30. November 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
HPC System Administrator
HPC System Administrator
30. November 2014 - European Spallation Source (ESS)
HPC System Administrator
HPC System Administrator
European Spallation Source (ESS)

Copenhagen, Denmark


The Science Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a HPC System Administrator position at the Data Management and Software Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Description of Institution

The Data Management and Software Centre (DMSC), part of the ESS Science Directorate, is responsible for the design, development and construction of the computer software and hardware to be used for the performance, and data analysis, of the experiments to be carried out on the neutron scattering and imaging instruments to be constructed at ESS. DMSC performs work at both the ESS offices in Lund, Sweden and at the main DMSC offices currently located at Universitetsparken 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2017 the main offices of DMSC will move to a purpose built building on the north campus of the University of Copenhagen.

Job description

The Data Systems and Technologies Group (DSTG) will design and operate the High Performance Computing (HPC) systems (data storage, network, cluster and workstations) that will be used to stream, store and process the experimental data taken on the instruments to be built at the ESS. These systems will be located in both at ESS in Lund and at the DMSC building in Copenhagen and will be available to the experimental users of ESS instruments.

The Data Systems and Technologies Group is also responsible for operating computer systems for scientific software development at DMSC which are used by DMSC groups, other groups within ESS, and collaborators and partners with ESS. Divisions at ESS with whom DMSC works very closely are the Integrated Control Systems Division and the Information Technology Division.

The HPC Systems Administrator will work as part of a team that currently administers the cluster, parallel file system, virtualization servers and software development servers used by DMSC and ESS staff for scientific calculations in preparation for ESS. These systems are Linux based. This group is also engaged in design work for the network connections, clusters and file systems that will be used for the analysis of data from the experiments to be carried out at the ESS.

The position is permanent with three months initial probationary period. Your work place will be situated in Copenhagen, Denmark.

What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organizational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant environment welcoming people from all across the world.

Requested Profile


  • A MSc degree or PhD in one of the computational or physical sciences.
  • Experience of working with UNIX based operating systems.
  • Knowledge of distributed computational and cluster systems and large and/or parallelized data storage systems.
  • Experience with scientific software installations and scientific software development environments.
  • A good customer understanding and a focus on delivering customer satisfaction with high standards for quality.
  • Use to working towards delivering results and achieving project objectives and goals. Experience of working in an international environment is essential
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite; knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage
How to Apply

Please apply on our homage: http://europeanspallationsource.se/vacancies and provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English. Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.

The deadline for applications is the 18th of January 2015. For further information regarding the position please contact , Head of Data Management and Software Centre and for further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact HR Officer, .

18. January 2015
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