High Performance Computing Service

Jobs at the HPCS

HPC Support Specialist

Closing Date: Friday, 13th June 2014

Fixed-term: 3 years

Salary range: £33,562-£43,745

Vacancy Reference Number: LA03132

The High Performance Computing Service at The University of Cambridge is recruiting a HPC Support Specialist to enhance its user support and service provision.

You will be based at the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) where you will join the existing support team providing technical assistance to internal and external users of its large HPC resources, and administration and maintenance of those resources. You will also contribute to various research projects undertaken by the HPCS.

You must be educated beyond degree level preferably in a physical or biological science, engineering or computer science based discipline. Linux system administration expertise and experience with supercomputer platforms (clusters in particular) is essential. Programming experience in C, C++ and/or Fortran (including MPI and multithreaded code) and Perl/shell scripting is strongly desirable. You must demonstrate a strong customer service approach with the excellent verbal and written communication skills required to effectively assist users of all ranges of ability in their exploitation of a technically complex supercomputing resource.

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

Salary will be in the range £33,562-£43,745.

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

The interview will consist of one stage. It is expected that it will be held on Thursday, 19th June or Friday, 20th June 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by the end of Tuesday, 17th June 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to Dr Stuart Rankin via email to jobs'at'hpc.cam.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 1223 746501.

Applications consisting of a completed CHRIS/6 form, Curriculum Vitae and a Covering Letter should be submitted by email attachment to Mrs Kamila Lembrych-Turek, HPC Administrator (jobs'at'hpc.cam.ac.uk) by 5:30pm on Friday, 13th June 2014. Please note that if you send any additional documents that have not been requested, these will not be considered as part of your application.

For further particulars, please see the following document.

HPC Systems Technician

Closing Date: Thursday, 5th June 2014

Fixed-term: 3 years

Salary range: £26,527- £36,661

Vacancy Reference Number: LA03414

The High Performance Computing Service at The University of Cambridge is recruiting a HPC Systems Technician to enhance its HPC systems support and service and hardware platforms provision.

The successful applicant will be based at the High Performance Computing Service (HPCS) and join the existing support team and will be providing technical assistance and hardware platform support for its many HPC systems, as well as 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, networking and experience with supercomputer platforms (clusters in particular) are required. Good communication, excellent organisation, 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 fixed term in the first instance.

Salary will be in the range £26,527- £36,661.

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

The interview will consist of one stage. It is expected that it will be held on Tuesday, 10th June 2014. If you have not been invited for interview by the end of Friday, 6th June 2014, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to Mr Wojciech Turek via email to jobs'at'hpc.cam.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 1223 746502.

Applications consisting of a completed CHRIS/5 form, Curriculum Vitae and a Covering Letter should be submitted by email attachment to Mrs Kamila Lembrych-Turek, HPC Administrator (jobs'at'hpc.cam.ac.uk) by 03:00pm on Thursday, 5th June 2014. Please note that if you send any additional documents that have not been requested, these may or may not be considered as part of your application.

Please quote reference LA03414 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.

For further particulars, please see the following document.