DevOps Engineer (Research and Development Specialist)
Université du Luxembourg
Alphonse Weicker, Luxembourg
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Your Role

For our research activities and projects within LCSB, we are looking for a scientific DevOps engineer to support our research IT infrastructures, including our virtual private clouds based on OpenStack and oVirt.

In addition, the hired candidate will help with the development and setup of new state of the art solutions. The candidate will need to research, design, and implement innovative IT solutions to enable our data integration and analytics platforms.

  • Actively engage in research activities, new approaches and IT solutions in the Bioinformatics Core / LCSB.
  • Research existing technologies and contribute to technology, benchmarks, selection and methodologies to apply to new and ongoing research projects.
  • Conceptually design innovative IT solutions within research projects.
  • Contribute to publications and scientific reports
  • Take care of software development activities.
  • Become a key actor of continuous improvement and innovation within the group.
  • Provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, upgrade and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure in and for biomedical, translational, and clinical research.
  • Monitor performance, analyse and troubleshoot issues and outages / incidents.
  • Assist with system backup / recovery services, system administration processes, firewalls, networks, storage.
  • Maintain and monitor support information in ticketing systems and related tools.
  • Work closely with other team members aiming for a high level of quality and user satisfaction.
  • Write and maintain documentation for technical procedures.
  • Assist in the procurement of in-house services via external vendors, if / when so desired.
  • Your Profile

  • Master-Diploma (University or Master equivalent Diploma) in computer science, engineering or in another field
  • Proven experience as DevOps engineer or system administrator
  • An interest in state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Autonomous, dynamic, and curious.
  • Proven experience with Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu), and Linux scripting (shell / bash).
  • Good programming experience in Python.
  • Good knowledge of modern web development technologies (OIDC, SAML, React, Vue.js, Django, etc...).
  • Knowledge of RDBMS (PostgreSQL / MySQL).
  • Experience with any of the following will be considered an asset : Puppet, Ansible, git, oVirt / RHEV, OpenStack, Docker, Kubernetes, Windows, RedHat IdM, LDAP / AD, Icinga / Nagios, NFS / Samba.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs and to work within an interdisciplinary setting, communicating with other internal / external partners.

    We offer

  • A fully funded DevOps Engineer (Research & Development specialist) position with a competitive salary
  • Participate in the building of state-of-the-art IT infrastructure to enable precision medicine.
  • An opportunity to join the fast-growing Bioinformatics Core Facility group headed by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider at LCSB.
  • An exciting international environment.
  • In Short

  • Contract Type : Contrat à durée déterminée 24 Mois
  • Work Hours : Temps plein 40.0 Heures par Semaine
  • Location : Belval
  • Job Reference : UOL03695
  • Further Information

    Online applications should be addressed to :

    Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schneider

    Head of the Bioinformatics core facility and head of the ELIXIR Luxembourg node

    Applications (in English) should contain the following documents :

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • List of infrastructure / software projects and / or publications
  • Description of past experience and future interests
  • Name and addresses of three referees
  • Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.

    Applications by email will not be considered.

    The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

    Here’s what awaits you at the University

  • Multilingual and international character . Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries.
  • Member of the University of the Greater Region (UniGR).

  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. WiFi on campus. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market.
  • A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.

  • A partner for society and industry . Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs
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  • Further information

    For further information, please contact :

    Dr Christophe Trefois (christophe.trefois

    Team leader R3 infrastructure and deputy technical coordinator of the ELIXIR Luxembourg node.

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