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Software Engineer for Data Distribution (IT-SD-PDS-2024-36-GRAE)

Employer
CERN
Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Salary
competitive
Posting live until
14 Apr 2024

Job Details

Job Description

Your responsibilities

CERN's Storage and Data Management Group (IT-SD) is responsible for enabling data access for the laboratory and most notably for long-term archive, preservation and distribution of the LHC data to a worldwide scientific community. Today we deliver more than 4 Exabyte of data per year, we orchestrate yearly more than 1 Exabyte of data across the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) with the File Transfer Service (FTS) and we operate a heterogeneous disk/tape system, with several large disk farms. In total the group handles more than 1 Exabyte of raw disk storage.

CERN's storage systems are continuously evolved to adapt to changing users' and experiments' needs with respect to functionality and performance and to further reduce their operational costs at CERN and in its partner institutions.

You will join the activities of the Physics Data Services section: Storage operations, data distribution and data management. As a software engineer for data distribution and storage, you will support the File Transfer Service (FTS). You will contribute to the service operation, maintenance and continuous service improvements, including re-design of the service components. In addition to actively contributing to daily operations tasks, you will take responsibility of technical development of parts of the system, such as the FTS REST interface and the system monitoring in order to consolidate the overall FTS frameworks.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • In-depth experience in object-oriented software design and development in C++.
  • Practical experience with development, testing and debugging of distributed systems.
  • Practical experience with scripting languages (Python, Shell Scripting, others).
  • Experience in system administration and software design in Linux.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Software Engineering (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is either a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants without University degree are not eligible.
  • Applicants with a PhD are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 14.04.2024 at 23:59 PM CEST.

Job reference: IT-SD-PDS-2024-36-GRAE

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-June-2024

This position requires:

  • Participation in a regular stand-by duty, including nights, Sundays and official holidays.
  • Stand-by duty, when required by the needs of the Organization.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 5119 and 5631 Swiss Francs (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.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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. 

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

Company

CERN profileAt CERN, physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles – to probe the underlying structure of the universe.

Working at CERN
CERN is a truly unique organization. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge. At CERN, students, recent graduates and experienced professionals work together to push for immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and advancing the boundaries of human knowledge.

People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organization. History is being made at CERN – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way.

Why work for us
Today, CERN employs more than 2500 people, and if you visit us you will find more than 2500 different reasons why CERN is such a great place to work. Six key reasons that we believe will make you love working here are: challenge; purpose; imagination; integrity; collaboration; and quality of life.

Student and graduate schemes
CERN technical and administrative internships and graduate schemes offer international students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research in particle physics, computational science, life sciences, engineering, international relations, and more. Whichever route you take, it will be an extraordinary experience.

What we are looking for
To conduct experiments of this scale and importance, CERN needs people from various career levels and with a wide range of abilities, skills and competencies. We have job opportunities for students, graduates and experienced professionals, from apprenticeships to PhDs (and beyond). Whatever your background, field of interest or diploma level, CERN could be the place for you.


Location
Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees
2500+ staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

Positions recently recruited for
Computing engineer, radiofrequency engineer, process operator in cryogenics, web developer, mechanical engineer, administrative assistant, system administrator, power electronics engineer, scientific writer, applied physicist and many more

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD in a wide variety of domains

How to apply
Apply online at careers.cern

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +41 22 76 63 786
E-mail recruitment.service@cern.ch
careers.cern

Company info
Website
Telephone
+41 22 76 63 786
Location
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23
Switzerland

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