IT Engineer - UNIX
British Antarctic Survey
17th December 2019
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IT Engineer - UNIX
Contract type: Full Time
Duration: Fixed-Term Appointment (Approximately 18 Months)
Salary: Starting from £30,782 per annum.
Benefits: We offer generous benefits
Team: British Antarctic Survey
Location: Cambridge with periods at sea or in polar regions
Closing date: 26 January, 2020 11:59 pm
A great opportunity has now arisen for an enthusiastic and capable engineer to join the Linux Team- in the IT Department at the British Antarctic Survey.
The Linux team provide support to BAS scientists, running key systems including data storage (1-2 PB and growing), backup and a High Performance Computing cluster as well as providing daily user support.
In addition, the team works with web developers supporting the infrastructure to share data to UK and world scientific organisations.
As part of the BAS IT department the team members also support IT on BAS research ships and Antarctic stations, covering not only Linux, but Windows, networks and user support, typically for 1 - 3 months a year.
This is a particularly exciting time as the BAS will shortly take delivery of its new polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough and the whole IT team is involved in the ship's commissioning and trialling.
You will work as part of the IT team providing services to around 400 staff.
To ensure that the job holder has the breadth of knowledge necessary for working in Antarctica, it is likely that candidates will have practical experience of IT support and/or an equivalent vocational qualification. A degree in Computer Science or a relevant field would be advantageous. Knowledge of CentOS and/or RHEL is essential. Knowledge of any of the following; Windows server and Active Directory, SCCM, Office365, VMWare, Veeam, VDI, Mac OS X, Tivoli Storage Manager, Cluster File systems, High Performance Cluster Computing, Nagios, Puppet, Cisco switches and routers, satellite communications, Voip would be an advantage. BAS will provide training where necessary.
Candidates should be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.
Completing 2nd and 3rd level support and maintenance jobs at BAS headquarters as tasked through a ServiceDesk system. The work will be mainly on Linux systems but may also include Windows and Networking support.
Undertaking IT projects to complete specific tasks. Projects may include major hardware/software upgrades or commissioning of complex multidisciplinary systems.
Supporting the IT environment on science cruises mounted from the research vessels. There may also be a need to travel and support IT on other ships, stations and aircraft.
The job requires a flexible and capable IT professional able to undertake a wide range of tasks. When working in the Antarctic in particular, there is a need to be able to support a wide range of equipment.
Installation and upgrade of IT infrastructure on Antarctic Stations.
The job requires a flexible and capable IT professional able to undertake a wide range of tasks. When working in the Antarctic in particular, there is a need to be able to support a wide range of equipment. Duties may therefore include working with:
- Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, VMWare and other operating systems.
- Scientific data logging systems
- Network infrastructure, telephony and VSAT satellite systems.
Any other tasks, within the remit of the role, as identified by the Directors.
For any queries, please quote reference: BAS 125/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 26 January 2020
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: 11 February 2020
BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.