System Engineer / System Administrator for Science IT (m/f/x) 60 -100 %

Zürich
07 mai | Poste à res­pon­sa­bil­i­tés | 60 – 100%

System Engineer / System Administrator for Science IT (m/f/x) 60 -100 %

Central IT

System Engineer / System Administrator for Science IT (m/f/x)
60-100 %

Service and Support for Science IT (S3IT) is a central unit at the University of Zurich that provides and supports IT infrastructure and services for researchers. We offer access to hardware that is tailored to the needs of research as well as providing consulting services to allow our customers to optimally make use of the tools and resources available to them.

Your responsibilities

As part of a team of Science IT experts you will be responsible for the administration and enhancement of all of the centralized Scientific IT infrastructure at the University of Zurich. This includes an OpenStack cloud deployment, a CEPH storage system with multiple petabytes of storage, as well as GPU computing resources. Your daily tasks will include the administration, monitoring, tuning and operation of hundreds of Linux servers. You will also be responsible for the engineering and deployment of new systems and services to support research as well as working with researchers on a regular basis to assist them with their technical challenges. You will have the opportunity to learn or expand your knowledge in technologies such as cloud computing, parallel and distributed file systems (like CEPH), batch queue systems, advanced networking as well as Python programming.

Your profile

You have a strong background in Linux systems administration as well as an understanding of Ethernet networking and TCP/IP. You are comfortable automating repetitive tasks using Bash or other scripting languages or tools. You have used version control systems such as git to organize and track changes to your work. You use tools to automate system configuration (cfengine, ansible, puppet, etc.). You can quickly identify potential problems and have the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot. You can communicate effectively in both written and spoken English, enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment, and are eager to assist researchers with their technical challenges.

What we offer

We offer an international work environment with friendly colleagues in direct contact with many of the University research groups. You will have the chance to be an integral part of a growing research IT unit. Compensation is commensurate with experience and is in accordance with the high living standards of Zurich. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer.

Place of work

Zurich

Start of employment

Employment start date to be mutually agreed.