University of Birmingham
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Closes: 15 December 2021
  • December 15, 2021
  • Research Computing Infrastructure Architect

    Advanced Research Computing (ARC) at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint a Research Computing Infrastructure Architect on a permanent contract. As an award-winning team, ARC has earned a national and international profile for delivering high quality, underpinning research computing services.

    As the lead of the Architecture, Infrastructure and Systems (AIS) group, you will be responsible for the design, planning, installation and running of hardware systems and associated services that underpin advanced research computing. This includes both University level and national level services. You will be responsible for managing the budget within ARC associated with hardware and services and, working with the ARC leadership team, will have design authority over the systems and services offered.

    The team currently operates at-scale research storage systems, supercomputing (including HPC and HTC), high speed networking and private cloud infrastructure. You will respond to new technology developments, be responsible for purchasing systems and working with vendors to obtain best value for the University.

    You will join Advanced Research Computing and will lead the Architecture, Infrastructure and Systems group. You will be responsible for running and inspiring the highly skilled, technical team operating services within ARC. You will also join the leadership team of ARC to provide strategic input into the development of ARC. You will work in a helpful and collaborative environment, interacting with other team members, supporting, guiding and sharing knowhow on a daily basis.

    ARC welcomes applicants who are looking for flexible and hybrid work patterns, but with the expectation that the post holder will spend some time on the University’s campus each week.

    Informal enquires please contact Ed (Andrew Edmondson) via