System Administrator


  • Switzerland
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  • Contract

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Job ref: EP-LBC-2019-8-LD

The LHCb experiment at CERN will host most of its readout electronics and all its IT infrastructure in a brand-new data-centre, which will be at the core of LHCb's data acquisition and control systems. This facility will operate 24/7 to serve the needs of one of the largest, most active scientific collaborations in the world.


As a system administrator, you will join a small dynamic team of system administrators and engineers. You will take an important part in the installation and commissioning of LHCb's computing hardware in a new 3.5 MW data-centre. Main activities will include:

  • Apply and develop procedures for maintenance of equipment;
  • Contribute to hardware procurement, order suitable equipment, participate in the drafting of specifications and in tendering processes;
  • Implement and configure computing hardware, software;
  • Monitor system performance and carry out diagnostics;
  • Troubleshoot operating-system and hardware issues in collaboration with vendors and with service managers;
  • Support, maintain and enhance computing hardware and software:

- Provide support (typically 2nd and 3rd-line, sometimes 1st-line expert support).

- Document installations and call-outs, and draft operational procedures.

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