Computing Services Manager

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. Through combining world-class facilities with major international collaborations and some of the world’s most talented staff, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

The Scientific Computing Department (SCD) provides world class leading edge compute and data storage infrastructure to support the work of world class science both within STFC, the UK and internationally. The department defines, develops and manages the underpinning scientific computing infrastructure used to provide an extensive range of services for STFC facilities, namely ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, the Central Laser Facility and the Diamond Light Source.

About The Role

The facilities programme run by SCD has a vacancy for a highly motivated IT professional or scientist with experience of delivering scientific computing services or e-infrastructure to manage the extensive computing infrastructure that supports the facilities services. 

Within this role you will:

  • Work with the existing service managers for the specific facilities to ensure services run smoothly and meet their operational commitments by
  • Work alongside other team members, other groups in SCD, STFC and external collaborators to ensure that the services offered are able to meet the scientists’ requirements
  • Investigate and recommend new technologies, services and management tools as required
  • Asset management
  • Capacity planning
  • Potential to be part of an on-call team.

About You

As the ideal candidate you will be educated to degree level in a scientific or computing discipline or have relevant experience.  You will have experience of delivering computing services in a production environment and have strong communication skills. Having experience with performance and exception monitoring tools is desirable.

Benefits

An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc242599_7461.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 1st October 2017 however candidates may be reviewed and interviewed before this date and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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