Thursday, 17 January 2013

Vacancy - Part Time Research Computing Support Officer

Corporate Information and Computing Services is offering part time work to suitably qualified applicants to help support High Performance Computing and e-Research work at the University of Sheffield. The successful applicant will be based in the Research Computing Group in the Technical Services section of CiCS.

1. Terms
Hourly paid, with rate in the range £11.05 to £15.72 per hour depending on experience.
Up to 288 days work is available, over a period of 24 months

Will be required to complete a time sheet which should be submitted monthly.Terms and conditions for casual staff apply.

2. Duties
Can contain some but not all of the below:

(1) Attend research computing group meetings
(2) Software maintenance on iceberg.
(3) License maintenance for software on iceberg
(4) User support for iceberg users .
(5) Maintenance of the Sheffield White Rose Grid pages ( on the Content Management System
(6) Training Related work
(7) General user support for Matlab, Maple, Ansys, Abaqus, Fluent users

3. Person Specification

 Applicants should demonstrate evidence of the following criteria in their applications
(E = essential, D = desirable)

 3.1 Technical

Practical systems administration experience. (D)

Knowledge of administering services running unix/linux servers.(E)

Demonstrable skills in software development in e.g. Fortran, C, Python, Java (E)

Knowledge of parallel programming using e.g. OpenMP, MPI, CUDA (D)

Experienced user of Scheduling Software e.g. Sun Grid Engine, PBS, Torque, LSF. (E)

Experienced Iceberg User (D)

Knowledge and experience of developing/managing websites (D)

3.2 Personal Effectiveness

Effective communications skills, both written and verbal. (E)

Ability to work with people with a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. (E)

Good analytical and problem solving skills. (E)

Ability to work methodically and sometimes under pressure. (E)

Manage own time when working on several projects with an ability to prioritise. (E)

4. Contacts for queries

 Dr Mike Griffiths,    ext 21126
or Dr Deniz Savas,        ext 23023

 5. Applications

 Please send a CV and covering letter to:
 Mr Martin Rapier, Head of Application Support,
CiCS, 10-12 Brunswick Street, Sheffield S10 2FN.
Alternatively email CV and covering letter to:

 Closing date for application: Friday 15th Feb 2013