Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer (Linux)

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    “Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Research and Development in Physics and Nuclear Engineering
    Computer science
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/01/2022 12:00 - Europe/Athens
    Romania › Magurele


Position Description

The Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer’s activity consists in providing advanced engineering, operating, and subject matter expertise for the virtualized IT infrastructure of ELI-NP. The primary focus area consists of the hypervisor layer (CentOS/KVM) and of the associated components, services (incl. container providers: Docker) and/or applications, as well as of the data storage systems (directly and remotely attached). Furthermore, the IT Infrastructure Engineer will provide specialist support for the preparation and/or review of the technical documentation for IT equipment purchases within the ELI-NP group.

Main tasks

  • Produce and operate complex, enterprise-level designs for the virtualization (Centos/KVM, Docker containers) and data storage platforms, and ensure their optimal, highly-available functioning.
  • Install, configure, and maintain the virtualization infrastructure components and related third-party software utilities within the operational guidelines of the Institute.
  • Install, configure, and maintain the data storage infrastructure components and related third-party software utilities within the operational guidelines of the Institute.
  • Root Cause Analysis and Problem Management for the services related to the aforementioned items.
  • Serve as an escalation point for complex internal support and troubleshooting cases.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all underlying resources, systems and key processes, periodically reviewing system and application logs.
  • Create and maintain system documentation for domain technologies, including installation, configuration, and appropriate troubleshooting steps.
  • Provide knowledge transfer to colleagues as required
  • Effectively collaborate with cross-departmental teams and provide SME guidance/feedback.
  • Be involved in providing advanced technical support for the infrastructure services (compute, storage, networking) offered by the ELI-NP IT group;

Requirements for filling the position

  • Higher education graduate with an engineering diploma, preferably in a computer-science related major;
  • Minimum 5 years overall IT experience with 3-5 years of experience working with Linux-based (CentOS) virtualization technologies and with containers (Docker).
  • In-depth knowledge of data storage technologies, solutions and design patterns.
  • Experience in monitoring and automating the virtualization and data storage infrastructure.
  • Solid networking knowledge, especially in relation to the virtualization and storage stacks.
  • Experience with scripting and monitoring tools.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of and practical experience with industry best practices or standards, both IT- and security-oriented (topics such as backup & replication, hardening, etc.).
  • Solid general understanding of enterprise-level IT systems and of the associated operational and security requirements;
  • Experience in interacting with vendors and solutions/technology providers.
  • Good interpersonal skills, a strong team spirit and a result-oriented attitude, as well as a capability to deliver when working under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to establish new standards for quality, performance or productivity.
  • Fluent in English.

Conditions of employment

  • Full time position, based in Bucharest - Măgurele, Romania, for one year with the possibility of extension;
  • Member of an ambitious, dynamic and result-oriented team operating in a friendly international working environment;
  • Rare opportunity to further your career in a modern IT environment that supports a world-leading scientific project;
  • Chance to take on IT challenges that go beyond the 'usual' office/enterprise environment by crossing into high performance / high throughput computing;
  • Motivating package (salary, trainings, etc.) according to your qualifications and (practical) experience.


  • Applications shall be accompanied by the documents requested in the Rules of Selection for this position.
  • Applications shall be sent to the Human Resources Department at human.resources@eli-np.ro.

More Information

Work location(s)
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“Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Research and Development in Physics and Nuclear Engineering
Reactorului street, no.30

EURAXESS offer ID: 349691


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