HPC Support Engineer
British Antarctic Survey
£31305 - £39132
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HPC Support Engineer
Contract type: Full Time
Duration: Fixed Term Appointment (3 years)
Salary: £31,305 - £39,132 per annum.
Benefits: We offer generous benefits
Team: ICT team
Location: Cambridge with the possibility of remote working and periods in polar regions.
Closing date: 11 April, 2021 11:59 pm
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please note there may be delays to our recruitment timeline.
We are recruiting for a HPC Support Engineer to assist researchers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and specifically the BAS AI Lab.
Who are we?
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science as well as to keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in amazing places then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs.
A HPC Engineer position is being created to assist researchers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and specifically the BAS AI Lab.
The BAS AI Lab develops and deploys ML, computer vision and AI methods to tackle environmental challenges. This includes building AI based & physics informed Digital Twins of the natural environment.
The successful applicant will use their skills to develop, commission, operate and support the BAS High Performance Computing Cluster as well as support BAS users on the UK's JASMIN data analysis facility, the UK's ARCHER2 National Supercomputing Service and other Supercomputer/HPC resources BAS scientists have access to.
The successful applicant will work closely with the other members of the BAS IT department, researchers and software developers across BAS. In additional there will be collaborations with the AI Lab partner institutions, including The Alan Turing Institute, Universities, Centres for Doctoral Training in Earth Observation and AI for Environmental Risk.
BTEC/National Diploma or equivalent in computing or equivalent working experience.
As part of the HPC team:
Support day-to-day running of the BAS HPC by monitoring computing resources, performance, managing configurations and performing firmware and software updates.
Develop and extend the functionality, usability, and monitoring of the HPC.
Write documentation for the HPC hardware, software, and procedures.
Investigate, debug, and address researcher enquiries and requests efficiently via the BAS service desk system.
The above list is not exhaustive, and the job holder is required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post. All employees are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and UKRI
Please quote reference: BAS 21/50
Publication date: 12 February 2021
The closing date for receipt of application forms is: 11 April 2021
Interviews are scheduled to be held: 5 May or 12 May 2021
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 and will provide necessary adaptations for the interview. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.