate will work with closely with the technical programme manager, key academic collaborators and external stakeholders to define and assure successful delivery of the projects. This successful candidate will have:

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Computer Engineering, a computational science-based discipline or significant relevant experience.
  • Experience writing and maintaining high-performance application code, and
  • Significant experience of the key languages commonly used in scientific computing such as C, C++ (preferred), Fortran or Python.
  • Significant experience with one or more of the main frameworks used to exploit large, modern parallel computers such as MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenACC or PGAS is required.

Additionally, candidates should have demonstrable experience of managing highly technical teams and excellent communications skills, you will be confident in presenting the work of your team to a variety of external stakeholders and peers.

Experience or knowledge in the areas of machine learning and data science is highly desirable.

Further information is available on our website and in the attached further particulars document.

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

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.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr O.G Parchment via email ogp21@cam.ac.uk

As we have a number of available positions we will be reviewing applications and inviting suitable applicants for interview every 3-4 weeks.

If you are interested, we ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close these adverts at any time once we have received sufficient applications and/or made offers of employment.

Please quote reference VC27339 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Principal Exascale Systems Engineer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 26/08/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge Open Exascale Lab (COEL) is an exciting new initiative to explore and exploit the next generation of advanced technologies which will form the world's fastest supercomputers. These state-of-the-art systems will allow us to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, design new materials, clean energy solutions, and to develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

The COEL is housed within Cambridge Research Computing Service a long standing and leading UK National Supercomputing Center, providing HPC services to world leading scientists, medics and engineers across the UK. We operate the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the UK fastest academic AI system, the UK's fastest data storage solution and the UK's first production 10 petaflop GPU/X86 heterogenous system. This is all managed by a highly innovative OpenStack Research Computing Software Environment via a software defined / DevOps methodology evolved for the cloud native world we live in today.

The COEL has several exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join a growing team within the lab.

The Principal Exascale Systems Engineer will manage a small team of highly technical engineers working on several projects focussed on integrating and optimising a variety of systems middleware, high performance filesystems, advanced networks and accelerators in order to take advantage of upcoming state-of-the-art supercomputing, Big Data and AI technologies. This successful candidate will have:

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Computer Engineering, a computational science-based discipline or significant relevant experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of advanced supercomputing technologies such as accelerators, parallel file systems and advanced high-performance networks
  • The ability and experience to articulate a holistic view of the hardware and software components working together to provide an optimised solution.
  • Experience of configuration management and automation methods using technologies such as Ansible and Terraform and cloud computing platforms such as OpenStack will be highly advantageous.

You will work with closely with the technical programme manager, key academic collaborators and external stakeholders to define and assure successful delivery of the projects You will have experience of using, managing and deploying large scale computational and data intensive infrastructures.

Additionally, candidates should have demonstrable experience of managing highly technical teams and excellent communications skills, you will be confident in presenting the work of your team to a variety of external stakeholders and peers.

Further information is available on our website and in the attached further particulars document.

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

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.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr O.G Parchment via email ogp21@cam.ac.uk

As we have a number of available positions we will be reviewing applications and inviting suitable applicants for interview every 3-4 weeks.

If you are interested, we ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close these adverts at any time once we have received sufficient applications and/or made offers of employment.

Please quote reference VC27340 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.

Categories: UIS jobs

Senior Exascale Software Engineer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 26/08/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge Open Exascale Lab (COEL) is an exciting new initiative to explore and exploit the next generation of advanced technologies which will form the world's fastest supercomputers. These state-of-the-art systems will allow us to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, design new materials, clean energy solutions, and to develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

The COEL is housed within Cambridge Research Computing Service a long standing and leading UK National Supercomputing Center, providing HPC services to world leading scientists, medics and engineers across the UK. We operate the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the UK fastest academic AI system, the UK's fastest data storage solution and the UK's first production 10 petaflop GPU/X86 heterogenous system. This is all managed by a highly innovative OpenStack Research Computing Software Environment via a software defined / DevOps methodology evolved for the cloud native world we live in today.

The COEL has several exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join a growing team within the lab.

The Senior Exascale Software Engineers play a key role in the COEL, developing and optimising new and existing complex scientific applications to exploit state of the art supercomputing technologies which enable the research agendas of the University's and the wider international research community. The successful candidates will have:

  • A degree in a computational science (or have equivalent relevant experience)
  • Experience writing and maintaining high-performance application code,
  • Experience with the key languages commonly used in scientific computing such as C, C++ (preferred), Fortran or Python.
  • Experience with at least one of the frameworks used to exploit large, modern parallel computers such as MPI, OpenMP or CUDA is highly desirable.
  • Some high-level knowledge of the hardware (i.e. CPUs, XPUs and low-latency interconnects) that make up a modern supercomputer.
  • Experience of working in the Linux software environment will be valuable.

In addition, you will have a proven ability to work effectively both within a team framework and on a single project. Experience of working within a scientific environment/providing support to researchers would be an advantage.

Significant experience will be required for the senior roles in addition to supervisory and mentoring skills.

Further information is available on our website and in the attached further particulars document.

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

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.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr O.G Parchment via email ogp21@cam.ac.uk

As we have a number of available positions we will be reviewing applications and inviting suitable applicants for interview every 3-4 weeks.

If you are interested, we ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close these adverts at any time once we have received sufficient applications and/or made offers of employment.

Please quote reference VC27341 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Senior Exascale Systems Engineer (Fixed Term)

Jobs - Thu, 26/08/2021 - 00:00

The University of Cambridge Open Exascale Lab (COEL) is an exciting new initiative to explore and exploit the next generation of advanced technologies which will form the world's fastest supercomputers. These state-of-the-art systems will allow us to understand the fundamental nature of the universe, design new materials, clean energy solutions, and to develop and deliver personalised medicine and data-driven healthcare.

The COEL is housed within Cambridge Research Computing Service a long standing and leading UK National Supercomputing Center, providing HPC services to world leading scientists, medics and engineers across the UK. We operate the UK's most powerful academic supercomputer, the UK fastest academic AI system, the UK's fastest data storage solution and the UK's first production 10 petaflop GPU/X86 heterogenous system. This is all managed by a highly innovative OpenStack Research Computing Software Environment via a software defined / DevOps methodology evolved for the cloud native world we live in today.

The COEL has several exciting opportunities for exceptional candidates to join a growing team within the lab.

The Senior Exascale Systems Engineer will work on integrating, developing and optimising a variety of systems middleware, high performance filesystems, advanced networks and accelerators to take advantage of upcoming state-of-the-art high-performance computing and Big Data and AI technologies. The successful candidates will have:

  • A degree in a computational science (or have equivalent relevant experience) and experience in the use, management, and deployment of large scale HPC infrastructure
  • 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 will be advantageous.

The role holders will need to be proactive, creative and comfortable resolving complex problems. We are looking for candidates that are excited about working with latest state of the art edge technologies, infrastructure as code in an agile driven environment.

Experience of working within a scientific environment/providing support to researchers would be an advantage.

Significant experience will be required for the senior roles in addition to supervisory and mentoring skills.

Further information is available on our website and in the attached further particulars document.

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

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.

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 BME 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.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Dr O.G Parchment via email ogp21@cam.ac.uk

As we have a number of available positions we will be reviewing applications and inviting suitable applicants for interview every 3-4 weeks.

If you are interested, we ask that you submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close these adverts at any time once we have received sufficient applications and/or made offers of employment.

Please quote reference VC27342 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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