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DIAS Senior IT Support Administrator

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is looking for an experienced Senior IT Support Administrator who will join a small dedicated team responsible for design, operation and maintenance of DIAS IT infrastructure spread over three Central Dublin sites, Dunsink Observatory and Rosse Observatory in Birr Castle, Co.Offaly.

DIAS IT supports a wide spectrum of research projects ranging from numerical simulations in astrophysics and theoretical physics to processing of significant amounts of astrophysical and geophysical data, including data from I-LOFAR radio telescope as well as several geophysical and astronomical data gathering networks, to 2D/3D imaging of medieval Irish manuscripts and Ogham stones. The majority of these projects are linked to DIAS websites some of which are updated in real time. Other areas supported by DIAS IT are DIAS administration incorporating Finance, HR and Communications, as well as DIAS-run conferences and other events.

The wide variety of activities supported by DIAS IT results in an equally wide spectrum of IT technologies being used. One of the key advantages of this job is a unique opportunity to master many (or most) of modern IT technologies. An interest in learning new things is essential. While the successful candidate will have a full access to formal training in the areas where it is available, an ability to learn from other members of IT team and, if necessary, on their own, would be of primary importance. Strong analytic skills will be of key importance. Good interpersonal, collaboration as well as verbal and written skills are required.

The knowledge of and experience in any of the following areas would be beneficial:

  • Linux/UNIX system administration;
  • Support of Linux, MacOS and Windows clients;
  • Linux scripting, orchestration and automation tools;
  • Virtualisation by Linux hosts;
  • Data storage, NFS, NAS, SAN, modern filesystems;
  • Data backups and replication;
  • 100MbE-100GbE networking, network orchestration and automation;
  • High performance computing;
  • Web development for Apache/MySQL/PHP environment;
  • Systems and applications integration, including Open Source software.

General conditions attaching to this position are available here. Contract duration: An initial 5 year fixed term contract, with the possibility of a permanent appointment. Salary scale €58,820 – €70,802 p.a. (Personal Pension Contribution scale); €55,879-€67,262 p.a. (Pre-existing public servants on Non-PPC scale).

The starting salary will be in line with public sector regulations – new entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the minimum point. Further information can be obtained from DIAS Head of IT, Dr. Dmitri Grigoriev dmitri.grigoriev@dias.ie and the Office of the Registrar & CEO, registrarsoffice@dias.ie.

Candidates should submit an application through the DIAS online e-recruitment system here by close of business on 8 May 2024. Please upload a cover letter and CV, including the names of two referees, as a single PDF file.

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of right to work in Ireland.  Persons who were previously employed under the public sector and who left/retired under the terms of certain incentivised schemes/severance agreements, with restrictions on re-employment in the public sector may not be eligible to apply.  Applicants who have previously worked in the public sector will be required to declare whether they have previously availed of a Public Service scheme of incentivised early retirement/redundancy.

DIAS is committed to building an inclusive community, distinguished by academic excellence, gender balance, and diversity. A copy of the DIAS Gender Equality and Inclusion Action Plan may be found here.

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