Linux System Administrator/DevOps Engineer

University of Plymouth
03 May 2021
10 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Linux System Specialist/DevOps EngineerPlymouthGBP34,804 - GBP40,322 pro rata per annumRef: A7800 The University of Plymouth is opening a new Brain Research Imaging Centre (BRIC) which will host state of the art human neuroimaging facility. The BRIC is developing a resilient IT infrastructure to support data storage and computing facilities for the centre. The platform is composed of an Azure cloud server solution and client PCs. It will provide services to support the administration of BRIC, its Teaching and Learning activities and its Research projects. The role will be based on the North Campus in the new BRIC building and on the main City Campus. The role will involve the opportunity to work closely with researchers and with other IT colleagues at the university. We are currently looking to employ a very motivated Linux System Specialist/DevOps Engineer at BRIC to develop and support this infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have experience with open-source technologies, Clustering, Computational Technologies, Ansible, CI/CD, and skills in automation, scalability and security. You will be responsible for managing the server environment (linux), organizing data access, storage, backup and archival. The role will involve the opportunity to work closely with researchers and with other IT colleagues at the university. You will be expected to collaborate with other IT staff and BRIC lab users to build a linux-based infrastructure to run analyses of brain-image and other neuroscience data. You will be required to understand the needs of the end users in terms of data storage, access and computing capacities. You will be responsible for building and maintaining the platform, ensuring the continuity of services and adequate level of security. Please demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement. We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. To apply, please visit our website. Closing date: 12 Midnight, 17 May 2021.Interviews are likely to take place during week commencing Monday 14 June 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not. This is a part-time position working 18.5 hours per week on a permanent basis. Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance. A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated. The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.