The Network Specialist's activity consists in providing advanced engineering, operating, and subject matter expertise for the overarching networking infrastructure of ELI-NP. The primary focus areas entail the core wired/wireless network components and their operation, as well as security-related elements (firewall, NAC, etc.) and/or applications. Furthermore, the Network Specialist will provide specialised support for the preparation and/or review of the technical documentation for IT equipment purchases within the ELI-NP IT Compartment
Produce and operate enterprise-level network designs
Install, configure and maintain the active network elements (switches, firewalls, wireless access points and controllers, etc.), and auxiliary network-related software/hardware elements according to the operational guidelines of the Institute
Root Cause Analysis and Problem Management for the services related to the aforementioned items
Serve as an escalation point for complex internal support and troubleshooting cases
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all underlying resources, systems and key processes, periodically reviewing system and application logs
Create and maintain system documentation for networking technologies, including installation, configuration, and appropriate troubleshooting steps
Provide knowledge transfer to colleagues as required
Effectively collaborate with cross-departmental teams and provide SME guidance/feedback
Be involved in providing advanced technical support for the infrastructure services (compute, storage, etc.) offered by the ELI-NP IT Compartment
Higher education graduate, preferably with a Computers/Electronics/Informatics/Cybernetics diploma. If the diploma is in other field than the ones mentioned above, a CISCO certification (e.g. CCNA) or minimum 5 years in similar position it is a must
Experience working with switching, routing, firewalling, remote (VPN) and wireless network access technologies and design patterns
Solid network architecture knowledge and a thorough understanding of the network design implications for other IT infrastructure elements (virtualization, storage)
Entry-level vendor certifications (CCNA level or equivalent) that apply to the aforementioned technologies and/or products (preferably CISCO and Fortinet, or from other major vendors). Higher level (CCNP or equivalent) certifications are considered a plus
Security-related certifications are considered a plus
Up-to-date knowledge of and practical experience with industry best practices, both networking- and cybersecurity-oriented
Experience in interacting with vendors and solutions/technology providers
Good interpersonal skills, a strong team spirit and a result-oriented attitude, as well as a capability to
deliver when working under tight deadlines
Ability to establish new standards for quality, performance or productivity
Fluent in English
Working arrangements/Conditions of employment:
Full time position, based in Bucharest - Magurele, Romania .
Included: private medical coverage, paid annual leave.
Motivating salary, at European level, based on qualifications and experience.
The candidate should be available to travel abroad for scientific collaboration at various research infrastructures,
for part of their time.
The applications shall be accompanied by the documents requested in the Rules of Selection for this position.
The applications shall be sent to the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org