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Systems & Software Specialist (105769-0522)

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science as our Systems and Software Engineer. Playing a pivotal role in supporting our research and teaching activities, you will have extensive Linux experience and knowledge of programming/software development, excellent communication skills to interact with staff and students.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, in Computer Science or a related subject. Work experience is beneficial; however, we would also encourage people who are soon to graduate or have recently graduated with a higher-class degree to apply.

You will be able to work well as part of a team as well as on your own and possess strong time management and IT skills.

This is a great opportunity for an individual wishing to extend and further develop their skills in an academic environment, whilst learning about a growing strategically important department at the University of Warwick

The Department of Computer Science is committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. The Department was recently awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities. The Department of Computer Science is proud to embrace inclusion and cultural diversity and supports flexible working practices.

JOB PURPOSE

To engage with and support the end-users of IT systems in the Department of Computer Science (staff and students). To assist with the management of systems used in the department. To manage and assist in the development of software used for teaching and research. ensuring integration with existing systems and alignment with the strategic needs of the Department



DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assist other members of the team with support, management, and development of the primary and secondary systems used in the department for general end-user access for administration, teaching and research. Contribute to general support of any IT style activities in the Department, such as desktop computing, printing, simple network connectivity and any other technically based Department need.

2. Assist in the development of the Department's research and teaching software. This will involve gathering the requirements, management, planning, and integration with current systems and networks, and implementation of solutions including deployment and support. Enhancements, assistance and support for any developed or currently in use software and hardware resources for researchers and teachers as needed.

3. Assist administration and teaching areas with resolving problems and issues related to IT systems and customised departmental software. Keep up to date of changes and developments related to centrally managed software and/or future software by liaising with central IT and other colleagues across the university. Inform and help prepare administration and teaching areas for changes and issues that may affect the department.

4. Work with module organisers to ensure that system resources are aligned with student practical work, fine-tuning as necessary to achieve the best student experience, monitoring practical work in progress and highlighting or resolving issues that emerge.

5. Engage and assist with student projects (individual and group) that particularly need technical assistance.

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Fri 27 May 2022, 11:17

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