Free open Job in Wales Systems Engineer at Cardiff University

MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Based in the University’s flagship Hadyn Ellis Building, you will be part of a team of 3 people responsible for supporting the cutting-edge research carried out by the Division and the MRC Centre. In particular, you will focus on bioinformatics and genetic sequencing research with the provision of High Performance Computing (HPC), UNIX/Linux and associated expertise.

You should be able to demonstrate significant experience and skills in Linux system administration, including fluency in Bash, experience of provisioning tools such as Ansible, monitoring tools such as Ganglia, version control with Git in addition to Linux based programming and debugging skills. Knowledge in the use of free and open source tools and techniques is also essential as is experience in the design of web-based systems and associated techniques and interfaces.

Your technical skills should be matched by your proven ability to communicate complex technical issues clearly, professionally and in a way which can be understood by a wide range of people. A highly organised and flexible approach to work is required and experience in free and open source software development will be highly desirable.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available immediately and is fixed term until 24 November 2019, and will be subject to a review process with a possibility it may (or not) be extended for a further period.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


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