Computing Fellowship: Devops Engineer (Data Processing)

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Job description

Are you interested in playing a crucial role in the processing of the data acquired by the CMS experiment? Are you passionate about operations of powerful computing farms? Join a dynamic multi-national team of physicists and engineers and contribute your talent to the CMS computing operations team. CERN, take part!

In your new position, you will:

  • Join the team in the CMS experiment responsible for the data processing at CERN's computing farm, called Tier-0, the central computing centre in the experiment's distributed system and will be responsible for its healthy operation during the forthcoming data taking years;
  • Be trained in the technologies used to manage the Tier-0, from the python based state machine to control the job execution to storage, as well as the job submmission technologies used at CERN;
  • Test new developments in the CMS computing infrastructure;
  • Assist the detector experts in the processing of their data


Eligibility criteria

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State; A limited number of positions are also available to candidates from Non-Member States.
  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Particle Physics, Engineering or other related field;
  • You have no more than 4 years’ experience after completing your highest diploma.

Essential skills and experience

  • Experience of work in the computing projects of the LHC experiments, in particular DevOps experience, will be a big asset;
  • Experience in object-oriented software design in the Linux environment with Python;
  • Experience with data analytic and monitoring tools (ElasticSearch, Hadoop/Spark, Kibana, Grafana);
  • Experience in design, development and deployment of web applications. Experience with the Django framework would be an asset.

Desired skills and experience

  • Professional experience in one or more of the following would be an asset: virtualisation, configuration and container technologies (Openstack, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes);
  • Familiarity with HEP storage solutions (dCache, EOS, DPM, StoRM, xrootd), and data management systems (Rucio, FTS).

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

Additional informations:

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, we offer:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months. A regular fellowship duration is 24 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 5,305 to 6, 586 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 future Life @CERN

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: and

This is how you can apply:

Please provide 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 29 September 2021.

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