Junior Systems Administrator

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 31st of July 2017

Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Junior Systems Administrator to join Oxford Robotics Institute at the Department of Engineering Science. The role is based in central Oxford and is fixed-term for 2 years.


This is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop their software and systems administration skills in the domain of robotics and big data management, whilst supporting the rapid software development activities in a world-leading robotics institute.


The Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) holds a world leading position in navigation, mapping, and scene interpretation. They operate a large array of robot vehicles which includes more than 20 different physical machines, such as a snake arm robot, the Oxford RobotCar, aerial robots and a space rover.


You will be responsible for providing first line support to maintain and administer our existing software support services and develop a collection of servers including systems administration of user accounts, resource privileges and firewall configuration. You will also work with the software engineers to deliver new installation and updates packages and systems. You will also support the development of big data storage systems in the institute.


You should have experience with multiple operating systems including MacOS and Linux as well as an IT background including some experience of systems administration, DevOps or data management. A strong understanding of software development processes as well as a demonstrable aptitude for solving problems is essential. Good organisational and communication skills are also required. A degree in a related subject and an interest in robotics is desirable.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Tom Wilcox using the email address below.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 31 July 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact: Tom Wilcox