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IT Principal Engineer (Research Computing)

Job title IT Principal Engineer (Research Computing)

Department Digital, Data & Technology Group

Salary Starting from £45,585, rising to £54,395

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2133

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Thursday 16 November 2023

Closing date Sunday 10 December 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH11124

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Do you have a passion for exploring emerging technologies and practices within research computing? 

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with an active and vibrant scientific community? 

If this sounds like you, our Principal Engineer vacancy may be the right role for you.

We are looking for an individual with experience in building and maintaining HPC environments.

Help us deliver a cutting-edge HPC environment supporting vital research to improve lives and our world.

About the role:

You will be joining the University of Bath's Research Computing team at an exciting time as we have recently moved to full cloud supercomputing. This role is pivotal in advancing the University’s research capabilities and guiding our HPC community on how to use our new cloud environment to its full potential. 

As a Principal Engineer, you will be at the forefront of developing innovative HPC solutions to help our research community thrive. You will work closely with colleagues across the University and apply your in-depth expertise to develop integrated and automated workflows with a focus on performance and optimization.

You will also help develop the HPC knowledge and skills of our growing user community by providing support, promoting the adoption of best practices, and delivering technical training courses.

You can learn more about the role and the required person specifications by clicking on the document links at the end of this advert. Kindly ensure you read the eligibility requirements thoroughly before applying.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

There is a market supplement of up to £7,000 available at our discretion, based on skills and experience.

About the Department:

The Research Computing team is part of the Digital, Data and Technology Group. 

We aim to provide a technological environment that matches the University's international, teaching and research reputation, and which contributes to the realization of its key institutional strategies. 

We supply powerful research computing environments to academic staff and doctoral students from all departments. Our research software development experts enable the research community at the University to analyse data, develop research software, optimise your usage of cloud computing, and provide programming skills training.

We strive to respond intuitively to both the ever-evolving needs of our users, and the wide diversity of those users through the exploration of new and emerging technologies.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Further details:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.