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Computing Fellowship: Database application and reporting specialist

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Statistics
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date:

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Company Description

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 http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Database applications & reporting service team at CERN is providing front-end and back-end services supporting wide range of 3rd party applications and technologies.

You will be involved in design decisions, development, documentation, deployment, support and testing; there is plenty of scope to shape the role to match your strengths. We work as an agile team and encourage everyone to get involved in each component of our software stack.

Here are some of the technologies that we use:

  • Linux System administration
  • Databases:
    • PostgreSQL
    • MySQL
    • Oracle
  • Programming /  scripting languages:
    • Shell script
    • Python
    • SQL
  • Technology Concepts (knowledge of these is a big plus!):
    • Kerberos authentication
    • Single Sing-On
    • GitLab CI
  • Platforms:
    • Kubernetes
    • Openshift 
    • Puppet

Qualifications

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Development or other related field;
  • You have no more than 4 years’ experience after completing your highest diploma.

Essential skills and experience:

  • You always consider the security implications in your work;
  • You see value in clear documentation and you are patient when explaining;
  • You enjoy learning and tackling new challenges;
  • You are willing to participate in all service activities, including software development, system administration and user support;
  • You look forward to working in a multi-national group that has a laugh together (and the occasional beverage of choice!).

Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. 

 In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 5,281 to 6,558 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: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.


Your Life @CERN

Find out more here: https://hr-dep.web.cern.ch/content/life-cern

This is how you can 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. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should reach us no later than 5 April 2020.

Please make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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