Computing Fellowship: Performance and Reliability Developer
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.
CERN's storage group provides diverse storage services to the laboratory including repositories for the multi-petabyte output of the LHC. Within the group, the TAB section is responsible for the development and operation of archival tape services to which custodial copies of the LHC data are written during data-taking.
The team is looking for a candidate with system-level (C/C++) programming experience willing to contribute across the stack and to get involved in service deployment and operation. The position offers you an excellent opportunity to get involved in implementing and running high-performance storage services at the heart of scientific research.
- You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
- You have graduated, or are about to graduate with a university degree (BSc or MSc level in computer science,engineering or another relevant course) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree;
- Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.
Essential skills and experience:
- Experience with Linux software and system-level programming in C & C++;
- Automation and scripting with Python and Bash;
- Experience with integration and troubleshooting of distributed systems;
- Demonstrated capability to develop, integrate, test, deploy and commission prototype services in rapid cycle;
- Service management on the Linux platform.
Desired technical skills:
- Knowledge of database technology, in particular Postgres;
- Experience with performance and reliability engineering;
- Container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes);
- Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD).
Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.
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
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 28 January 2021.