Systems Engineer (Research)

School/department: IT Services
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hrs a week). Requests for part-time working patterns can also be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: 2 years.
Reference: 21669
Salary: starting at £37,099 to £44,263 per annum, pro-rata if part time
Placed on: 08 September 2023
Closing date:  26 September 2023.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with the right blend of broad
technical skills and professional capabilities to progress in the exciting world of High-Performance Computing. You will be joining a welcoming and multi-skilled team and an IT division that is taking forward a major programme of digital transformation works. Full training and development will be provided as required.

The research computing support team is part of the ITS division and provides computing resources and expertise to researchers across our Schools including physical, life, medical and social sciences, and arts humanities and media. Through collaboration with academic colleagues, we are currently mobilising projects and initiatives that will expand and enhance our research computing and IT support, including support for data science, research software engineering, and exploitation of Cloud technologies.

Your day to day responsibilities will be to assist in the operation, maintenance and development of research computing services. You will be required to collaborate with your direct colleagues and our wider ITS colleagues and researchers and may also be required at times to participate as member of project teams that are driving transformational change. Working alongside highly skilled colleagues, you will be responding to incoming support requests from researchers, in accordance with our agreed operational procedures.


Please contact Michelle Richardson ( for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download Job Description and further specification 21669 [PDF 185.91KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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