Research Computing Systems Engineer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Thursday, 3 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Service Delivery

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 June 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1383721JF

This is an exceptional time to be joining the University of Southampton and its High Performance Computation (HPC) team within the University’s IT department, iSolutions. The HPC team is uniquely placed to support world class research using one of the largest computational facilities in the UK.

About the Role

This is a role in support of the research being carried out using the University of Southampton’s High Performance and Data Intensive Computing (HPDIC) facilities. Following a recent restructure you will be joining a team of dedicated research computing engineers who are supporting the current systems and their use in a diverse range of research topics from Quantum Chemistry simulations and AI modelling to Climate modelling, medical imaging and COVID-19 research. 

What you’ll do

  • Be part of a team, delivering and maintaining the University’s High Performance and Data Intensive Computing facilities.
  • Proactively, work with a wide range of the University’s research community to exploit the full potential of HPDIC.
  • Participate in planning major systems installations and upgrades.
  • Contribute to the support of facility users. For example, assisting with requests and issues, maintaining documentation and user training.

What you’ll bring

  • A mix of system administration and computing skills in a significant research area.
  • Knowledge of high performance and data intensive computing issues and opportunities. We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic about HPC with an interest in learning and applying cutting edge technology.
  • Experience of working within a large-scale Linux server environment.
  • The ability to present your ideas and your specialist area, to a wide and potentially non-technical audience.
  • The integrity required to work with both commercially sensitive and personally identifiable information.

The University of Southampton is a research driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge and passing it on to future generations. iSolutions is the University’s IT support service whose 230+ staff support the delivery of the University’s research and education activities as well as the usual business operations. We would love you to join us and help change the world for the better.

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flexi-time and flexible working and generous parental leave. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1383721JF on all correspondence.