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Placement - Computing Cloud Services Technician 15h per week

Gain professional experience – Build your knowledge and confidence in the real world of work - Doing a work placement is a fantastic way to learn about the professional world. It will build your confidence and look great on your CV. Employers look for it, so it will give you the edge when it’s time to start your career and it can lead to job offers in the future.  

This micro-placement is available to 2nd or 3rd year students who may not have had relevant work experience related to their studies.  

The placement will be based within Solent University for the equivalent of 2 days (15 hours) a week (7.5 hours per day) for up to 10 weeks.    

You will need to register with Campus Jobs if you are successful at the interview.  

Students may wish to use this placement towards a placement requirement of their course or outside of their course.  

I’m interested, can and how do I apply?  

The placement is only available to Solent undergraduates who meet the following criteria:  

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree at Solent University  
  • Studying towards their 2nd or 3rd year 
  • Have not taken part in the Micro –placement scheme June – July 2018   
  • Have no work experience in a professional office environment  related to their studies    
  • Students holding a visa will need to check their Biometrics Residence Card (BRP) for work conditions  

If you are unsure if you meet the criteria above, please e-mail campus.jobs@solent.ac.uk .  

To apply please complete the attached application form and attach it after you click the ‘Apply’ button of this advert.  Applicants who don’t complete the application form will not be considered for this post. You may apply for up to three roles part of this placement scheme. If you apply for more than three roles, we will only consider you application for the first three roles you have applied.  

Responsibilities  

  • To investigate the configuration of new servers for the Computing subject group in the computer laboratories - to be configured to provide a private cloud service for students within the laboratory
  • The cloud service will host virtual machines and act as a repository for systems required for various scenarios within the laboratories
  • You would be responsible for investigating and configuring the optimal solution which could involve a proprietary solution such as VMware hypervisor or an Open Source solution such as OpenStack
  • To investigate and configure Virtual machines for various teaching scenarios within the laboratories, which may involve, VMware, Virtualbox or Hyper-V and Docker
  • To configure a repository, such as GitBucket or similar solution, for hosting resources accessible to students within the laboratories, along with a proxy server which may employ nginx
  • To investigate methods of configuration management and automation of the networking laboratories, for example using software such as Ansible or bespoke systems and deployment of images within the laboratory using software such as Ghost
  • To investigate the feasibility of using Software Defined Networking to distribute resources effectively within the laboratories

About you  

  • Studying towards a degree in Computer Networking or Computing programme
  • Knowledge in Computer Networks 
  • Knowledge in Linux and/or PowerShell Scripting or programming 
  • Knowledge in Configuring computer networks 
  • Knowledge in configuring server and network operating systems – Windows and Linux 
  • Willingness to work on a self managed project or system 
  • Ability to engage in directed and independent learning, 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Good research skills
  • Good practical configuration skills
  • Ability to take on an unknown system, research it and configure it successfully

Timings of the scheme

Please apply by midnight of Sunday 18 November. Interviews will take place between 28 November and 7 December.

You will need to be available to attend an onboarding (induction) for this placement on Wednesday 9 January, 2018, which will take place at Solent University.

Solent Futures can support you

Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your application is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email solent.futures@solent.ac.uk for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your application checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview.    
 

Location: Southampton

Salary: £8.25 per hour

Posted: 09/11/2018

Closes: 18/11/2018

Contract Type: Work Placement, 0-3 months, Jobs on campus

Hours: Part Time, Flexible

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Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

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