Job title: Cloud Architect, Competency Centre for Cloud Computing and AI/ML
Company: University of Oxford
Job description: Cloud Architect, Competency Centre for Cloud Computing and AI/ML
Wellcome Centre Human Genetics, Henry Wellcome Building for Genomic Medicine, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington Oxford, OX3 7BN
This post provides an exciting opportunity to join the newly established Competency Centre for Cloud Computing and AI/ML, which is part of the University’s Digital Transformation programme. The aim of the Competency Centre is to provide centralised expertise on the use of public cloud computing for research applications, particularly in the context of contemporary AI/ML approaches.
A highly motivated, ambitious Cloud Engineer is required to help establish and support the Research Software Engineers within the Competency Centre. You will be the recognised subject matter expert to ensure that the right cloud services are chosen, perhaps in a hybrid manner, appropriately implemented for the research software within the budget and timeframe that is available, meeting the researchers’ requirements as they evolve, whilst satisfying the governance obligations arising from the datasets they are using. This will entail close and regular collaboration and consultation with subject matter experts within the cloud service providers to ensure that you are aware of the latest developments and opportunities to maximise their efficient use.
You will be responsible for monitoring and optimising the costs of public cloud hosting for the projects that the Competency Centre supports, keeping up to date with service and pricing changes, making use of alerts and capacity planning tools, and looking for opportunities to work more cost effectively.
To be successful in this role, you will hold a PhD/DPhil with a significant computational component, with post-qualification research experience or similar level of experience in a similar role. You will have experience of cloud platform engineering for production services and demonstrable experience of the fundamentals of cloud security and security compliance. You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to contribute to a supportive, helpful culture and work very closely with researchers. You will be self-motivated with a drive for performance and quality improvement and have a strong work ethics with strong professionalism.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This position is offered full time on a fixed term contract until 22 October 2025.
Only applications received before 12 midday on Thursday 23 November 2023 will be considered.
Please quote 167370 on all correspondence.
Contact Person : Kaitlin Beazley Vacancy ID : 167370
Contact Phone : 01865 287734 Closing Date & Time : 23-Nov-2023 12:00
Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 9 Contact Email :
Salary (£) : Grade 9: £52,815 – £61,198 with a discretionary range to £66,857 per annum
Job date: Sun, 29 Oct 2023 03:21:10 GMT
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