Systems Engineer

EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Systems Engineer

EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Heidelberg, Germany

Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: IT Services
Job number: HD01830
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Senior Technical Officer (gr. 6-8)
Closing date: 17 November 2020

About the team/job

IT Services operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and at the laboratory's sites in Barcelona and Rome. Within IT Services, the IT Operations team is responsible for managing and developing the provision of large-scale IT services from our high-performance data centres to support EMBL's science. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Systems Engineer to join the team.

Your role

will include the following responsibilities:

  • to manage and develop:
    • EMBL's private cloud infrastructure, based on OpenStack and Kubernetes;
    • our automated systems, services deployment and configuration tools;
    • our identity and access management systems;
    • our IT services health monitoring.
  • to provide an excellent support to our users, efficiently tracked and assuring highest quality of service and user satisfaction;
  • to continuously improve our provision of IT services and the support processes by jointly analysing IT requirements together with the EMBL user community and your team.

You have

  • a degree in Computer Science or a related technical field;
  • experience with the cloud, both public (AWS) and on-premise (OpenStack, Kubernetes);
  • familiarity with DevOps concepts (GIT, CI/CD);
  • experience with configuration management and deployment tools (e.g. Puppet, Ansible, Terraform);
  • knowledge of Linux system administration and corporate software management;
  • advanced scripting skills in Perl, Python, Shell or others;
  • understanding of standard protocols such as LDAP, SSO, IMAP, SMTP to debug related services.

You might also have

  • familiarity with federated authentication infrastructures and implementations;
  • experience with data centre virtualisation (VMware/KVM);
  • basic IT Security knowledge;
  • German language skills as a plus.

Why join us

  • we offer you the opportunity to work with the latest technology and the exposure to a fast-growing big data environment, operating over 300 petabytes of science data and high-end computing across several centres including the administrative IT to support science at EMBL;
  • certified training and continued development of your professional and personal skills;
  • benefits linked to technological exchange and meeting IT teams across EMBL sites;
  • competitive salary and a comprehensive pension scheme; medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial sponsorship for relocation and installation for you and your family;
  • flexible and friendly, international working environment fostering creativity;
  • we are an inclusive, equal opportunity employer strongly committed to achieving gender balance;
  • to be part of one of the world's highest ranked scientific research organizations and to commit to this joint effort to better understand the principles of life.

What else you need to know

We are Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with 1700 employees from many nations operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (DE, headquarters), Barcelona (ES), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Hamburg (DE), Grenoble (FR) and Rome (IT).

The working language of the institute is English.

If you feel you have the right skills and experience, please apply online at www.embl.org/jobs!

Discover more on working with EMBL IT Services at embl.de/itservices.

Don't forget to mention EuroEngineerJobs when applying.

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