eResearch Platform and Services Engineer
The University of Auckland
Auckland, NZ
4d ago

Te Whiwhinga mahi The opportunity

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and talented Platform and Systems Engineer to join our team where you will develop, build and operate the University’s latest research IT infrastructure and services for researchers and deploy, support, maintain, and continuously improve a range of systems dedicated to research.

Primarily, you will be helping to operate and develop our OpenStack-based research cloud. Our OpenStack instance is part of a federated Australian research cloud, so you will engage and collaborate with other OpenStack operators in Australia, and also engage with researchers and IT service providers across the university to enable researcher success.

For this role, we assume you bring a good grounding in at least two of the following :

  • Linux System Administration
  • Administration of OpenStack
  • Administration of complex service infrastructures, along with skills in scripting / programming in bash and Python and general expertise in areas such as : IP networks, Linux virtual networking, solutions architecture, devops, automation, databases, analytics, monitoring, logging, documentation system, and training
  • You will help develop, describe and deliver other services and infrastructure like file transfer services, data services, as well as build creative solutions to research support needs.

    From time to time you may also deliver educational workshops to help researchers or colleagues to learn new digital skills (we teach Software and Data Carpentry).

    You will also develop key functional relationships with colleagues within the Centre for eResearch, within the University’s IT Services, and colleagues in Australia, as we work together to provide the best possible environment for research success.

    For more information, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION

    Mō tō mātou rōpū About the team

    The Centre for eResearch is a cross-faculty research centre at the University of Auckland. Our core mission is : (i) to grow strategic research infrastructure and resources, (ii) to create effective and efficient computing services and workflows to support research and (iii) to provide consultancy and help to researchers who need to use advanced computing tools in their research.

    We are also committed to providing training opportunities that help researchers learn new computing skills, and community outreach to create a vibrant and supportive culture of digitally empowered scholarship.

    This mission applies to the entire range of research disciplines across the university, although the support we provide may vary by community.

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