Computing Infrastructure Engineer

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£80223.12-114553.32 per annum
30 Mar 2017
27 Apr 2017
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
Contract Type
Full Time
Computing Infrastructure Engineer in the Beams Department (BE), Controls Group (CO), Infrastructure Section (IN).


As a computing infrastructure engineer in the BE-CO-IN Section, you will participate in the engineering processes involved in the operation and evolution of the CERN accelerator computing infrastructure.

Your main activities will consist of:

  • Participate in the specification, design and implementation of a new CERN accelerator computing infrastructure monitoring system based on state-of-the-art software technologies.
  • Join the system administration team of the CERN accelerator computing infrastructure. The mandate of this team covers the following domains:

  • Integration and monitoring of all systems connected to the accelerator control system (consoles, servers, real-time embedded platforms, network agents, etc.);
  • Installation, configuration and support of the control system computing platform for development and accelerator operation, based upon the Linux operating system;
  • Operation of central control system computing servers;
  • Computer and network security;
  • Deployment and management of virtualized hosts;
  • User support.

  • Qualification required

    Master's degree in the field of Information technologies, or equivalent.

    Experience and competencies

    The experience required for this post is:

  • Proven experience in the operation of large scale distributed computing infrastructures, in particular:

  • High-performance and high-availability commercial server platforms;
  • Embedded platforms used for real-time computing (VMEbus, cPCI, PCI, PCIe, PXI);
  • Diagnostic and monitoring solutions for the above-mentioned platforms running the Linux operating system.

  • Proven experience in the integration of computing infrastructure monitoring solutions such as Icinga, Nagios and Prometheus.
  • Experience with the management of a medium to large-scale computing infrastructure with the Linux operating system, using a configuration management tool such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or similar and a version control system such as Git or Subversion.

  • The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Configuration and use of control specific protocols.
  • Installation, maintenance and operation of control systems.
  • Management and configuration of large control system and distributed systems.
  • Programming/software development: JAVA, C++ and Python.

  • The language competencies required are:

  • Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts.
  • Ability to draw-up technical specifications and scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.

  • Eligibility conditions

    Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.

    This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 02.05.2017.

    By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

    Note on Employment Conditions

    We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

    These functions require:

  • Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and public holidays.
  • Work in radiation areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

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