Coordinator and Architect for IT and Controls Systems

Swiss Light Source 2.0

Your tasks

  • Design and implementation of an end to end IT infrastructure and software architecture for SLS 2.0 covering both the machine and beamlines
  • Leading Controls and IT sub project for SLS 2.0, including budget responsibility
  • Management of a rolling forecast to define requirements concerning data management and processing along a complex experiment chain
  • Development and assessment of services and architectures for control systems, data management and processing as well as network based developments on technical and economic requirements
  • Linking PSI controls, data management and processing activities with similar national/international projects
  • Engage in the development, consolidation and optimization of IT infrastructure and software architectures for similar facilities at PSI

Your profile

  • PhD degree or equivalent professional experience in science, physics, electronics or in a similar domain
  • Experience of the requirements of high throughput and high volume experiment data management in a science environment (e.g. synchrotron, FEL etc.)
  • Excellent methodological and practical skills in design, evaluation and implementation of complex Control and IT service and infrastructure architectures
  • Capability to coordinate subject matter experts from different areas (Controls, Science IT, Beamline Scientists, Network Specialists, IT Security, etc.)

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

The salary offer will be commensurate with the depth and breadth of your experience.

The employment contract will (initially) be limited until the end of 2025. This is a fixed-term position though a permanent contract will be considered for an outstanding candidate.

For further information please contact Dr Alun Ashton, email

Please submit your application online by 30 April 2020 for the position as a Coordinator and Architect for IT and Controls Systems (index no. 9551-01).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Sabine Mier, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland