Computer Officer, School of Computer Science, Univ. Birmingham, UK

Computer Officer, School of Computer Science, Univ. Birmingham, UK

Post by Aaron Slom » Sun, 16 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Applications invited for post: Computer Systems Officer

School of Computer Science

The University of Birmingham:

When applying please quote Reference number: S35399/00

No Word files by email please. See below.

Initial salary range: 18,594 - 19,146 a year (negotiable)
     (Range maximum 24,921,subject to performance)


Before applying or enquiring PLEASE READ the further particulars
available at:

Informal enquiries to the laboratory director:

    Professor Aaron Sloman
    School of Computer Science
    The University of Birmingham
    Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK

If you wish, you may send some documentation, or a report you have
written, to Professor Sloman.

(Please do NOT send these to Personnel Services, address below.)

If you send documents by email please do NOT send Word files.
Use a platform-independent format, such as
    plain text (max80 columns), Html, Postscript, PDF or Latex.

APPLICATION FORMS are available from the University web site

and are returnable to:

    The Director of Personnel Services
    The University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT

    Recruitment office fax: +44 121 414 4802,
    Telephone: +44 121 414 6486,

Closing date: 20th April 2000 (late applications may be considered).

If you apply for this position, please indicate where you saw the

The School and the Job:
The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is a
thriving centre for teaching and research in Computer Science and
Artificial Intelligence, using a network of unix workstations and
servers -- mainly Suns, with some Dec Alpha Unix workstations, and PCs
running linux -- along with PCs mainly using NT. There is also a
robotics laboratory.

The machines are used for teaching, research and administration, by
undergraduates, MSc students, PhD students, clerical staff, academic
staff and research staff.

There are many different kinds of users with different needs and
different kinds and levels of knowledge, and a wide variety of types
of software and programming languages in use.

The successful applicant will work closely with existing Computer
Officers, in a small team, managing a complex computer network,
involving several hundred computers and computing devices of various
kinds (including Unix or Linux workstations, PCs, local and networked
printers, file servers, compute servers, news server, mail server, web
server, NIS server, fire-wall, backup devices, CD-readers and writers,
forms readers, scanners, routers, hubs, robots, web-cameras, etc.), on a
network with a complex topology, which often changes as the School grows
and develops.

Applicants must be experienced programmers. The actual tasks allocated,
and the salary range, will depend on the experience and qualifications
of the candidate appointed.

We are looking for someone who is able (after a period of learning about
our system) to undertake complex tasks with a high level of

Aaron Sloman, ( )
Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK



1. Computer officer position in Hong Kong

A system position is available in the Department of Computing,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. If you are interested, please
send your cv/resume to the personnel office. I am only posting this
article for a friend. Thanks.


Computing Officer

The appointee will be required to (a) undertake systems
administration; (b) programme with an administrative language
(e.g. Tk, Perl, a shell); and install and configure
third-party software;  (c) supervise and train junior team
members; and (d) work and be on call for duty during odd hours
and holidays.

Candidates are expected to have (a) a recognised degree in
computer science or related discipline or equivalent
professional qualification; (b) several years of experience in
systems administration and maintenance; (c) practical and
solid administration experience in a UNIX, Sun or Netware
environment, with knowledge of Ethernet and TCP/IP and
maintenance experience of UNIX, PC and Mac computing
equipment, and Ethernet/FDDI LAN communications services;  (d)
good inter-personal and communication skills; and (e) ability
to write and recommend computing policies.

Salary and Conditions of Service

Computing Officer   :    HK$27,565 - HK$42,935 per month

For the above post, initial appointment will be made on a
fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract of three years.
Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  
Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental schemes,
children's local education allowance, and subsidized housing for
appointees where appropriate.


Application forms are obtainable from the Personnel Office,
Room AG 426, Core A, Chung Sze Yuen Building, The Hong Kong
Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon in person, or by
mail with self-addressed and stamped envelope, or by fax (2764
3374) [please give address and state the post applied for].
The closing date for application is Saturday, 3 February

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