IT Infrastructure Specialist (Linux)

IT Compartment

    Scope of work:
  • The IT Infrastructure Specialist's activity consists in providing advanced engineering, operating, and subject matter expertise for the virtualized IT infrastructure of ELI-NP. The primary focus area consists of the hypervisor layer (CentOS/KVM) and of the associated components, services (incl. container providers: Docker) and/or applications, as well as of the data storage systems (directly and remotely attached). Furthermore, the IT Infrastructure Specialist will provide specialised support for the preparation and/or review of the technical documentation for IT equipment purchases within the ELI-NP Department
  • Main Responsabilities:
    Main Tasks:
    • Produce and operate complex, enterprise-level designs for the virtualization (Centos/KVM, Docker containers) and data storage platforms, and ensure their optimal, highly-available functioning
    • Install, configure, and maintain the virtualization infrastructure components and related third-party software utilities within the operational guidelines of the Institute
    • Install, configure, and maintain the data storage infrastructure components and related third-party software utilities within 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 domain 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, networking) 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 Linux certification (e.g. CompTIA+) or minimum 5 years in similar position it is a must
    • Experience working with Linux-based (CentOS) virtualization technologies and with containers (Docker).
    • In-depth knowledge of data storage technologies, solutions and design patterns
    • Experience in monitoring and automating the virtualization and data storage infrastructure
    • Solid networking knowledge, especially in relation to the virtualization and storage stacks
    • Experience with scripting and monitoring tools
    • Up-to-date knowledge of and practical experience with industry best practices or standards, both IT- and security-oriented (topics such as backup & replication, hardening, etc.)
    • Solid general understanding of enterprise-level IT systems and of the associated operational and security requirements
    • 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