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The Research Computing Service (RCS) at the University of Cambridge has an exciting opportunity for an excellent candidate to join the Research Computing User Services team as a Research Computing Specialist.

RCS provides one of the largest High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters in the UK, Large scale HPC storage, NAS and long term tape storage, OpenStack cloud infrastructure and other services for researchers from within Cambridge and other UK Universities and industry.

The successful applicant will join a growing team responsible for supporting, developing and maintaining these UK-leading services to facilitate research across a wide range of disciplines. As a member of RCS you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the design and delivery of new services and other cutting edge projects.

Essential skills include:

– Practical and proven knowledge of Linux system administration, shell scripting and practical knowledge of high level programming or scripting languages such as Python or Bash.

– Configuration management and automation methods using technologies such as Ansible and Terraform.

– Experience with storage platforms, parallel file systems and cloud-computing platforms such as OpenStack would be advantageous.

– Proactive, creative and comfortable resolving complex problems.

We are looking for candidates that are excited about working with the latest cutting edge technologies, infrastructure as code in an agile driven work environment.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/27563.

Please upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For any queries regarding this position, please contact Wojciech Turek via email wjt27@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VC24635 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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