The Department of Earth Sciences is looking for an experienced Computer Officer to join our small team working to provide IT services and support to the department, meeting the varied needs of all our stakeholders, including teaching, research and support staff.

In addition to providing first and second line support to members of the department the role offers the opportunity to work on a variety of IT projects, working often in collaboration with the Senior Computer Officer in the identification, analysis and deployment of IT solutions. The role will involve working with a range of technologies across desktop and server management as well as hardware support.

Key responsibilities include: support of users, including students, administrative staff, academic staff and research staff; UNIX/Linux server administration providing core services including file servers, application/web servers and network services such as DNS / DHCP; installation, configuration and management of Windows, Linux and Mac desktops; updating of documentation; providing technical assistance with specifying and ordering IT equipment; management of networking equipment.

Key skills and qualifications: a degree level education in computing or equivalent experience; excellent communication skills and strong work ethics are required; ability and motivation to learn new skills and keep abreast of new technologies; ability to prioritize immediate tasks (such as different Help Desk requests); able to switch focus from other work to deal with Help Desk, colleague and user interruptions in a professional manner; proficiency in UNIX/Linux server and desktop management; a good working knowledge and recent experience MacOS and Windows desktop administration; experience of networking (TCP/IP, DNS,DHCP, VLAN); some of the following skills would be advantageous: shell scripting, programming (Python, Golang), Active Directory, configuration management.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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