Research Computing Manager

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£43,351 to £48,323 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum
13 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department Information Services
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary £43,351 to £48,323 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum
Apply by 01/11/2020

Role Description

Cranfield University Information Services welcomes applications from Research Computing Manager.

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

Cranfield University relies critically on IT to support its demanding academic and professional service goals.

We are recruiting a Research Computing Manager to lead a small team of technical specialists to deliver highly available, scalable and effective HPC services supporting 1,600 staff and 4,500 students.

You will have experience of building, managing and maintaining highly available and performant HPC systems requiring in-depth knowledge of advanced IT Infrastructure, compute and storage technologies and research applications.

You will provide support and consultancy for school and departmental hosted services as well as providing third line technical support to the IT Service Desk and Service Delivery teams.

You will have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  You will also have excellent written and oral communication skills with an ability to engage and influence both high level University staff and external partners.

You will provide input into the strategic direction and planning of Research Computing team activities and you will be expected to keep up to date on relevant technology and proactively look for improvements to service.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key IT Infrastructure position, and to supportworld leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Edward Poll, Head of IT Infrastructure, T: 01234 758044, E:

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