Linux SysAdmin and Systems Programmer

Job summary

The Department of Computing is one of the top university computing departments in the UK.  Its success is built on excellence, innovation and multi-disciplinary working. Our infrastructure comprises a very large number of Linux servers and dual-boot Linux/Windows workstations, a smaller number of Windows servers and Mac workstations. Increasing numbers of services run in virtual environments. The LinuxSysAdmin and Systems Programmer will be...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01178
  • Date posted 21 January 2020
  • Closing date 2 March 2020

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Computing is one of the top university computing departments in the UK.  Its success is built on excellence, innovation and multi-disciplinary working. Our infrastructure comprises a very large number of Linux servers and dual-boot Linux/Windows workstations, a smaller number of Windows servers and Mac workstations. Increasing numbers of services run in virtual environments.

The LinuxSysAdmin and Systems Programmer will be part of the Department's Computing Support Group (CSG), a team comprising systems administrators, developers and user support professionals, that work closely together to deliver top quality computing services within the Department. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to provide resilient computing services and innovative solutions and liaise with staff regarding systems and network administration, software development and user support.  As well as providing systems-level support to students and for teaching at all levels, you will give advice and support for purchasing and installation of computing equipment, software and hardware.  You will ensure swift detection of security issues and deal with them promptly and efficiently.

Essential requirements

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a Computer Science or closely related subject, or equivalent experience, and demonstrable skills that cover one or more of the following areas:

  • Systems administration
  • Virtualisation and Cloud Services
  • Systems Programming
  • Application and Web Service Development
  • Student Information Systems and VLEs

In addition you should have:

  • a commitment to working as part of a team
  • a positive attitude to liaising with all users
  • clear and effective communication skills
  • the ability to diagnose critical situations and seek specialist help
  • a desire to acquire knowledge of new techniques and practices and advising others of potential opportunities and benefits

Further information

Should you have any queries regarding your application please contact: margaret.hall@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.