Group Leader: Core Linux Research Services

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:
  • Coordinate the newly established Core Linux Research Services team at PSI (2-4 people)
  • Support Linux on critical IT experimental infrastructure composed of thousands of clients
  • Facilitate a high-performance team environment and employee engagement
  • Define of the Linux infrastructure architecture and participate in the definition of a PSI Linux strategy
  • Gather requirements from colleagues and stakeholders, ensuring a cross-departmental collaboration
  • Development and operation of the central Linux installation, software distribution and monitoring infrastructure
  • 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

Your profile

  • MSc degree in computer science or equivalent practical experience
  • At least two years experience in managing small-medium teams of experts
  • In-depth 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
  • Multiple years of experience in the automated management of heterogeneous systems via e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • Strong scripting skills in Bash and Python
  • Experience in handling VMs with VMware/Vcenter
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Experience in network programming and in managing enterprise class Intel servers
  • In-depth experience with containers/Docker and with monitoring and profiling
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or derivatives
  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite, Ansible Tower or equivalent
  • 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 Group Leader: Core Linux Research Services with the index no. 7906-01. Please send your complete application documents to:

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

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