Vacancy: Technical Officer (Linux & Robotics) at MMU

By 10th May 2023 Jobs

Technical Officer (Linux & Robotics)

Location:  Manchester All Saints Campus

Faculty: Academic Services

Salary:  Grade 6 (£28,929 to £32,411)

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  28 May 2023

Reference:  6312


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Digital Technology team within Technical Services at Manchester Metropolitan University as a Linux & Robotic Systems Technician. 

This post offers the opportunity to be part of our vibrant technical community and developing services to meet future needs of an ambitious university.  Our diverse team of technicians ensure that the University functions efficiently and delivers the levels of student experience both our undergraduates and postgraduates deserve and expect of us. Working in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios and supporting specialist hardware and software, our technical professionals play a key role supporting, guiding and advising students and academics across the university from sciences, art, design and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy. 

We are a forward-looking service, committed to a strong culture of continuous improvement and we are passionate about providing the best customer service to our staff and students.   

The Role:  

Working in the Digital Technology team you will support teaching and funded research, alongside commercial activities. You will be responsible for assisting students and research staff with activities that use the Linux operating system, Robotic systems and software and UAVs and their associated specialist software applications. As part of the Linux team you will provision support across the faculty and university. Duties will include developing partnerships with external agencies and engaging in collaborative projects. To develop and implement ideas to enhance service delivery in support of teaching and research that use the Linux OS platform, Robotic systems and potentially UAVs and associated software. Administration, maintenance and health & safety will also feature in this role.    

About You:  

As a Linux & Robotic systems technician, the successful candidate will be expected to have substantial experience with the Linux operating system. You should have proficiency in ROS, Python or C++. An understanding of UAV systems and operation, and a CAA GVC flying qualification or equivalent would be advantageous. You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your own initiative. You will be expected to participate in external networks and user groups, attending relevant events to keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques and share information with colleagues.  Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also play an important part in being successful in this post.    

If you are enthusiastic about Linux and the exciting world of Robotic systems, software and are flexible and committed to providing a high level of customer service, we would love to hear from you. 

Please submit a covering letter (no more than one-page A4) and a CV (no more than two pages A4), addressing how you meet the essential criteria of the post via our online portal.   

If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact Paul Aldcroft, Technical Manager, 

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.