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Junior Systems Administrator

NBI Partnership

Norwich, NR4 7UH


Job Description

Junior Systems Administrator

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Systems Administrator to join their busy Research Computing department. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to work on cutting-edge Linux based technologies and develop new skills in a wide range of specialist systems.

Background:

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes are a cluster of internationally renowned research organisations, working to tackle major challenges of the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment, our food supplies and healthy ageing.

The NBI Partnership provides high quality, non-scientific support services for the diverse community of staff, students and visiting workers at the Institutes (the Earlham Institute, John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and Quadram Institute Bioscience) and for the NBI Partnership.

Based on the Norwich Research Park amongst 230 hectares of parkland, you will be joining a committed, professional and welcoming team. In addition, you will enjoy a competitive salary and annual leave, our defined contribution pension scheme, excellent recreational facilities and a range of other employee benefits.

The Research Computing team are responsible for managing the core research computing infrastructure for the NBI Partnership and supporting a wide array of different and specialist technologies and platforms both for and created by researchers on site.

The Research Computing department provides a fast paced and exciting environment in which to experience the rapid growth and development of computational techniques that underpin modern science.

The role:

The purpose of the Junior Systems Administrator is to provide support to the Research Computing Infrastructure Group and Service Management Group on delivering a managed research computing product life cycle. This role is key to how the team responds to service-raised incidents (incident control) and all service requests (request control) and will report to the Operations Manager.

The post-holder will work in the established operations team and support the research computing engineers in their daily work. This includes supporting users, performing operating system and service upgrades, and assisting technical experts in the group. They will also be responsible for informing customers on progress and advising on workarounds where necessary, as well as the support and maintenance of end-user services with guidance and oversight from the Research Computing Infrastructure Group.

The Junior System Administrator will be offered opportunities to develop within the role, especially in developing administration skills for some of the specialist research computing systems the team runs for the NBI.

Please note the role involves office based and other activities which can be physically demanding at times, with the need to occasionally work in confined spaces and lift heavy materials etc.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will have an IT/Computing BTEC HND / HNC level or equivalent. They will have good knowledge of the Linux/UNIX command line and system administration, simple programming or scripting knowledge, preferably in a Linux/UNIX environment and the ability to demonstrate strong level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £25,568 to £31,384 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post offered on an indefinite basis.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence.

The NBI Partnership is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent, and welcome all applications.

The closing date for applications will be 14th December 2021.


Salary

£25,568 to £31,384 per annum depending on qualifications and experience


Hours

This is a full-time post offered on an indefinite basis.


How to apply

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website http://jobs.nbi.ac.uk/ or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1004144.


Special requirements

Please note the role involves office based and other activities which can be physically demanding at times, with the need to occasionally work in confined spaces and lift heavy materials etc.