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Computing Solutions Specialist (Data Storage and Cloud Computing) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 11, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Wojciech Turek wjt27@cam.ac.uk or 01223 764502. The closing date for applications is Monday 29th May 2017. It is intended that interviews be held on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

Please quote reference VC12156 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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HPC Systems Technician (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 10, 2017.

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

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

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

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Mr Wojciech Turek wjt27@cam.ac.uk or 01223 764502. The closing date for applications is Monday 29th May 2017. It is intended that interviews be held on Monday 5th June 2017.

Please quote reference VC12132 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

Interim Head of Communications (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 09, 2017.

University Information Services (UIS) provides IT and information services to the administrative, academic and student community in the University of Cambridge. UIS has over 300 staff and an annual budget of over £23M.

Following the establishment of UIS in 2013 and a maturing of the initial structures and strategies, we are now seeking an interim Head of Communications to develop and implement a new communications strategy for the organisation. This new strategy will draw on a recent communications review and reflect the needs of a diverse IT community, internally within UIS and externally across the University.

The interim Head can rely on the experience of the three members in the Communications Team and a strong desire for change and renewal in UIS. Reporting to the Deputy Director, Departmental Operations, the post holder will lead the Comms Team, and work collaboratively across the organisation to drive engagement in communications activity and to raise the team's profile and impact.

The post holder must have experience of internal and external communications in an HE environment, and of leading and managing change in a complex organisation. It is expected that there will be a permanent position, open to competition, at the end of this interim period.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For queries regarding this post please contact Dr Rachel Hooper, rh344@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Monday 5th June 2017. It is intended that interviews will be held during the week beginning 12th June 2017.

Please quote reference VC12122 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

Personal Assistant to the Deputy Director of Research & Institutional Services

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on May 19, 2017.

The University Information Services (UIS), which consists of over 260 members of staff, provides the staff and student community of the University of Cambridge, its Colleges and associated institutions with a comprehensive and constantly changing range of information technology related services. RIS is one of the seven divisions, consisting of around 30 staff, working in high performance computing and relationship management across the collegiate University.

We are currently looking to recruit an outstanding Personal Assistant to provide a comprehensive secretarial/ PA service to the Deputy Director of Research & Institutional Services, to ensure the efficient and effective management of the individual's time and work. In addition, to provide similar support for five section heads within Research & Institutional This will include managing and prioritising the work of the Deputy Director, carrying out research, drafting/preparation of detailed briefing notes, coordinating meetings and making (often international) travel arrangements for the Deputy Director and colleagues. Travel arrangements and diary entries are subject to frequent change, often with little notice, so it's important that the role holder has plenty of initiative. They may also be called upon to cover PA duties for other members of the senior leadership team.

You will be educated to HND/HNC or level 4/5 vocational qualifications, or the equivalent level of practical experience. Proven experience of operating in a fast paced environment, and assisting and supporting at a senior level are essential, and knowledge of the University and its procedures would be advantageous. You will have excellent secretarial skills including accuracy, good telephone manner, excellent diary management and comprehensive IT skills, in particular MS Office and databases. You will have the ability to learn new skills quickly and to manage a demanding workload, often working under pressure. You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to communicate with people at all levels. The ability to react to changing demands, dealing with confidential information and sensitive issues, is essential.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For queries regarding this post please contact Marina Aldridge, University Information Services, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB, ma676@cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 6th June 2017. It is intended that interviews will be held on Friday 23rd June 2017.

Please quote reference VC12114 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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