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Senior Research Computing Systems Engineer

Service Delivery

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 10 December 2021
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1427521JF-R

Are you looking for an exciting role, supporting the research community of the University of Southampton and it’s High-Performance Computing as it embarks on a 5-year investment plan? Whether you’re pursuing a new career path in higher education, returning to work after a career break or looking to develop existing skills, the University can offer you a meaningful role where you will be supporting the world-changing research and teaching the University undertakes

About the Role

You will be helping to support the innovative research being carried out using the University of Southampton’s High Performance Computing facilities. You will be joining a team of dedicated research computing engineers who are supporting the current systems and their use in a range of real-world problem-solving research topics. From Quantum Chemistry simulations and AI modelling for future technologies to Climate modelling the impact of climate change, medical imaging to support medical diagnosis advances and COVID-19 research. Come join the team as we refresh our on-premises clusters and start looking the use cloud HPC to explore new architectures.

What you’ll do 

  • Take a leading role in delivering and maintaining the University’s High Performance and Data Intensive Computing facilities.
  • Working proactively with a wide range of the University’s research community to exploit the full potential of our facilities.
  • Planning major systems installations and upgrades.
  • Delivering training programmes to research students and mentor colleagues.

What you’ll bring

  • Experience of the use of high-performance computing in research or industry.
  • Knowledge of working within a large-scale Linux server environment.
  • Drive and enthusiasm with the ability to communicate well with others
  • An enquiring mind eager to learn new technologies and support scientific endeavor.

Interviews for this role will be held between 16th and 21st December 2021.

The University of Southampton is a research driven institution with some of the world’s leading minds expanding our knowledge and passing it on to future generations, and we would love you to join us and help change the world for the better. We promote a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance (30+ days), flexitime and flexible working options including part time, access to onsite childcare facilities and our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme, and a range of discounts. For more information on our benefits, please visit our recruitment pages.

The University of Southampton is committed to creating and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment for our staff, and an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students. We aspire that staff are equally valued and respected, and students are encouraged to thrive academically. As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email  Please quote reference 1427521JF-R on all correspondence. 


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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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