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HPC Systems administrator

DTU Bioinformatics seeks a new systems administrator to join a team of 5 in the systems administration. The target start date for the employment is 1 July 2017 or soonest hereafter.

These persons share responsibility for Linux hardware and software systems including but not limited to: stand-alone servers and Private cloud infrastructure, back-up systems and high-performance computing environments. The computer installation at DTU Bioinformatics comprises of multi-processor shared-memory servers, Denmark’s officially fastest supercomputer for Life sciences and a large number of smaller Linux servers dedicated to specific projects.

The job

The work will focus on assuring the stable operation of the DTU-wide scientific supercomputing facility managed by DTU Bioinformatics. It will include maintenance of the hardware and installation and monitoring of the system software backup, software and user support.

The area of responsibility will include the computer, steering network, backup as well as user support and extra services like secure environments and various database solutions.

Our expectations of you

A degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience is a plus but not required.

Required qualifications include:

  • Experience with Linux server and network administration
  • Experience with server and network security
  • Experience with system and network log analysis
  • Extensive experience with network and security solutions
  • Experience with Linux virtualization
  • Experience with queuing systems is a plus
  • Experience with Open stack is a plus
  • Experience with Backup and Tiered storage
  • Experience with Linux modules and software installation
  • Experience with Open stack is a plus
  • Experience with Linux, Mac OS user support
  • Experience with hardware maintenance and facility systems
  • Familiarity with enterprise backup strategies
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written

What we offer in return

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.

You can read more about DTU Bioinformatics on

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than 9 June 2017. You can apply for the position online at  the buttom below. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. The material that should be given consideration in the assessment must be enclosed.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Bioinformatics is a new department at DTU formed by the bioinformatics part of the former Department of Systems Biology. DTU Bioinformatics is operating at the highest level of research, teaching, innovation, and consultancy services within the areas biotechnological informatics and health informatics. The department’s activities in the fields of research, teaching, scientific advice, and innovation are centered on the following research areas: health and cancer, immunology, infectious diseases, proteins, molecular biology, and molecular mechanisms, plants and biotechnology and big data infrastructure.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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