Senior Research Computing Systems Engineer

University of Southampton - Business Support

The University of Southampton has an exciting opportunity for a senior research systems specialist to design, develop and support its high performance and data intensive computing services. 

The University views high performance and data intensive computing systems as strategic enablers to its research mission and is one of the top supercomputing sites in the UK. Our latest multi-million pound facility will deliver petascale computational and data services alongside private cloud and multi-petabyte deep storage services to thousands of researchers in our community. 

Combined with a conscientious and systematic approach, you will have a strong desire to expand your expertise and knowledge into newly emerging areas. You will be encouraged and challenged to develop and support new computational and data services, aligned to cutting-edge research programmes at the University. 

As a successful candidate, you will join the team responsible for the development and delivery of state of the art computational and data intensive services. You will be a proficient Linux systems administrator, and have significant experience of developing and delivering ICT services at scale. You will be comfortable in complex computing environments and have solid experience in leading on the design and delivery of major ICT services. 

With an enthusiasm for developing creative solutions and the ability to work independently along with being an effective team player, you will have a solid understanding of High Performance and/or Cloud Computing environments and have experience of parallel file systems and/or large-scale storage systems. Big Data analytics skills will be a distinct advantage. 

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research universities and among the top universities in the world. Our ambition is to change the world for the better through education, research and enterprise. 

The University offer excellent benefits including an occupational pension scheme, flexible working, generous holidays, and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional, friendly and supportive working environment.

Further information about working at University can be found on our web site,

 Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form by clicking the 'apply' button below. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 914917JF on all correspondence.  

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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