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Systems Officer (Research) - QMUL26105

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £48,035- £53,625 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL26105
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 10-Sep-2021
Closing date: 03-Oct-2021

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About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a Systems Officer (Research) to manage systems administration in Research and Teaching in the School of EECS. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of systems provision and requirements in the School, ensuring that they are realised in an orderly manner. A significant amount of the post holder’s time will be spent supporting projects associated with the School’s research groups' activities in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. Working closely with the IT Services team embedded in the School, along with academics and researchers, the post holder will also be responsible for designing hardware and software solutions for research and teaching, for advising researchers on equipment and platform purchases and for information security relating to computer systems and networks within EECS.


About You

You should have substantial evidence of Linux and Windows systems administration skills and have technical programming skills such as Python, Java, C, Perl, PHP or Matlab. The ability to reconcile client needs with technical, financial and administrative constraints is essential, as well as a good understanding of the ethics of data capture, management and storage. Knowledge of high performance computing clusters is desirable, and experience of using modern software development and versioning environments would be an advantage


About the School of EECS

EECS is an exciting and dynamic environment and is home to over 2200 undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students.  We are well known for our pioneering research in electronic engineering and computer science, and we pride ourselves on its application to real-world problems.



We offer competitive salaries, pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment and is available immediately.  The annual starting salary will be in the range of £48,035- £53,625 (Grade 6), inclusive of London Allowance.


Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We have policies to support our staff throughout their careers, including arrangements for those who wish to work flexibly or on a job share basis, and we provide support for those returning from long-term absence. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented (BAME) groups, and from women in all stages of life, including pregnancy and maternity leave.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Rupal Vaja at  Details about the School can be found at


Candidates are kindly requested to upload a CV and covering letter only; certificates, references and personal documents should not be provided at this stage.


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The closing date for applications is 3 October 2021.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.




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