Systems Administrator student placement (12 months) at PROWLER
Cambridge, GB

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team at the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

The Systems Administrator student placement is a one-year programme designed for undergraduate students and would be ideal as a year in industry as part of your degree course.

As part of this placement, you will get an opportunity to work hands-on in a start-up environment and be supported in developing key technical skills that will enable you to grow in your future career. 

 What will the placement involve?

 Core responsibilities:

  • Responding to internal support tickets made by colleagues
  • Supporting desktop operating systems (mostly Linux, Mac OS, some Windows)
  • Building new PCs
  • Installing software
  • Password resets
  • Troubleshooting IT and printing issues


  • Automation (ansible, scripting etc)
  • Tool/hardware evaluation
  • Network Administration (Cisco)


What skills, experience and qualifications do you need to succeed in this placement?

  • Academic studies that include coding
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for IT disciplines including Linux, for example:
    • Home server
    • Using Linux where Windows would have been simpler
    • Coder in a GitHub repository
    • Building your own PC or Drone
    • Home automation project
    • Robotics (Lego Mindstorms etc)
    • IPv6 networking
    • Adhoc technical support (paid or unpaid)
    • Stack Exchange profile

To be successful in this role you should be able to explain technical solutions to non-technical (or different technical) audiences and enjoy helping others with their IT problems. You will be a team player who works collaboratively and you'll have an inquisitive mindset. Problem solving will be something that motivates you and you'll enjoy communicating with a diverse network of people.


We believe AI is valuable only when it enables better decisions. We want to ensure that business is powered by people; empowered by AI. That is why VUKU®, our AI decision engine for enterprise, is designed to make good decisions in dynamic environments.

We have built a world-class, cross-disciplinary team of researchers, engineers and product managers in Cambridge, UK, the global centre of AI excellence, combining branches of mathematics and engineering in ways that have never been done before. This integrated approach - and our industry-leading research credentials - gives us a unique competitive advantage.

We take pride in the diversity of our employees, valuing the special experience and expertise that people from different backgrounds bring to our business. Our team of over 100 talented people from all over the globe consists of almost 30 different nationalities and we are growing. We are collaborative, innovative, ambitious, optimistic and curious.


A healthy start-up culture with a host of benefits, including regular team lunches, free gym membership, Botanic Gardens pass, games nights, and other social events.

When applying for this role, please include a cover letter telling us about yourself, why you are interested in this placement and why you think you are a good fit for it. Think about how your studies and any work experience, or home projects support your application.

Closing date 31st May 2019.

Start date - flexible Summer 2019.