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DSpace Developer

The University of Cambridge’s institutional data and document repository system uses DSpace, a complex Java application running on Tomcat/PostgreSQL. We are looking for an experienced software analyst/developer to maintain and develop this system and its client tools to ensure that it continues to provide for the needs of the University and deliver appropriately enhanced functionality for the future.

Candidates must have considerable experience of object-oriented software development, preferably with Java Web and SQL database applications in a Unix/Linux environment, and must be self-motivated and capable of prioritising their own work. They must have experience in managing complex software development projects, preferably in an open source context, and must have excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. The candidate will also be expected to be capable of presenting their work to a wider national and international audience and must be a good communicator and collaborator.

This is a fixed-term appointment for 5 years at Computer Officer Grade 8, subject to a nine months satisfactory probation period, on a salary scale of £30,012-£40,335 with initial salary depending on experience. More information can be found on the CS’s web site.

This is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply.

Computer Officer, Institute of Astronomy

The Institute of Astronomy has an opportunity for a highly motivated, problem-solving, innovative individual to join the IT Support team. The Institute comprises approximately 170 staff and PhD students and the role will be as one of a team of four computer officers with principal responsibility for supporting Linux.

We have a large science cluster for astronomical data processing and modelling. The majority of the cluster is currently Sun servers and desktops with an increasing number of Linux PCs and Sun Opteron based desktops and servers. The computer management team also support a large number of other peripherals including multi-terabyte RAID arrays for large data storage.

The role holder will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a physical science subject and is required to be a multi-skilled communicator, so as to provide in depth cover on a wide variety of IT issues, and interface in a helpful and friendly manner with the Institute staff via a Helpdesk.

The appointment is at grade 7, with a salary range of £25,134 - £32,796. No limit of tenure applies. Applications, including a full CV, completed PD18 form, and the contact details of three referees who may be approached prior to interview should be sent to Joy McSharry, Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, CB3 0HA (jpm@ast.cam.ac.uk) by Monday 17 September 2007. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Andrew Batey, 01223 766662, email adb@ast.cam.ac.uk. Interviews are planned for early October.