Computing Engineer for Data Processing Devops at CERN

Expires in 7 days

Description de l'entreprise

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on

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Description du poste

Do you want to contribute to the acquisition, processing and analysis of the collision data of a big LHC experiment? Take part!

You are a scientist/engineer interested to join a diverse team of professionals working for the Compact Muon Solid (CMS) experiment and have a role in the scientific results produced by it.
The devops team you'll join monitors the health of the distributed computing infrastructure and central computing services of the CMS experiment. You will be part of the Offline Software and Computing project, as a member of the Processing and Reprocessing group.

You will:
  • Operate, maintain, and enhance the testing infrastructure that probes the readiness of sites in a quantitative way
  • Communicate via ticketing systems/emails with CMS sites are in various time zones
  • Help optimize resource usage, and debug site issues
  • Be trained in all aspects of the distributed computing infrastructure of CMS and the technical details of grid computing
  • Perform time critical tasks/services and take over mission critical monitoring responsibilities
  • Contribute to the development efforts of the computing monitoring infrastructure

There are ample opportunities for showing creativity and initiative.


Eligibility criteria:
  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a Master's degree and between 2 and 6 years' experience or PhD with up to 3 years of relevant experience in software engineering, physics or other related field;
  • You should have a working knowledge of English or French.

Skills and/or knowledge:
  • Linux and shells;
  • Python and bash scripting;
  • Batch systems and mass storage systems is a plus;
  • GRID infrastructure and GRID technologies is a plus;
  • User support or communication with large groups of internationally distributed colleagues is a plus.

Additional Information

What we offer:
  • An employment contract of in principle 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months;
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6050 and 6650 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract;
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.

How to Apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:
  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;
  • We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.

The earliest expected start date for selected candidatesis May 2023.

Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 23 January 2023 at midnight (12.00 AM CEST).