Job opportunity: Systems Administrator

The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and versatile Systems Administrator to join our team in a new part-time role.

This is an opportunity for the right candidate to develop new skills, contribute to open source software projects and work with some of the leading minds in digital preservation.

Hours:​ Part-time (24 hours per week)
Salary: £21,000 – 24,000 depending on skills and experience
Contract type:​ Fixed term for 12 months, with potential to extend
Reports to:​ Technical Lead
Location:​ Leeds / remote (with occasional travel nationally and within Europe)

The System Administrator’s role is to:

  • manage OPF’s online servers and services, e.g. OPF website and the OPF’s Jenkins server;
  • oversee the testing, packaging and release of the OPF reference toolset including veraPDF, JHOVE and FIDO;
  • help to streamline and develop OPF’s automated infrastructure administration and continuous delivery processes; and
  • produce and maintain accurate and concise documentation for systems and processes.

Job description

Download the Systems Administrator job description

How to apply

Please email your CV and letter of application (max. 2 pages) to Becky McGuinness (becky [at] openpreservation [dot] org) explaining why you are applying for the role and how you meet the required skills and experience in the job description. We welcome links to your open source contributions (e.g. GitHub) where appropriate.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK or EU.

We aim to confirm receipt of all applications within 2 working days. Due to the high volume of applications we expect to receive, feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview.

Closing date

Friday 4 June 2021 at 10:00 CEST

Interview dates

First interviews will take place via video conference on w/c 14 June 2021

If you have any enquiries about the post, please contact becky [at] openpreservation [dot] org.

No agencies please.



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