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HPC Systems Technician (Fixed Term)

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 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.

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