End-to-End performance technical specialist

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Created: August 16, 2015


Location: Oxford
Salary: £35,256 + p.a
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 14th August 2015
Closes: 4th September 2015
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Jisc offers digital services and solutions for UK education and research. The charity does this to achieve its vision for the UK to be the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world.

Working together across the higher education, further education and skills sectors, Jisc provides trusted advice and support, reduces sector costs across shared network, digital content, IT services and procurement negotiations, ensuring the sector stays ahead of the game with research and development for the future.

We know what matters to people in education and research today and for the future, and we work with our customers to develop solutions to tackle those challenges.

Jisc is launching its Janet End-to-End Performance Initiative to support end user communities in making optimal use of the Janet IP network for running applications such as high bandwidth, real-time media and data streaming.

The primary purpose of the role is to provide technical expertise in support of the goals of the End-to-End Performance Initiative. You should possess, and will need to develop further through the project, an understanding of factors affecting the end-to-end performance of network applications, and of the tools and methods used to monitor and manage the operation of such applications.

We are looking for someone with specialist knowledge and understanding of computer operating systems, data networking protocols and computer network architectures. You should have excellent communication skills, and have the ability to write clear, well structured documentation.

This is an exciting opportunity to support Jisc’s goal of enabling users of Janet to make the most of the high-speed Janet research and education backbone, both nationally and internationally.

Benefits include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, employee assistance programme, generous contributory pension scheme (USS), Cycle to Work Scheme, season ticket loans and our childcare voucher scheme.

If you have the skills and experience we are seeking please visit our website for further details of the role and the application process. Please note applications can only be accepted using Jisc’s application form. (CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.) If you have any questions about the role please email recruitment@jisc.ac.uk or call 01235 822200.

No agencies please.

Jisc has offices in Bristol, London, Oxford, Manchester and Newcastle and this role is to be located in Oxford.  Jisc is a geographically distributed organisation and travel across the UK will be required.

Closing date for applications 12 noon on Friday 4 September 2015.

Appointment will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references.

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