Software Engineer for data distribution and storage

Software Engineer for data distribution and storage

Job Description

Introduction

Work with us to extend the data transfer system of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) which connects CERN with its international partners. CERN is the birthplace of the World Wide Web and one of the world leading laboratories for particle physics. Join the Storage Group in CERN’s IT Department as a Software Engineer for a unique challenge as the next step in your career. CERN, take part!

CERN’s Storage Group is responsible for enabling data access for the laboratory and most notably to archive, long-term preserve and distribute LHC data to a worldwide scientific community. Today we operate a heterogeneous disk/tape system, with several large EOS disk farms and a Ceph infrastructure. In total the group handles more than 300 petabytes of data across about 2,000 data servers (60,000 disks) and 35,000 high-capacity tapes. CERN’s storage systems are continuously evolved to adapt to changing user’s needs with respect to functionality and performance and to further reduce their operational costs at CERN and its partner institutions.

More information on the IT Department is at: http://cern.ch/it.

Functions

The selected candidate will join the activities of the Analytics and Design (AD) section of the Storage (ST) group. As a Software Engineer for data distribution and storage, you will:

  • Develop the data transfer system implementation for CERN and WLCG experiments.
  • Support the data transfer services (user support and incident response) including the participation of on- call duties.
  • Maintain/improve service documentation (procedures, regular reports, incident analysis and user documentation) together with other members of the AD section.
  • Contribute actively to the evolution of the CERN data management services (service evolution, service or data migration).

Qualifications

Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of software engineering or a related field.

Experience:

The candidate should have demonstrated practical experience in at least some of the following areas:

  • In-depth experience in Object-oriented software design on Linux and implementation in C++.
  • Practical experience with development, testing and debugging of distributed systems.
  • Practical experience with scripting in Python.
The following additional experience would be an asset:
  • Distributed trust systems and public key infrastructures.
  • Current networking and storage technologies such as software defined networking and distributed/cloud storage systems.
  • Database development (with MySQL or similar).
  • Cluster-wide configuration and deployment tools such as Puppet, Docker/Kubernetes.

Language skills:

Good knowledge of English is required; ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations. Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Closing date for applications: 13 October 2019

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Theoretical Physicist

Theoretical Physicist

Job Description

Introduction

We are looking for several theoretical physicists in the area of QCD collider physics and physics beyond the standard model and our search will therefore be targeted preferentially towards a theoretical physicist with experience in this specific field.

The objectives of the Theoretical Physics Department are:
  • Develop new theoretical ideas aimed at understanding the fundamental constituents and forces of nature.
  • Develop their relevance for the experimental programme of CERN and to take full advantage of the stimulating environment of a large laboratory.
  • Contribute to the general scientific culture at CERN through active participation in the various training programmes and promotion of scientific events on site.

Functions

Your main functions will include:
  • Making significant contributions to theoretical research related to elementary particle physics.
  • Participating in and initiating a large variety of activities within the Theoretical Physics Department and possibly in collaboration with the experimental physicists working at CERN.
  • Taking part in CERN committees and study groups.
  • Helping maintain continued contacts with the outside scientific community.

Qualifications

PhD, or equivalent relevant experience in the field of physics, or a related field.

Experience:

Thorough knowledge of theoretical physics. Approximately 5 to 10 years’ post-doctoral research activities which have led to the publication of high quality scientific papers on subjects linked to the research carried out at CERN. Evidence of ability to make significant contributions to the work of the Organization.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.

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Applied Physicist

Applied Physicist

Job Description

Introduction

Are you skilled in detector design, simulation and operation? Are you up for the challenge of developing instrumentation for accelerators at the high energy and intensity frontier? Take Part!

CERN is looking for talented individuals specialising in applied physics to join its Beams Department, which hosts the Groups responsible for beam generation, acceleration, diagnostics, controls and performance optimisation. This position will be in the Beam Instrumentation Group where you will take part in developing, testing, commissioning and maintaining the diagnostic devices used to deliver beams to CERN’s experimental areas.

Functions

Your main task will be to develop, test, produce, operationally deploy and maintain the instrumentation and diagnostic systems used to measure the secondary beams in the CERN experimental areas, which will undergo a large consolidation campaign over the next 5 years. In addition, you will be expected to contribute to other activities within the Group, in particular the development and operation of electron coolers and electron lenses.

The job will involve:
  • Designing the detectors and readout electronics for scintillating fibre monitors as part of the CERN North Experimental Area consolidation project.
  • Simulating and analysing detector performance.
  • Building, testing and managing the series production of these detectors.
  • Installing, commissioning and maintaining large scale systems throughout the CERN experimental areas.
  • Contributing to the development and testing of electron coolers and electron lenses.

Qualifications

Master’s degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of Applied Physics or a related field.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in the field of applied physics with emphasis on the design, construction and testing of experimental beam line detectors.
  • Experience in the field of gas based and optical particle detection technologies and related read-out electronics will be an advantage.

Language skills:

Spoken and written English or French: ability to draw-up technical reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages. Basic knowledge of the other language or a willingness to acquire it rapidly.

Closing date for applications: 30 September 2019

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