Well, I found the job posting for the HECToR position on the monster.uk.co site. Now it’s just a matter of waiting to see if someone qualified takes my job. Weeeeeee…

Here’s what it looks like.

Job Description:

Responsibilities: The position is to provide Systems Hardware and Software support as part of a team to a major new Cray customer located near Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will be employed by Cray UK Ltd. and must be willing to relocate to the Edinburgh area with easy access to the site and able to meet response time commitments. This position will require both remote and on-site responses to calls for assistance and service. It is a requirement that the successful candidate will be willing to participate in an on-call rota on a 7×24 basis. The Cray supercomputer will be under an initial contract for 4 years with a possible extension for a further 2 years.

Requirements: The candidate will be educated to degree level in a computer science, a related discipline, or have a minimum of 5 years of relevant IT experience, ideally in an area related to High Performance Computing (HPC). In-depth knowledge of Linux, Unix, file systems and networking is mandatory. An understanding of the specific needs of supercomputing users will be very helpful.

Personal Attributes: The successful candidate will be well organised, take an analytical approach to problems and will be fully committed to drive problems through to their conclusion. He or she needs to be a good team player and be committed to investigate and resolve complex problems as part of a team.

The successful candidate will possess good communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to stay calm and professional under pressure while working to strict deadlines.

The salary range for this position is 40k-45k GBP. Applications will be accepted through October 25, 2007. Cray UK Ltd. is located at 2 Brewery Court, High Street, Theale, Reading.

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