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Systems Administrator HPC/Linux - Research IT - QMUL15180

Department: IT Services
Salary: £37,411 - £44,015 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL15180
Date posted: 18-Oct-2018
Closing date: 18-Nov-2018

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a Russell Group university with one of the strongest research profiles in the UK.  The fourth largest College of the University of London, Queen Mary has gained a reputation for the high-quality of its academic teaching and research. Please see for more details.

The Linux/HPC Systems Administrator role is to provide support for the operating systems and applications running on the Research IT facilities. This covers the 5000 core QMUL High Performance Compute cluster (see ), and various hosted services and virtual machines.

The Systems Administrator for Research IT will primarily be utilising Linux, HPC, puppet, git workflows, and scripting, as part of a team, to provide a high quality service to Researchers performing world-class research across the University.

The Systems Administrator for Research IT will use inter-personal and advanced technical skills to understand the Research IT needs of academics, and assist in the design and delivery of a robust and dependable service based on these requirements.

The post holder is required to possess substantial knowledge and experience of supporting large installations of Linux servers in an academic/enterprise environment. Demonstrable experience of managing a job scheduler on a shared High Performance Compute Cluster would be an advantage, as is experience of devops methodologies, including automation, configuration management using puppet and git, and continuous integration solutions. A good background in administering Linux servers, provision of Open Source applications, and scripting will be essential. The Systems Administrator for Research-IT will be required to deploy, test, benchmark and document use of a range of Research applications for use on the HPC cluster.

Due to the leading edge nature of the research being performed at QMUL, it is expected that the post holder will learn and adopt new and emerging technologies (languages, applications and frameworks). An essential prerequisite for this candidate is a keen interest in modern technologies and methodologies, and the ability to quickly and confidently learn and put into practice new computing skills.

The Benefits of working at QMUL:

The post is full time. Starting salary will be in the range £37,411-£44,015 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact: using the job reference number as the subject line.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 18 November 2018.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date for applications.

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