Wintering IT Engineer - Antarctica

Recruiter
British Antarctic Survey
Location
Cambridge
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Description

The British Antarctic Survey is seeking s Wintering IT Engineer to provide operational and technical support for the IT systems in the Antarctic, ensuring communications are maintained between the Antarctic bases, ships, field parties, aircraft and BAS Cambridge.
The role will be based in Antarctica at either our Rothera or Halley station. The key responsibilities for this position include operation, maintenance and delivery of Antarctic base IT, upkeep of email communication and supporting science initiatives.

Purpose

To provide operational and technical support for the IT systems in the Antarctic, ensuring communications are maintained between the Antarctic bases, ships, field parties, aircraft and BAS Cambridge.

Qualification

BTEC L3 (tech discipline).
A-level (with technical bias).
Or Equivalent

Duties

- Operation, maintenance and delivery of Antarctic base IT services such as hardware, software and computer networks. This includes VSAT and Iridium satellite equipment, LANs, WANs, servers, desktops, laptops and the VoIP telephone system.
- IT Installation/deployments as required.
- Support of science initiatives. Liaise with peers in BAS or external oganisations.
- Monitor systems, analyse results and take part in weekly update of information with line management.
- Upkeep of the communication messaging system (email).
- Ensure the implementation of existing policies and continued documentation of process and procedures for guaranteeing availability and security of BAS IT systems.
- To undertake other duties as requested by the Director of BAS.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website.

Please quote reference: BAS 17/18

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 1st April 2018
Interviews are scheduled to be held on:1st May 2018
Proposed start date: July 2018

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job role.

From April 2018, the British Antarctic Survey, a component part of the Natural Environment Research Council, will be part of UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation organisation in the world. From April 2018, you will be employed by UK Research and Innovation.

You will need to be physically capable and medically fit to work in Antarctic conditions.


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