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Unix Computing Administrator

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

Salary: £25,702 to £34,709 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £1,500 per annum is also available for this role.
Hours: Full time
Contract Type: Open Ended.
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire

Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers, and business support team explore the unknown and turn what they find into work that changes the world around us. Whether it’s sending probes into space or finding new ways to treat cancer, everyone here plays a vital role in making a positive difference to society.

Come and discover how much you can achieve when you’re surrounded by world-leading experts, encouraged to constantly learn, and empowered to explore your curiosity.

STFC is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary science organisation. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific, and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. We have large-scale scientific facilities in the UK and Europe used by thousands of scientists performing thousands of experiments every year. The facilities provide a range of research techniques to help scientists better understand our world and the universe!

You will provide support for a varied and complex set of Unix systems that underpin the scientific work undertaken by the department, developing your knowledge and experience in a busy computing environment

The main duties include the support, operation and maintenance of Linux/Unix based computing facilities. This post will report to the Linux/UNIX Computing Manager and the key responsibilities are:

  • Assist building compliance with processes and policies
  • Build resilience into system design, ensuring high availability
  • Reduce energy requirements, designing sustainable solutions
  • Provide first and second level technical support on incidents and problems
  • Monitor overall system performance and ensure smooth system functionality
  • Create, maintain, and utilise documentation
  • A desire to improve processes, looking for the root causes of problems
  • A willingness to both share your knowledge and learn from others
  • A proactive approach towards looking for risks and problems
  • Working closely with other teams, sharing resources and knowledge

Skills Requirement

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Good working knowledge of Unix system fundamentals and common network protocols
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Good Linux system support on Red Hat/Centos/Ubuntu/Suse.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Whatever our role, we have the freedom to explore, learn and connect, as part of a community that loves to share knowledge and support one another.

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, this is a place where there’s always something new to learn – about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself. Join us and discover what’s possible.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a position that provides a whole host of benefits including 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent defined average salary pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a CV and cover letter detailing their suitability for the role.

The closing date for applications is 1st January 2023.

Customer advert reference: 2200019K

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Location: Didcot
Salary: £25,702 to £34,709
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th November 2022
Closes: 14th January 2023
Job Ref: 2200019K
   
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