Science IT is a central unit at the University of Zurich that provides and supports IT infrastructure and services for researchers. We offer access to systems that are tailored to the needs of research as well as provide support and consulting services to allow researchers to optimally make use of the IT resources and applications.
Central IT - Science IT (S3IT)
System Engineer / System Administrator for Science IT (m/f/x)
As part of a team of Science IT experts, you will be responsible for the administration and enhancement of all the centralized Scientific IT infrastructure at the University of Zurich.
Your responsibilities will include
- administration and monitoring of the private cloud infrastructure and the provided services
- contribute to a continuous optimization of the existing installation
- work on the development and deployment of new systems and services to support research
- assist researchers with their technical challenges on a regular basis
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.
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 (ansible, cfengine, 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, fastpaced 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
Start of employment
Employment start date to be mutually agreed.