IT System Administrator – SITU division

Madrid, Community of Madrid, es
Category: Management Occupations
Published on 2021-06-13 22:04:07

We are currently looking for an IT System Administrator to join the ESA SCI-S SITU (Science IT Unit) team based in European Space Agency premises in Madrid, Spain.

The ESA SCI-S SITU (Science IT Unit) team provides computer support to all science operations centres and science ground segments located at ESAC, either in development, operational and post-operational phase. The SITU team support ESA in system administration activities for those computer systems used for science operations and research activities. These computers are general servers or workstations mainly based on Linux. The environment also includes Disk Storage infrastructure, Virtual infrastructure as well as Grid and Cloud computing infrastructures, IT Monitoring, Backup technologies and recently dockers & containers.

Tasks and Activities

The scope of work will include:

  • UNIX (LINUX and SOLARIS), Macintosh and PC System management: Installation, configuration, integration and setting up of new machines with appropriate operating systems and layered software.Administration and operation management of computer systems.Installation and configuration of new disks and other devices and new users accounts.User support (mainly scientists and engineers).Handle the mail aliases and mail distribution list.Handling/checking/modifying all backups.Definition, implementation and maintenance of procedures.Documentation and technical reports.
  • GRID related activities: Installation, configuration, integration, operations, maintenance and upgrade of Grid Engine and EGI UMD GRID middleware infrastructure.Support users to adapt their computing tasks to the GRID infrastructure.
  • Cloud related activities: Installation, configuration, integration, operations, maintenance and upgrade of Eucalyptus Cloud middleware.
  • Contact with hardware and software suppliers: Definition of hardware/software needs and quotation requests for new purchases and maintenance contracts.Locking hardware incidents calls and following the call history.Assisting technician when on site.
  • Installation and maintenance of storage SAN/NAS infrastructure.
  • Installation and maintenance of Virtual Machines.
  • Installation and maintenance of computer clusters.
  • Interface with external ESA corporate informatics infrastructure service providers.
  • Design of network setup requirements and follow up of implementation
  • Request of new network connections.
  • Skills and Experience

    The following skills and experience are mandatory:

  • University degree or equivalent in computer science or related fields.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in similar environment (for science related or research activities) or ideally in Space sector.
  • Knowledge and experience in Scrum methodology as well as in IT Project Management.
  • Positive experience in managing the contacts with HW & SW suppliers.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented attitude.
  • Capability to work autonomously and at the same time be able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • The following skills and experience would be highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of other Cloud middleware.
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