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Unix Computing Support Officer Grade 07S

Posted: 7th July 2009

Unix Computing Support Officer

Grade 07S


The Computing Laboratory has a vacancy for a full-time Unix Computing Support Officer reporting to the Computer Operations Manager as part of a team supporting an extensive network of computers under the control of the Computing Laboratory which includes approximately fifty servers (mostly Solaris and Linux), more than three hundred workstations (mostly dual boot Windows/Linux), and a network infrastructure with nearly fifty managed devices.

The computing support team currently consists of a Computer Manager, Computer Operations Manager, and six Computing Officer posts, one of which specialises in the network and projects, one in web-site development, two in Windows, and the other two in Unix of which one post is now vacant.

The Computing Laboratory has expanded by nearly a third over the last twelve months and is scheduled to continue this growth.  This is the second Unix specialist post in the team.

The post has a salary on the University grade 7 scale (currently £28,839 to £35,469 pa) includes membership of USS and has an annual leave entitlement of 38 days per year inclusive of all public holidays and university closed periods.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available here or by contacting The Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QD ( email:

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4th August 2009.   Applications received after this time will not be considered.


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