System Engineer (RCS-SIS-OA-2018-49-LD)

£6585.55 - £7902.50 per month
28 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
CERN European
Job Type

As a System Engineer you will more specifically:

  • Manage project-wide requirements in collaboration with the product manager and other senior engineers, articulating technical solutions, and setting priorities.
  • Take responsibility for the continuous delivery of the service: from continuous integration, to automatic deployment on staging environment, to deployment in production.
  • Maintain the service by monitoring and measuring availability and performance.
  • Lead and coach junior software engineers to deliver and integrate specific INSPIRE components.

Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of: information technologies or a related field.


  • Solid engineering experience in Python.
  • Deep understanding of the Linux internals, including Kernel, Memory, Process, Threads Track-record monitoring system's health, performance and log aggregation.
  • Experience in one of the following configuration management systems: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Salt.
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure such as: OpenStack, Kubernetes or OpenShift.
  • Demonstrated ability operating and maintaining web applications with technologies like: HAproxy, nginx, RabbitMQ and PostgreSQL.

The following are considered as an asset/not mandatory:

  • Experience of Python web frameworks such as: Flask or Django.
  • Familiarity with complex (open source) projects and an Agile development approach.
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of a medium web application (e.g. efficient algorithms, well-designed APIs, and security).

Technical competencies:

  • Knowledge and application of software life-cycle tools and procedures.
  • Knowledge of programming techniques and languages.
  • Development of application software.
  • Architecture and design of ICT systems.
  • Production Service Maintenance.
  • Design and selection of methods and tools.
  • Spoken and written English, with the ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports, and/or to make oral presentations.
  • Knowledge of French or the willingness to acquire it rapidly would be an advantage.

Eligibility, closing date and Employment Conditions:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States. (

Closing date 24.06.2018

Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.

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