Senior Computing Specialist

University of Oxford
April 22, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 - £54,495
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Senior Computing Specialist

Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LB

We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable IT professional to contribute to a flexible and innovative IT service in the Department of Statistics.

This is a varied role, but the main foci are:

• managing the deployment and regular maintenance of Linux Fedora and Debian distributions utilising configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible) across desktops and High-Performance Computing (HPC) servers

• software installation and updates;

• leading systems monitoring and reporting;

• day-to-day management of the department's Ceph storage system;

• maintaining and updating system and user documentation;

• taking the lead role for IT and AV user support.

The successful candidate will be an experienced IT professional, able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team, and an effective communicator with people across a range of levels of technical knowledge. You will have systems administration experience in a heterogeneous computing environment, and will have supported current research and teaching applications. The ability to identify, and capitalise on, opportunities for improvements in this role, particularly through automation, will be crucial, as will a desire to understand and contribute to departmental IT policy and strategy. We encourage and support staff to expand their knowledge and will provide training where needed.

We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please direct informal enquiries about the post to the Computing Manager, Stuart McRobert (email: [email protected]), quoting vacancy reference 170354.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Monday 22nd April 2024 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

Contact Person : Andrea Williams Vacancy ID : 170354 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 22-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £45,585 - £54,495 (with discretionary range to £59,421)

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