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Senior IT Engineer

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £37,467 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 29th September 2021
Job Ref: NM27862

Applications are invited from experienced Linux systems administrators to join Information and Computing Services (ICS) at the Department of Engineering's site in Trumpington Street.

You will deliver IT services, research support and advice to academic divisions C and F within the Department, working closely with academics and advising them on best practice for solving IT problems. The successful applicants will have technical responsibility for the design, delivery, support and continuous improvement of areas of the department's IT infrastructure such as storage and backup of large data, linux system administration, server clusters, scripting and authentication systems. By delivering against the IT Plan, and leading agreed technical projects, you will enable the department to pursue its teaching and research goals.

You will be educated to degree level or have an equivalent level of experience. The role requires someone with demonstrable experience of Linux system administration, knowledge of scripting languages, managing technical activities, evidence of working at a tactical or operational level to deliver technology change, and strong planning skills.  In addition to this, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, an ability to work as a highly pro-active, persuasive and enthusiastic team member, together with the ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organisation.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application.  If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29 September 2021. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (, +44 (0)1223 332615). 

Please quote reference NM27862 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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