Computing Technical Engineer


  • Switzerland
  • ┬úCompetitive
  • Contract

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Job ref: IT-ST-FDO-2019-18


The selected candidate will join the operation and support activities of the Filesystems and Data Operations (FDO) section of the ST Group.

As a Computing Technical Engineer, you will:

  • Install and operate the storage services for the CERN laboratory and experiments.
  • Support the CERN storage services (user support and incident response) including the participation of on-call duties.
  • Maintain/improve system documentation (procedures; regular reports; incident analysis; user documentation) together with other members of the FDO section.
  • Contribute to the evolution of the CERN storage services (service evolution, service or data migration).


The candidate should have demonstrated practical experience in at least some of the following areas:

  • Linux and Windows operating system administration.
  • In-depth practical experience in scripting languages, such as Python.
  • Experience with testing and troubleshooting distributed systems.

The following additional experience would be an asset:

  • Disk hardware technologies (SAS/SATA HD, SSD); global filesystems or object stores; external storage networking.
  • Linux cluster management, automation and monitoring tools.
  • Database technologies (SQL).

Technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of system configuration tools.
  • Knowledge and deployment of computing hardware.
  • Installation, operation and maintenance (preventive and corrective) of computing systems.
  • Operation and maintenance (preventive and corrective) of storage systems.


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