HPC Linux Systems Administrator - C104819T

Newcastle University - Professional Support Services - IT Service - Infrastructure & Architecture

Newcastle University performs globally significant research across a wide range of disciplines and locations. It is a leading UK university for research power in science, engineering, and biomedicine. The University has undertaken a multi-million pound project to consolidate and expand its research computing capabilities with the instatement of an institutional High Performance Computing (HPC) service.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in the establishment of a new HPC service at Newcastle University. We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed advocate for practical research computing, to take up a role in the team charged with the administering the infrastructure of this investment.

Based within the Infrastructure Systems Team, you will be technical and organisationally proficient enough to provide hands-on support, administration, and implementation of the Universities centralised HPC infrastructure. This is a varied and exciting role requiring you to set technical direction of HPC to meet the needs of the Universities research community. Forming effective collaborative relationships across the University IT teams and customers will be essential. You will support and consolidate existing HPC infrastructure and advise on up and coming HPC technologies which may provide benefit to the University.

You will have experience of implementing and maintaining HPC hardware, software and be familiar with batch processing and queue management.

To encourage continued professional development, you will be encouraged to participate in conferences and other networking activities, such as attendance at HPC events, Special Interest Groups, and Vendor roadmaps.

This rewarding and challenging post will provide an opportunity to work in a personable, varied, and richly collaborative environment, adding value to your career path by providing exposure to large enterprise IT at the cutting edge of research and teaching.

As part of its offer of employment, the University can include an offer of assistance with the relocation costs that may arise if the employee must move home in order to take up the appointment.

Newcastle University values diversity and is committed to recruiting and supporting staff and students from all sectors of society.

We will do our best to accommodate any flexible working requirements you may have, within the constraints of providing a service.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award, recognising that the University has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.

Informal enquiries may be made to Gary Atkinson: gary.atkinson@newcastle.ac.uk.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 19 February 2018.

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