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Granta Backbone Network Specialist

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 09, 2018.

The University of Cambridge is seeking a wider metropolitan area network fibre infrastructure specialist to assist in maintaining and extending the Universities' private fibre optic network, also known as the Granta Backbone Network (GBN). Initially installed 25 years ago, the GBN currently extends over 55km of fibre optic ducting across the City, feeding approximately 200 institutions. This is an unestablished permanent full-time post.

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

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th March.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, 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.

Please direct any questions regarding the vacancy to adminoffice@uis.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VC14757 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.

HPC System Administrator (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 08, 2018.

Research and Institutional Services (RIS), a division of University Information Services in the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a Research Computing Systems Administrator to support and develop high performance computing (HPC) and a range of other interesting, research computing-oriented services managed by the division. All services are currently based on variants of the Linux operating system, and a strong background in Linux system administration is therefore necessary. Duties will include day-to-day operation and support of several large, complex, multi-user Linux-based services including the largest academic supercomputer in the UK in November 2017.

RIS provides research computing services, including HPC, data storage and virtual machines, to the entire University and its affiliated institutes. It also supports research computing on a larger UK scale through DiRAC, and a new, peta-scale Tier 2 national HPC facility. RIS continues to enjoy rapid growth in demand for its services across all academic disciplines and already supports several large scientific projects in astrophysics and particle physics, e.g. the Square Kilometre Array, and in the life sciences e.g. the 10,000 genome project.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5th March. Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 12th March 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 April 2021 in the first instance.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, 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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Stuart Rankin, tel. 01223 746501, email sjr20@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VC14736 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.

Linux Systems Integrator

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 19, 2018.

We are searching for Linux Systems Integrators to join our team delivering the infrastructure, platform and software for University wide services.

The Infrastructure and Platform Services team currently provides Infrastructure services for around 750 Linux and Windows VMs and dedicated hardware where appropriate, and centralised storage and backup services. The current generation of VMs are provided by VMWare clusters, with SAN storage, a dedicated storage network and backup services operating across multiple data centres. Automated installation and deployment is via Ansible with role patterns developed, consolidated and maintained by this team.

The team is developing its next generation of Infrastructure as a Service offering and is about to deploy a new University on-premise Cloud using Openstack and Ceph, suitable for delivering resilient software services for end users. This will bring further automation and scale, and will bring Infrastructure as Code to developers and self-service virtual machine deployment for the wider University.

The Infrastructure and Platform team also provide common tooling and platform services that system integrators and developers require. The team is looking to evolve its offerings and automation support, and lead on the architectural topics for the community of developers and system developers in UIS. Topics in the early stages of growth are container deployment, and AWS deployment.

Systems Integrators require a full-stack understanding of I.T. from networking to application coding to be successful. The exact blend of skills is not important, but they should be comfortable finding solutions across technology boundaries and have a problem solving mind-set. Flexibility and an engineering approach are core skills.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th March 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 19th March 2018.

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 more information please contact, Sam Wenham via email, sdw37@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VC13778 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.

Management Accountant

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 09, 2018.

UIS are looking to appoint a self-starting and highly skilled Management Accountant to take ownership of a new financial model within UIS. The department offers the University a wide range of IT Services from networks and email, to high-performance research computing and highly specialist technology solutions. The role holder will be at the heart of our efforts to ensure we deliver these services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

We have a complex financial structure that has to fit the requirements of the University chart of accounts, but also offer a transparent account of our service and project costs for users, in particular where our services are charged for. We have taken the first step in designing a financial model to give greater clarity, but we now need a Management Accountant to own and refine that model.

The role holder will provide key data that underpins our annual planning, but will also improve our internal financial management and forecasting for services and projects. The Management Accountant will also be at the heart of discussions with service owners and users about fair, transparent and timely decisions on the pricing model, which services are charged for, and how those charges are calculated and collected. You will be expected to work pro-actively in designing the model and gathering data, but will be well supported by both UIS and Finance Division in achieving and sustaining a robust working model.

In addition to these key pieces of work, the responsibilities will include preparing monthly and annual financial management accounts, budget monitoring, variance analysis, financial planning and forecasting activity, committee-servicing, as well as undertaking high-level problem solving and project work.

It is crucial that the role holder is an effective people person, with proven ability to present and explain complex financial data and to develop clear and effective visualisations. The role holder will have frequent contact with a wide range of service owners and stakeholders from across UIS, Finance Division and the wider University. Credibility and gravitas are also important attributes in these situations.

The successful candidate will also have a good eye for detail, with a proven track record in leading the design and delivery of new financial products. They will also have substantial experience of successfully implementing improvements to finance procedures and management information reporting, and an understanding of the University of Cambridge financial systems.

UIS is planning to implement a new strategic approach to service delivery going forward, and there are also proposals for changes in procurement and software management within the finance team. There is therefore likely to be scope for involvement in other projects and aspects of the department's activity following the initial years after appointment. So if you are looking for an exciting position in which to develop your career in finance, look no further.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, 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.

Applicants should submit a supporting statement along with their CV, setting out their suitability for the role against the advertised criteria. For more information or an informal conversation about this role, please contact Dr Rachel Hooper (rh344@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference VC14592 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.

Programme Manager (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 19, 2018.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

This role will work as part of the University Information Services' Programme and Project Office (PPO). The Programme Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of strategically significant programme and projects and be a source of PPM expertise. The role holder will be required to operate confidently at a strategic level and effectively manage a complex array of work.

The role holder will be responsible for developing compelling business cases to inform decision-making on investment, particularly in IT. In addition, they will need to lead a multi-disciplined team to deliver a range of programme products that meet the needs of the University and its users. Answerable to the Programme Board and Sponsor (and/or nominated deputy), the Programme Manager will be responsible for controlling, monitoring and reporting on programme progress, managing budgets and developing and implementing strategies to identify and manage interdependencies as well as cross-cutting risks and issues.

The Programme Manager will also be responsible for engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, from end users through to senior managers. This will involve informal as well as formal engagements, including regular presentation to Programme Boards and Steering Groups.

Reporting to the Head of Programme and Project Office in UIS, the role holder will be assigned to the Finance Division for the duration of the FTC to lead and deliver a significant programme under the University's wider Business Systems Strategy. It is expected that the role holder will be based in Finance Division for the most part but attend regular PPO meetings in UIS to facilitate the development of networks with peers and others in similar roles, the sharing of good practice and to enable consistent PPM practices and processes to be followed.

The programme is in the process of taking shape and the role holder will be expected to further develop the scope and plans for the programme for approval by the relevant Board and Committee.

It would be advantageous if the role holder had previous experience working in a Higher Education environment and has previously worked with both 'Waterfall' and 'Agile' approaches.

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 Admin Office (adminoffice.uis.cam.ac.uk), University Information Services, 7 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0RB. The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd March 2018. It is intended that interviews will be held week commencing Monday 12th March 2018.

Please quote reference VC14632 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.

Research Computing Solutions Specialist (Two Posts Available) (Fixed Term)

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 14, 2018.

Research and Institutional Services (RIS), a division of University Information Services in the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint two Research Computing Specialists who will support development and service operations of the new Research Data Storage and Cloud Computing services. Role holders will be also involved in a range of other high profile, research computing-oriented, internally and externally facing projects run by the division.

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, parallel file systems and cloud computing platforms will be advantageous. The role holders will need to be proactive, creative and comfortable resolving complex problems.

RIS provides services, including HPC, data storage and analytics and virtual machines, to the entire University and its affiliated institutions. It also supports research computing on a larger UK scale through DiRAC, and a new, peta-scale Tier 2 national HPC facility. RIS continues to enjoy rapid growth in demand for its services across all academic disciplines and already supports several large scientific projects in astrophysics and particle physics, e.g. the Square Kilometre Array, and in the life sciences e.g. the 10,000 genome project.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5th March. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday and Friday 8-9th March 2018.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mr. Wojciech Turek, tel. 01223 746502, email wjt27@cam.ac.uk

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.

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

Student Systems Technical Manager

From Jobs at the University of Cambridge. Published on Feb 01, 2018.

Applications are invited for the position of Student Systems Technical Manager within University Information Services. The role holder will be responsible for both the management of a team of IT professionals, and also the technical assurance for student systems development including design, delivery, support and continuous improvement.

Reporting to the Head of Enterprise and Mid-range Systems, this senior role will help ensure the provision of the central student system utilised across the Collegiate University. You will either be educated to degree level, or have an equivalent level of work experience. The role requires someone with demonstrable experience of PeopleSoft systems, PeopleTools development, managing technical activities, evidence of working at strategic, tactical and operational levels to deliver technology change, and strong planning skills. In addition to this, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, an ability to work as a highly pro-active, persuasive and enthusiastic team member, together with the ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organisation.

Closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on 28th February 2018.

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

To apply online for this vacancy, 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.

Please direct general enquiries to adminoffice@uis.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VC14670 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.