You will join:
- The Communication Systems (CS) Group, responsible for all aspects of network and telecommunication provision at CERN. We support a campus network (fixed and Wi-Fi) with over 60,000 active devices, a 19.2 Tb/s non-blocking switching fabric for a data centre with over 10,000 servers, 4,000 of which have 10Gb/s interfaces, and external connections including three trans-border 100 Gb/s circuits.
- The Communication Engineering (CE) Section, responsible for designing, building and managing the Network infrastructure that supports the computing facilities and services of the laboratory as well as transferring the colossal volumes of LHC data to and from the data centre. The CE section is also responsible for critical network services such as DNS, DHCP and NTP.
More information on the IT Department is available at: http://cern.ch/it-dep/
As a Network Engineer in a small team of highly qualified colleagues, you will:
- Participate in the operation and management of the campus network, the Data Centre network and our long distance, high speed interconnections;
- Contribute to the evaluation and deployment of new network services; and
- Develop and maintain software tools and administrative procedures.
Master's degree in the field of Computer Science or Telecommunications, or equivalent.
Experience and competencies
The experience required for this post is:
- Demonstrated experience in network design, deployment, management, monitoring and operations, including knowledge and practical experience of:
- Ethernet protocols, IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols, UDP and TCP protocols,
- optical high speed network technologies,
- network security, and
- dealing with network device manufacturers and their support teams.
- Demonstrated experience of Linux system administration with knowledge of Bash and Perl or Python programming.
- Knowledge of Wi-Fi technologies would be an advantage.
The technical competencies required for this post are:
- Network support: in a large, multi-vendor network infrastructure and with experience with SNMP and monitoring tools such as Nagios or Spectrum.
- Network control and operation: knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals and routing protocols (OSPF, BGP) and preferably other protocols such as IPV6, MPLS and SNMP.
- Systems installation/decommissioning: installation and commissioning of network equipment (switches, routers, wireless access points, firewalls).
- Programming/software development: notably with scripting languages such as PERL or Python.
- System software administration: Linux/Unix systems installation and administration with good knowledge of Linux network related tools such as iptables or tcpdump.
The language competencies required are:
- Spoken and written English with the ability to draw-up technical documentations and specifications and to make oral presentations.
- Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.
Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 14.03.2017.
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Note on Employment Conditions
We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.
These functions require:
- Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
- Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.