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HPC Systems Integration Technician (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: Appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for a period of 1 year to undertake a specific project.

Research Computing Services (RCS), a division of University Information Services (UIS) in the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a Systems Integration Technician to deploy and maintain high performance computing (HPC) platforms and a range of other research computing-oriented platforms managed by the division.

RCS provides research computing services, including HPC, data storage and virtual machines, to the entire University and its affiliated institutions. RCS is enjoying rapid growth in demand for its services across all academic disciplines and supports several large scientific national HOC infrastructure e.g. DiRAC. IRIS and EPSRC Tier2 . RCS also works with industry and undertakes projects with well-known commercial companies. This has led to an expansion in support and development staff for computing and data platforms, and provides some excellent career development opportunities.

The role holder will work under the direction of the Head of Research Computing Platforms, undertaking system integration, maintenance and service duties across several projects in the context of the core mission of the RCS division and will be providing technical assistance and hardware platform support for its many HPC and Big Data research systems, as well as building and maintaining new systems.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of storage and networking
  • Excellent problem analysis and solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • An ability and willingness to learn new skills
  • A general practical hands-on aptitude

They should also be familiar with the Linux operating system.

The primary functions require the ability to work in a data centre environment and to operate data centre equipment and computer hardware such as servers, switches and cabling.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check and basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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For queries regarding this post please contact Wojciech Turek: The closing date for applications is 12 March 2021.

Please quote reference VC25227 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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