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2 x Senior IT Engineers

Applications are invited from experienced Linux systems administrators to join the Information Technology Group (ITG) at the Department of Engineering's main site in Trumpington Street.

You will be part of a team responsible for providing high performance and scientific computing support to research groups in the Information Engineering Division. The successful applicants will have technical responsibility for the design, delivery, support and continuous improvement of areas of the department's IT infrastructure such as storage and backup of large data, linux system administration, server clusters, scripting and authentication systems. By delivering against the IT Plan, and leading agreed technical projects, you will enable the department to pursue its teaching and research goals.

You will be educated to degree level or have an equivalent level of experience. The role requires someone with demonstrable experience of Linux system administration, knowledge of scripting languages, managing technical activities, evidence of working at a tactical or operational level 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.

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.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29 January 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office (, 01223 332615).

Please quote reference NM14311 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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