HPC System Administrator

Guildford, United Kingdom
10 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We seek two full-time HPC Systems Administrators to join the Research Computing Services team within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The role offers an opportunity to develop your IT career within a complex and dynamic scientific computing environment, which increasingly relies on HPC and supporting services for their research. You will be part of a close-knit and experienced team and will have the opportunity to work across a wide range of research systems including HPC, large-scale storage and video capture. We offer attractive benefits, training and good opportunities for career progression.

You will be responsible for the development and system administration of research IT infrastructure, with a particular focus on HPC, high capacity storage, Cloud (both on-premise and Public) and any future systems. The post holder will play an active role in the provisioning, installation and configuration, operation and maintenance of specialist scientific computing infrastructure as well as providing technical support and training to users. An excellent working knowledge of Ubuntu and Redhat Linux systems is essential, along with experience in HPC, scheduling systems, storage, software building and complex research computing environments. Experience of working in a computational environment would be an advantage. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, be a strong team player and be able to work under your own initiative in a busy environment.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days (pro-rata'd) and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

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