Linux Engineer / System Engineer

Science IT Infrastructure and Services / Core Linux Research Services

Your tasks

You will work in an interdisciplinary, multinational research environment and collaborate with your team members as well as the users of your infrastructure. Part of your responsibilities will be:

  • Contribute to the Linux Core team at PSI, supporting Linux on critical IT experimental infrastructure (thousand of clients)
  • Development and operation of the central Linux installation, software distribution and monitoring infrastructure
  • Participate in the definition of the Linux infrastructure architecture
  • Definition, packaging, test and support of the fundamental software stack required to operate PSI large scale research facilities
  • Deployment and support of the Remote Access solution for Linux systems required by our scientists to perform experiments
  • Perform 2nd level support for the Linux infrastructure
  • Manage an up-to-date documentation and transfer knowledge to the 1st level support

Your profile

  • Degree in computer science or equivalent practical experience
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux administration and architecture
  • Experience in system engineering as well as building up and maintaining rock solid and high performance IT infrastructure
  • Experience in the automated management of heterogeneous systems via e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • Scripting skills in Bash and/or Python
  • Experience in handling VMs with VMware/vCenter is a plus
  • Knowledge with Linux containers/Docker as well as monitoring/profiling is a plus
  • Good written and spoken German or willingness to learn it

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.

For further information, please contact Mikela Szolansky of prime21, phone +41 44 245 44 58 or e-mail

We look forward to receiving your online application for the position as a Linux Engineer / System Engineer with the index no. 7906-00. Please send your complete application documents to:

Prime21 AG
Recruitment Consultant
Mikela Szolansky
Löwenstrasse 1
8001 Zürich, Schweiz

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