Systems and High-Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology

New Cavendish Street, Central London

This is an exciting time to join the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) Technical Services Department (TSD), which comprises 40+ technicians and supports 5 academic departments across computer science, engineering, psychology, and the life sciences. Our vision is to become ‘an interdisciplinary Technical Services Department recognised for delivering excellent professional support in science by 2020’.

The FST has an explicit mission to provide courses with a clear practitioner or practical component, informed by research and as such the TSD is a key part of the strategic infrastructure and delivery for the faculty. With the strong University focus on professional standards it is a key requirement that such provision is delivered to the highest professional standards.

We are now seeking to appoint an experienced individual to join the Computing Infrastructure technical team within the Faculty Technical Services Department to provide advanced day to day systems administration of the Faculty’s systems and High-Performance Computing (HPC) and play a key role in the continuous development of leading edge Faculty systems and networking services for an effective and optimal support of staff and students in the teaching, research, and enterprise activities of the Faculty.

To be successful in this role you'll have demonstrable experience of working within a third-line role to maintain and develop a complex High-Performance computing infrastructure and related technologies and contributing to and supporting current teaching and research by developing and maintaining systems that support the delivery of teaching and research. Experience of working within a research or higher education sector is highly desirable. 

You will have good personal skills to build strong relationships with our internal customers and understand the varied needs across the spectrum of our user-base, adapting your approach to the situation. The fast-paced nature of our environment makes change and competing priorities inevitable; you'll be comfortable prioritising your work load, managing expectations and maintain composure under stressful situations.

Interviews are likely to be held on week commencing 28 November 2016

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