Network Specialist

IT Compartment

    Scope of work:
  • 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
  • Main Responsabilities:
    Main Tasks:
    • 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
    Professional background:
    • 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