SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (ref. AD/20/04)

IRB Barcelona is a self-standing, non-profit institution devoted to basic and applied biomedical research. It was set up in 2005 jointly by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and is located at the Barcelona Science Park. The institute currently has more than 430 members (scientific, technical and administrative staff) from all over the world, who work across disciplines to advance research in the biomedical sciences.

How to apply: 

Applications for the above opening should include a motivation letter and full CV and should be sent by e-mail to: irbjobs@irbbarcelona.org, indicating the Reference: AD/20/04

 

Deadline for applications: 6/09/2020

If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended.  

Number of positions available: 1

Selection process:

-     Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, motivation letter, experience, management of research and innovation.

-     Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.

-     Job Offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview. 

Reference: 
AD/20/04
Status: 
Open Positions
Deadline: 
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Attached File: 

IRB Barcelona seeks an experienced System Administrator to work in the IT Department.

The IRB aims to attract an experienced IT Systems Administrator to work on managing the storage and IT/HPC systems of the IRB.

The role of the IT Systems administrator will focus on the provision of IT services to support research in the IRB. These services include Storage, HPC Systems, VMWare private Cloud, and Windows Active Directory.

 In particular, this will involve maintaining the storage systems (mainly NetApp Ontap Systems, but also Beegfs and NFS systems); Backup and Recovery systems (Based on Commvault), the IRB's HPC Systems (Slurm and SGE workload managers, LDAP authentication systems), and participating in new projects (HPC Projects, data archival projects, Cloud projects, etc.)

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Department provides IT services to the whole organisation and develops digital transformation projects with the aim to facilitate the operations of the organisation and the accomplishment of the goals of its research community. To fulfil this mission, the ITS Department offers a broad spectrum of IT services, solutions and support, particularly high performance computing (HPC) services.

Duties: 
  • Provision of Storage services (mainly NetApp) to the IRB Research groups.
  • Provide HPC services to support excellent research of the IRB research groups
  • Maintaining, together with the 2 other members of the HPC team, the IRB's HPC clusters composed of 3000 cores and more than one hundred nodes.
  • Choosing new storage and HPC Technologies
  • Helping the WIndows team to Manage the VMWare ESX private Cloud, LDAP and  Active Directory IRB's infrastructure
  • Maximize the satisfaction of the internal customers, proposing changes and evaluating new technologies so the performance and availability of all the IT services keep up with the required service levels demanded by the institution.
Profile: 

Must Have – Required

 

  • Experience: 10 years of experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge:
    • Bachelor degree or higher in Informatics, Telecommunications Engineering, or similar
    • Networked Storage technologies like NETAPP ONTAP (required). NAS, SMB/CIFS, BeeGFS  
    • LDAP  (authentication, management and changes in a LDAP infrastructure) and its configuration in linux systems
    • Networking basic knowledge
    • HPC workload managers  knowledge (Slurm, SGE)
    • Linux operating systems, including scripting and programming proficiencies (Shell, Perl or Python) 

 

  • Skills:
    • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish. The selected candidate will have to collaborate with the IT Manager preparing and writing technical documentation for public tenders.  
    • Strong organizational, planning and multitasking capacities
    • Teamwork skills
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision

 

 

Desirable

 

  • Knowledge:
    • VMware Vcenter and ESX Administration
    • Commvault Backup and Recovery services
    • Web server administration (Apache, NGINX,…)
    • Active Directory
    • SSL certificate administration
    • Containerization (Docker, Singularity, Kubernetes,...)
    • Workflow managers like Nextflow, Snakemake, Galaxy or Toil
    • Fortran, C, and C++ Compilers
    • HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and Javascript
    • Management of public or private Cloud infrastructure   (OpenNebula, Azure, AWS..)
    • Configuration of monitoring systems such as Nagios and Ganglia
    • MPI, CUDA, and OpenMP
    • ML/AI libraries (Tensorflow, Pytorch, Keras)

 

 

Must Have – Required

 

  • Experience: 10 years of experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge:
    • Bachelor degree or higher in Informatics, Telecommunications Engineering, or similar
    • Networked Storage technologies like NETAPP ONTAP (required). NAS, SMB/CIFS, BeeGFS  
    • LDAP  (authentication, management and changes in a LDAP infrastructure) and its configuration in linux systems
    • Networking basic knowledge
    • HPC workload managers  knowledge (Slurm, SGE)
    • Linux operating systems, including scripting and programming proficiencies (Shell, Perl or Python) 

 

  • Skills:
    • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills in English and Spanish. The selected candidate will have to collaborate with the IT Manager preparing and writing technical documentation for public tenders.  
    • Strong organizational, planning and multitasking capacities
    • Teamwork skills
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision

 

 

Desirable

 

  • Knowledge:
    • VMware Vcenter and ESX Administration
    • Commvault Backup and Recovery services
    • Web server administration (Apache, NGINX,…)
    • Active Directory
    • SSL certificate administration
    • Containerization (Docker, Singularity, Kubernetes,...)
    • Workflow managers like Nextflow, Snakemake, Galaxy or Toil
    • Fortran, C, and C++ Compilers
    • HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and Javascript
    • Management of public or private Cloud infrastructure   (OpenNebula, Azure, AWS..)
    • Configuration of monitoring systems such as Nagios and Ganglia
    • MPI, CUDA, and OpenMP
    • ML/AI libraries (Tensorflow, Pytorch, Keras)

 

 

 

 

Remarks: 

Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leave and injuries at work. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of our administration team.

Continuous training in a high-quality environment.