Systems Developer - High Performance Computing

Job title Systems Developer - High Performance Computing

Department Digital, Data & Technology Group

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 This role is subject to an additional market supplement of £5,000 per annum

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2136

Placed on Monday 05 July 2021

Closing date Sunday 01 August 2021

Interview date Thursday 12 August 2021

Reference JB8435

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Do you have the talent and ambition to take High Performance Computing (HPC) and Research Computing to the next level?

We are looking for a talented individual who has a passion for exploring new and emerging technologies and practices within research computing and wants to share their talent with an active and vibrant community. Strong candidates will have proven experience in delivering and maintaining high-quality HPC environments and in nurturing talent. 

The challenge

You will be joining the ARC team at an exciting time as the University has already started the development of our next generation of HPC and Research Computing environments in public cloud.

This will be a pivotal role in advancing the University’s research capability and guiding our HPC community on this journey. You will be able to influence and drive the changes which will help shape the future services and the way we operate. We will be facing new challenges and you will be at the forefront of developing innovative and community-orientated solutions to help our research community thrive.

The position

As a Systems Developer in HPC, you will have the responsibility of ensuring that our HPC infrastructure and platforms are running seamlessly and are delivering value back into the University.

The successful candidate will have an innovative and agile approach, be an excellent communicator, have a strong team work ethic, and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced, service-based environment. They will be able to work closely with colleagues across the University and apply in-depth expertise to develop integrated and automated workflows with a focus on performance and optimisation. They will contribute to developing knowledge and skills of an active and growing community through providing support and promoting the adoption of best practices, and delivering technical training courses.

Digital, Data and Technology are here to ensure our staff and students are able to enjoy a seamless experience for learning, teaching & research. We aim to provide a technological environment that matches the University's international, teaching and research reputation, and which contributes to the realisation of its key institutional strategies. 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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Dr Steven Chapman (

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work.

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.