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Title Summary Post date Type of notice
Opening of an LD post in DI-CSO: Identity Federation Manager

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following Computing Engineer job:

Identity Federation Manager for the Academic Community in the Departmental Infrastructure Group, Computer Security Team (IT-DI-CSO).

With the steadily growing community of HEP institutes collaborating with CERN and contributing to joint projects (like the WLCG; cern.ch/wlcg) but also with the widening of CERN’s computing resources to other sciences (HelixNebula, e.g. CERN as a cloud service provider), the current model of providing every participant with a CERN computing account does not scale anymore. Instead, federated identities, i.e. computing accounts issued by individual universities and institutes themselves, which are subsequently permitted to access CERN’s computing resources are the best alternative currently. However, to embark on such an alternative, tight coordination of the technical implementation and related subjects like trust, vouching, security, data privacy and data dissemination (“attributes”) are necessary. Currently on-going activities in this domain are REFEDS (www.refeds.org), EduGAIN (www.geant.org/Services/Trust_identity_and_security/eduGAIN), AARC (aarc-project.eu), and Sirtfi (refeds.org/sirtfi) to name a few.

You will join

The CERN Computer Security Team (cern.ch/security), which is mandated to secure and protect all aspects of the computing infrastructure of CERN as well as its operations and reputation against any kind of cyber-threats.

Functions

As Identity Federation Manager in the IT department, you will liaise with universities, institutes and other relevant stakeholders worldwide in order to drive forward an efficient, flexible, trustworthy and secure enabling of identity federation accounts at CERN. This includes the deployment of the current policies, negotiation and implementation of new policies, and the co-ordination of any (other) aspect which enhances the trust, security, and data privacy principles within the corresponding federations. Close contact with the WLCG will also be beneficial since identity federations have strong similarities to the policy bodies governing the WLCG.

As a Service Manager, you will be in charge of the implementation and integration of the different services and tools to fulfil the practical objectives of Federation: Integration with CERN Single Sign-on, integration of multifactor tokens when available, design and implementation of a new fine-grained authorization service taking into account Federated Identities, WLCG support, etc.

As a member of the Computer Security Team, you are also supposed to participate in the CERN CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) and contribute to the resolution of computer security incidents.

Qualifications Required

Master's Degree in the field of Computer Science or related field, or equivalent.

Experience and Competencies

The experience required for this post is:

  • Proven capabilities in negotiating policies within an international collaboration of academic stakeholders, ideally already with a tight network of contacts within the international academic HEP community and/or the WLCG.
  • Demonstrated experience in the computer security domain, on computer, network or software security, or as computer system administrator.
  • The technical competencies required for this post are:
  • Solution Architecture, User Relationship Management, Requirements definition and management, systems design
  • Good knowledge of the Linux/UNIX operating system and in particular of shell scripting and
  • programming (Perl, Python, and/or C), other languages or technologies would be a plus;

The behavioural competencies required for this post are:

  • Achieving results: Delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations; having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind; driving work / projects along and seeing them through to their conclusion.
  • Communicating effectively: Successfully changing other people's opinions by persuasive arguments; delivering presentations in a structured and clear way; adjusting style and content to the audience; responding calmly and confidently to questions; expressing opinions, ideas and suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner; keeping to the point.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge: Keeping up-to-date with developments in own field of expertise and readily absorbing new information; sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer; creating or participating in forums to exchange experience, comparing techniques and learn from others.
  • Solving problems: Identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them; addressing complex problems by breaking them down into manageable components; adopting a pragmatic approach; understanding the value of adopting generic rather than 'gold -plated' technical solutions.
  • Working in the interest of the Organization: Championing new initiatives within and beyond the scope of own job; promoting synergy and cooperation between the various parts of the Organization.

The language competencies required for this post are:

  • Spoken and written English: ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports, and/or to make oral presentations. Basic knowledge of French language or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Stefan Lueders or Tim Smith (since the selected person will work closely with the IT-CDA Group too).

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia (link is external), our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

14 Mar 2017 Job Opening
Opening of an LD post in ST: Storage Specialist

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following Computing Technical Engineer job:

Storage Specialist in the Storage Group (ST), File systems and Disks Operations section (FDO)

Work with us to extend our data handling systems for the LHC physics programme and the whole of CERN. CERN is the  birthplace of the world wide web and one of the world leading laboratories for particle physics! Join CERN's Storage Group in the IT department as a storage specialist for a unique challenge as the next step in your career!

The CERN IT Storage Group (ST) is responsible to enable data access for the laboratory, most notably to archive, preserve over the long term and distribute to the worldwide scientific community the LHC experimental data. Today we operate a disk/tape hybrid system (CASTOR: cern.ch/castor optimised for archiving), several large disk farms (EOS: cern.ch/eos for data analysis) and user-oriented repositories (Linux home directory: AFS; cloud storage: CERNBOX). In total ST handles more than 200 petabyte of data across about 2,000 data servers (30,000 disks) and 20,000 high-capacity tapes.

The present data infrastructure is being evolved to extend its functionality and rationalise its deployment. New access protocols (POSIX file access, WebDAV) have been added to simplify data access for our clients (Linux, Mac and Windows), to increase the user experience (disconnected operations, cloud synchronisation, flexible web access) and to enable new way to process data combining local access, batch processing and web-based data systems. The next phase is the migration in the new infrastructure (including the AFS phase out for Linux users and absorbing some of the DFS usage of Windows users).

The primary focus of the activity will be to bring in production a uniform multi-platform data access. The selected candidate will contribute to the operation and support activities of the Filesystems and Data Operations (FDO) section.

Functions

As a Computing Technical Engineer in the Storage group, the successful candidate will:

  • Contribute to the validation and testing of the new system.
  • Prepare the roll out of the new system and support it the massive adoption phase, mainly from AFS and to a certain extent from DFS.
  • Contribute to the development of the tools and procedures to facilitate the migration into the new system.
  • Install, operate and support the software components of the FDO services, as well as participate to the on-call duty (support and incident response). 
  • Maintain/improve system documentation (procedures; regular reports; incident analysis; user documentation) together with other members of the FDO section. 

Qualifications Required

Bachelor's degree in the field of Computing (or equivalent).

Experience and Competencies

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

  • Linux and Windows operating system administration
  • In-depth practical experience in scripting languages, as PERL or Python programming
  • Experience with testing and troubleshooting distributed systems.

The following additional experience would be an asset:

  • Large disk storage systems; external storage networking; global filesystems or object stores; disk hardware technologies (SAS/SATA HD, SSD) 
  • Linux cluster management, automation and monitoring tools;
  • Database technologies (SQL);
  • Kerberos based authentication, Public Key infrastructure and X-509 certificates.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • IT Operations: handling incidents and requests, executing changes, providing information and feedback to the service managers
  • Systems installation/decommissioning
  • Systems integration
  • Usability evaluation

The behavioural competencies required for this post are:

  • Achieving results: delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations
  • Communicating effectively: providing others with timely information
  • Demonstrating flexibility: adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements
  • Working in teams: working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities
  • Working in the interest of the Organization: behaving consistently with CERN's values and goals

The language competencies required for this post are:

  • 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.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Massimo Lamanna.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia (link is external), our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

10 Feb 2017 Job Opening
Opening of 3 LD posts in CM: Engineers (Computing)

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following 3 Computing Engineer jobs:

Engineers (Computing) in the Computing and Monitoring Group (CM), Resource Provisioning (RPS) and Infrastructure Services (IS) sections

Take an active role in the smooth running of compute intensive services for CERN. Provide the infrastructure and tools for analysis of the data from the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments!

You will join:

  • The Compute and Monitoring (CM) group which provides compute resources, schedulers and tools to support efficient usage of over 200,000 computing cores at the CERN data centers. More information on the group is at: http://information-technology.web.cern.ch/about/organisation/compute-monitoring
  • Either the Resource Provisioning Section (RPS), responsible for providing compute and service infrastructure for CERN or the Infrastructure Services Section (IS), responsible for delivering the compute intensive services for CERN and the Worldwide Computing Grid.

Functions

As a Computing Engineer in the IT-CM group, you will maintain and evolve the CERN compute services across a wide range of technologies including large private and public cloud facilities, compute intensive batch systems and high performance clusters.

Your main activities will consist of:

  • Daily management of the services which includes third level service support, deployment of software packages, performance and availability monitoring and computing security;
  • Advice and solution design for our users and LHC experiments staff in the use of the CERN compute services;
  • Automation using Agile/DevOps tools such as Puppet to support running compute resources at scale
  • Contributing developments to Open Source communities such as OpenStack, HTCondor and Puppet;
  • Coordination of major deployments such as new releases of software and operating systems
  • Definition, documentation and implementation of procedures following the ITIL recommendations;
  • Close collaboration with other IT groups, departments and physics experiments at CERN.

Qualifications Required

Master's degree in the field of Computer Science or related field, or equivalent.

Experience and Competencies

  • The experience required for this post is:

    Please note we are looking for 3 profiles in this Vacancy, therefore not meeting all requested experience will not be a reason for disqualification.

    • Managing large scale Linux server deployments in a complex environment such as OpenStack cloud services or virtualisation systems such as KVM
    • Performing automation tasks using scripting languages such as Python and deploying services using  configuration system solutions such as Puppet
    • Analysis of performance of distributed applications, high performance application tuning and optimisation, such as MPI and Infiniband
  • The technical competencies required for this post are:
    • IT operations: deliver and support properly-engineered IT services and products to meet the needs of CERN
    • Design & selection of methods and tools: analyse sub-optimum procedures, streamline and document new ones; optimisation of existing tools and selection of the most appropriate one for a given process
    • Technical advice and guidance: handling of special user requests; development of technical expertise within the team
    • Change management: coordination of changes within and outside the group
    • Release management: organisation of large scale deployments in a complex environment
  • The behavioural competencies required for this post are:
    • Communicating effectively: Expresses opinions, ideas and suggestions with conviction and in a logical/structured manner.
    • Building relationships: Delivers prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs.
    • Solving problems: Produces a range of innovative and workable solutions.
    • Demonstrating flexibility: Readily adjusts plans and priorities to respond to changing circumstances.
    • Working in teams: Builds and maintains constructive and effective work relationships.

The language competencies required for this post are:
Spoken and written English: Ability to draw-up technical specifications documentation and/or scientific reports. Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Tim Bell.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia (link is external), our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

10 Feb 2017 Job Opening
Opening of an LD post in CS: Experienced Web Developer (Software developer)

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following Computing Engineer job:

Experienced Web Developer (Software developer) in the Communication systems (CS) group, Communication Tools (CT) section

Are you an experienced web architect/developer? Does contributing to the improvement of an advanced Network and Telecoms infrastructure and providing automation solutions for its effective management, attract you? Do you enjoy working on several layers of the software stack? Join CERN's Communication Systems group and make your mark: Take part!

You will join:

  • The Communication Systems (CS) Group, responsible for the Networking & Telecommunications Infrastructure (voice and data) of the Laboratory. In terms of networking, the Group is responsible for a Campus network making use of state of the art technologies to support over 60,000 fixed and Wi-Fi clients, a high-performance data centre network for over 10,000 servers and a high-reliability dedicated network supporting infrastructure critical to the operation of CERN’s accelerators. The Group also operates CERN’s fixed telephone system (10'000 connections), dedicated GSM infrastructure (6'000 mobiles) and TETRA radio communication system.
  • The Communication Tools (CT) Section, a team of passionate software developers in charge of the design, development and maintenance of the software suite used to model, configure, support and manage all of CERN’s network and telecommunication infrastructures.

Functions

As Software Developer in the CT Section, you will:

  • Maintain and further develop the IT/CS web interfaces used by all CERN users to request network/telephony changes.
  • Together with the other members of the team, participate in the design and development of new modules for the internal IT/CS network and telecom management framework, such as network and IP telephony automation/provisioning.
  • Promote and develop the procedures and tools to further increase the quality of the produced software: enhance the CS continuous integration and automated testing frameworks.
  • Mentor junior developers.
  • Propose and implement changes in our database model and network APIs in order to support service integration solutions in the CERN data centers.
  • Stay up to date on latest software technology trends.

Qualifications Required

Master's Degree in the field of Computing, Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.

Experience and Competencies

  • The experience required for this post is:
    • Proven experience in development and maintenance of large software packages in Java
    • Demonstrated experience in using current web front-end technologies (JavaScript including common JavaScript frameworks, HTML5, CSS, REST etc.)
    • Demonstrated experience in software development life cycle: unit testing, continuous integration, version control, documentation.
    • Database design and working knowledge of SQL.
    • User-centric design principles and methodologies.
    • Understanding of TCP/IP addressing and networking.
  • The technical competencies required for this post are:
    • Programming/Software development: Java, PL/SQL, Spring, Hibernate, JavaScript, Web application development.
    • Software development process improvement: Agile methodologies, continuous integration, software reviews.
    • Solution architecture: requirements specification collection and analysis, proposal for new software architectures.
    • Database/Repository design: development tools, specification, design and maintenance of mechanisms for modelling large and complex infrastructures.
    • Application support: provide specialised 3rd line support to business specialists.
  • The behavioural competencies required for this post are:
    • Solving Problems: having a disciplined approach to analysing complex data and situations.
    • Learning and sharing knowledge: sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others, proposing ways to improve or streamline existing procedures, processes and methodologies.
    • Managing self: working well autonomously, taking on activities without prompting.
    • Working in teams: contributing to promoting a positive atmosphere in the team through an optimistic and constructive attitude.
  • The language competencies required for this post are:

Spoken and written English with the ability to draw-up technical documentations and specifications and to make oral presentations. Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Tony Cass.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia (link is external), our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

7 Feb 2017 Job Opening
Opening of an LD post in CS: Network Engineer

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following Computing Engineer job:

Network Engineer in the Communications Systems (CS) Group, Communication Engineering (CE) Section

Are you a talented network engineer? Does contributing to the improvement of an advanced campus network with high-speed, worldwide connections sound attractive? Join CERN’s Communication Systems Group and make your mark. Take part!

You will join:

  • The Communication Systems (CS) Group, responsible for all aspects of network and telecommunication provision at CERN. We support a campus network (fixed and Wi-Fi) with over 60,000 active devices, a 19.2 Tb/s non-blocking switching fabric for a data centre with over 10,000 servers, 4,000 of which with 10Gb/s interfaces, and external connections including three trans-border 100 Gb/s circuits.
  • The Communication Engineering (CE) Section, responsible for designing, building and managing the Network infrastructure that supports the computing facilities and services of the laboratory as well as transferring the colossal volumes of LHC data to and from the data centre. The CE section is also responsible for critical network services such as DNS, DHCP and NTP.

Functions

As a Network Engineer in a small team of highly qualified colleagues, you will:

  • Participate in the operation and management of the Campus network, the Data Centre network and our long distance, high speed interconnections,
  • Contribute to the evaluation and deployment of new network services, and
  • Develop and maintain software tools and administrative procedures.

Qualifications Required

Master’s degree in the field of Computer Science or Telecommunications, or equivalent.

Experience and Competencies

The experience required for this post is:

  • Demonstrated experience in network design, deployment, management, monitoring and operations, including knowledge and practical experience of:
    • Ethernet protocols, IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols, UDP and TCP protocols,
    • optical high speed network technologies,
    • network security, and
    • dealing with network device manufacturers and their support teams.
  • Demonstrated experience of Linux system administration with knowledge of Bash and Perl or Python programming.
  • Knowledge of Wi-Fi technologies would be an advantage.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Network support: in a large, multi-vendor network infrastructure and with experience with SNMP and monitoring tools such as Nagios or Spectrum
  • Network control and operation: knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals and routing protocols (OSPF, BGP) and preferably other protocols such as IPv6, MPLS and SNMP
  • Systems installation/decommissioning: installation and commissioning of network equipment (switches, routers, wireless access points, firewalls)
  • Programming/Software development: notably with scripting languages such as Perl or Python
  • System software administration: Linux/Unix systems installation and administration with good knowledge of Linux network related tools such as iptables or tcpdump

The behavioural competencies required for this post are:

  • Solving Problems: Identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them. Recognizing what is essential; discriminating between important and peripheral information and being able to see the whole picture. Addressing complex problems by breaking them down into manageable components.
  • Achieving Results: Delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations. Having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind. Objectively assessing and monitoring own work; regularly reporting on progress and advising of any changes in schedule or priorities.
  • Communicating Effectively: Delivering presentations in a structured and clear way; adjusting style and content to the audience; responding calmly and confidently to questions. Ensuring that information, procedures and decisions are appropriately documented. Providing others with timely information.
  • Learning and Sharing Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date with developments in own field of expertise and readily absorbing new information. Sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer. Creating or participating in forums to exchange experience, comparing techniques and learn from others.
  • Managing Self: Working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting. Taking initiative beyond regular tasks and making things happen.

The language competencies required for this post are:

  • Spoken and written English with the ability to draw-up technical documentations and specifications and to make oral presentations. Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Tony Cass.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia (link is external), our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

7 Feb 2017 Job Opening
Opening of an LD post in CDA: Software Engineer (Web Applications)

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following Computing Engineer job:

Software Engineer (Web Applications) in the Collaboration, Devices & Applications (CDA) Group, Digital Repositories (DR) Section

Are you an experienced Software Engineer who enjoys innovative Full-stack Web Development? Take an active role in development and service management, joining a dynamic team using cutting edge technologies, for a large open source project used by thousands of users every day all around the world. Work at the heart of digital research publication and archival at the largest particle physics lab in the world: CERN.

You will join the Digital Repositories (DR) Section which is responsible for activities related to archival, preservation and dissemination of CERN’s research. DR leads the development of Invenio http://invenio-software.org/, an Open Source Digital Library Framework that is used at CERN, and world-wide by many partners, in order to run services like Institutional Repositories, Integrated Digital Libraries, Research Data Repositories and Multimedia Archives.  DR also develops and maintains the CERN Document Server (CDS) - CERN’s institutional repository (archiving articles, data, photos, videos, audio, etc) and collaborates in several cross-CERN projects (e.g. CERN Open Data Portal and CERN Analysis Preservation) and EU projects (e.g. OpenAIRE/Zenodo and EUDAT/B2Share).

Functions:

As a Software Engineer in the DR section, you will be involved in

  • the development of new modules and functionalities for the Invenio Digital Library Framework;
  • DevOps activities - the configuration, deployment and maintenance activities of some Invenio-based services;
  • providing support for Invenio-based services and Invenio developer community;
  • the management of code contributions following an Open Source development model;
  • possibly supervising short-term team members.

Qualification required: Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or a related field

Experience and Competencies:

  • The experience required for this post is:
    • Demonstrated experience with the full-stack development of large software projects, preferably for the web, involving design and development of user interfaces, web application back-ends, front-ends and database schema management.
    • Experience with user relations, user support, user training, user requirements definition.
    • Experience in service deployment, configuration management and operation.
  • The technical competencies required for this post are:
    • Programming/Software development: very advanced knowledge of Python programming, solid knowledge of JavaScript (e.g. jQuery, ES6); Experience with the Flask web framework is a plus; Experience working in Open Source or otherwise geographically-distributed software projects is also a plus.
    • Front-end development: Demonstrated experience with web UI technologies; Experience with toolkits such as SASS, Twitter Bootstrap and AngularJS is a plus; Knowledge of User Experience and Usability practices.
    • Database/Repository design: extensive experience with Database Management Systems (PostgreSQL in particular) and Object-Relational Mapping libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy); Experience with Elasticsearch and Redis is a plus.
    • Configuration management: experience building and maintaining configuration templates and parameters (OpenStack and Puppet is a plus); Knowledge of container-based technologies and platforms (e.g. Docker, OpenShift) is also a plus.
    • Requirements definition and management.
  • The behavioral competencies required for this post are:
    • Achieving results: delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations; delivering prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs.
    • Solving problems: identifying, defining and assessing problems, take action to address them; producing workable and timely solutions that meet requirements; testing solutions for long-term suitability, cross-checking with all concerned before implementation.
    • Working in teams: contributing to promoting a positive atmosphere in the team through optimistic and constructive attitude; supporting and acting in accordance with team decisions; accepting joint responsibility for team successes and shortcomings.
    • Communicating: delivering presentations in a structured and clear way; adjusting style and content to the audience; responding calmly and confidently to questions.
    • Learning and sharing knowledge: sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer.
  • The language competencies required for this post are: Good knowledge of English is required; basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Jose Benito Gonzalez Lopez or Tim Smith.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia (link is external), our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

3 Feb 2017 Job Opening
Opening of an LD post in CF: Computer Hardware Engineer

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following Computing Engineer job:

Computer Hardware Engineer in the Computing Facilities Group (CF), Facility Planning and Procurement Section (FPP).

Are you interested in Computer Hardware? Does taking technical responsibility for procurement and deployment processes of hundreds of servers and storage systems/devices for Linux and Windows challenge you?

This is a good opportunity to join the team responsible for the 11’000 servers and 230 petabytes of disk storage currently deployed in the CERN IT Computing Facility.

You will be involved in the procurement of hundreds of servers and tens of petabytes of disk storage yearly for the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid Tier-0 centre at CERN as well as for the many services run by other groups in CERN IT and its associated remote hosting centre at the Wigner institute in Budapest, Hungary.

Also, testing and integration of new technologies such as the hardware available through the Open Compute Project (OCP, http://www.opencompute.org/) will be part of your activities.

Do you have this profile?

Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with PC server hardware (x86 processor architecture, cores, memory, BIOS) and types of disk storage (SATA, SAS, FC), with Linux & Windows, as well as with Linux shell programming and Python programming language;
  • Initial experience in contract management, in preparing specifications and negotiating with contractor's counterparts;
  • Initial experience with IPMI and SMART;
  • Knowledge and/or practical experience of OCP hardware and ideally also practical experience with such hardware;
  • Experience with competitive tenders at CERN or other publicly funded organisations is an asset.

Technical Competencies:

- Technical supervision of contract  - Technical coordination of Openlab projects with Intel and other partners

- Emerging technology monitoring Track computer hardware and software technologies, in particular from Intel, and try to match with potential usage at CERN

- User Relationship Management - Establish and maintain regular contacts with end-users in LHC experiments and other collaborations

- Application support - Assist end-user physicists in porting applications to benefit from latest technologies

- Programming/Software development - Use latest development techniques for tuning application performance

Behavioural Competencies:

- Demonstrating Accountability: Maintaining confidentiality; Working conscientiously and reliably; delivering on promises; Standing up for own opinion and actions with well substantiated arguments.

- Communicating Effectively: Providing others with timely information; Delivering presentations in a structured and clear way; adjusting style and content to the audience; responding calmly and confidently to questions; Leveraging support networks across the Organization.

- Working in Teams: Working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities; Building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships; Gaining trust and collaboration from others.

- Solving Problems: Identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them; Finding the information needed to solve problems; making objective judgments based on all the facts available; Adopting a pragmatic approach; understanding the value of adopting generic rather than ‘gold -plated' technical solutions.

- Learning and Sharing Knowledge: Sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer; Actively pursuing own personal and professional development; Taking steps to expand knowledge in other areas of expertise beyond own field.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Olof Barring or Wayne Salter.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia , our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

21 Dec 2016 Job Opening
Opening of an LD post in CDA: Software Engineer (Web Applications)

The IT department will publish soon on the CERN job portal the following Computing Engineer job:

A Software Engineer (Web Applications) in the Collaboration, Devices & Applications Group, Integrated Collaboration Section,  to work on the consolidation of the Indico application and the development of new modules and functionalities for its users, as well as the configuration, deployment and maintenance activities of the Indico service at CERN.

In this job, providing support and training sessions to Indico users will be an excellent opportunity to deploy your expertise and put into practice your Communication skills, at the same time that you keep developing your technical competencies.

In addition, you will manage external code contributions following an Open Source development model.

This is an important job to support the site-wide conference and collaboration infrastructure!

Do you have this profile?

  • Experience in the development of large software projects, preferably for the web, involving design and development of user interfaces, web application back-ends and database schema management.
  • Experience with user relation, user support, user training, user requirements definition.
  • Experience in service deployment, configuration management and operation, usability requirements analysis and requirements definition and management.
  • Very experienced in Python programming, JavaScript, Database Management Systems (PostgreSQL in particular) and Object-Relational Mapping libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy); Configuration management (Puppet is a plus).
  • Ideally experienced with the Flask web framework and working in Open Source or otherwise geographically-distributed software projects, container-based technologies and platforms.

If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Thomas Baron or Tim Smith.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia, our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Don’t hesitate to contact our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles if you have questions or comments.

16 Dec 2016 Job Opening
Datacenter Dynamics EMEA Award

Congratulations to the CERN IT team in charge of the public procurement of OCP (Open Compute Project) for their Datacenter Dynamics EMEA Award in the Open Data Center Project catagory!

To know more:

9 Dec 2016
Opening of an LD post in IT-ST

The IT department has published the following Computing Engineer job, which is posted on the CERN job portal:

  • Storage Developer/ Engineer in the Storage Group (ST),  to participate in the design, development, maintenance and optimization of the various data and storage management products of the group. Product documentation, testing infrastructure and in service design discussions will be essential parts of this job, which will also include interaction with end-users as part of the level-4 support.

    The post will allow to participate actively in strategic development collaborations of the group such as the XROOT project and the development collaboration as part of Openlab projects.

    If you have excellent object-oriented design, development skills in C/C++, great understanding of system level disk and network I/O and multi-threading concepts, practical understanding of the Linux operating system administration and in depth skills in UNIX shell script, Perl or Python programming, this might be the next job for you! If you are attracted by this post please discuss your interest directly with Dirk Duellmann or Alberto Pace.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by talking to your internal contacts and/or signing up for eqipia, our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Do not hesitate to send your questions or comments to our HRA, Isabel Pumares Arguelles

Full vacancy notice available here.

18 Nov 2016 Job Opening
Happy 15th birthday UNOSAT!

Happy 15th birthday UNOSAT! To know more about the UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme hosted at CERN by the IT department, please check the article and video available on home.cern: http://home.cern/about/updates/2016/10/unosat-15-years-humanitarian-mapping

An article will also be published in the upcoming Bulletin and a conference will be organised in the main auditorium at the end of January 2017 (exact date to be confirmed) as well as a one-week exhibition.

11 Oct 2016 Event
Opening of an LD post in IT-ST

The IT department foresees the publication of the following computing engineer job, which will be posted on the CERN job portal in the coming days:

  • A storage developer/ Engineer in the Storage Group (ST),  to manage the tape-based archive and backup services provided by CASTOR and TSM.  The evolution, redesign and development of the tape archive software as well as its integration in the wider portfolio of storage solutions (in particular EOS) are also part of the role.   If you have good knowledge of Linux operating system administration (RedHat Enterprise Linux), a solid experience in UNIX shell scripting and Perl or Python programming, C/C++ development and are attracted by this post, please discuss your interest directly with German Cancio Melia or Alberto Pace.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by signing up for eqipia, our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Do not hesitate to send your questions or comments to our HRA, Lore Taillieu

24 Aug 2016
Opening of 3 LD posts in IT

The IT department foresees the publication of 3 LD posts, which will be posted on the CERN job portal in the coming weeks:

  • A junior system administrator in the IT-CF group, SAO section.  This role is a good role for a junior candidate who will be integrated in a team of peers and share responsibility for the daily operation of CERN’s large grid computing fabric (servers running on Linux, storage and virtual machines ) ) as well as for managing and monitoring related equipment and services.  Want to know more? Fabio Trevisani will be happy to talk you through the role
  • A network and telecom support technician in the IT-CS group.  This role focuses on ensuring reliable telephony and network services by monitoring, problem-solving and -dispatching, organising interventions and continuously improving processes and procedures. If you feel strongly about delivering service, and have some field experience or are eager to learn on the job, interacting with experts, you may want to talk to Gyorgy Balazs.
  • A system and web engineer for the Database services group, to support critical web-based applications and databases throughout their full life-cycle. You will support the service providing 3rd level support, new developments and deployments, and improving performance. All of this whilst maximizing automation and ensuring computing security. If you enjoy working on critical applications, interacting with peers and developers, and enjoy Java programming, make the effort to check it out in more detail by contacting Artur Wiecek or Eric Grancher.

Not for you? You can nevertheless help the Organization finding the right candidates by signing up for eqipia, our employee referral support tool which will make it easy for you to publicise these jobs in your network.

Do not hesitate to send your questions or comments to our HRA, Lore Taillieu.

6 Jul 2016
CERN IT Create event (17-18 March): registrations open until 11 March

The registration is now open for CERN IT Create, a two-day event to unleash ideas and to challenge your creativity!

This event will take place on 17th and 18th March 2016 and will be hosted at IdeaSquare (building 3179). The objective is to brainstorm and work in teams  to design and produce the first prototypes of an exhibit to enhance the experience of the public visitors to the CERN data centre building. It is possible to take part in one of the four pre-defined projects or to register for an 'open' project.

The event is open to anyone from the CERN IT department available on 17th and 18th March during working hours. Up to eight teams of about 4 to 6 people will be collaborating over two days and will receive guidance from experts, design professionals and artists from the Arts@CERN programme. People who cannot participate for the two full days but would like to join are also welcome to register as 'experts on call' (just mention the areas of expertise you are happy to contribute to projects; may take approximately two hours of your time the second day of the workshop).

To register and to know more, please see the event Indico page: http://indico.cern.ch/e/ITCreate

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

7 Mar 2016 Event
News about OpenCloudMesh

The first milestone of the OpenCloudMesh (OCM) project was reached during the Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing (CS3) workshop, organised by CERN on 18-19 January 2016 in ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
To know more please check the article published on the GEANT website.

15 Feb 2016 Event
Training workshops

Please find information below about two workshops coming up this autumn. Both courses are designed for scientists and engineers who undertake programming tasks, particularly in C and C++

Computer architecture and hardware-software interaction (2 days, Oct 26-27)

The architecture course offers a comprehensive overview of current topics in computer architecture and their consequences for the programmer: from the basic Von Neumann schema to its modern-day expansions. Understanding hardware-software interaction allows us to better use all features of available computer hardware and compilers. Specific architectural features are discussed (such as execution ports, branching algorithms, etc), as well as instruction sets, compilers, memory operation and architecture, fundamentals of floating point and acceleration. Hands-on labs are included.

https://cta.cern.ch/cta2/f?p=110:9:200967694464912::::X_STATUS,X_COURSE_ID:D,5063

Programming and environments for parallelism (4 days, Nov 3-6)

The parallelism course dives into a wide range of parallel programming techniques, whether data- or task-parallel. We start with an overview of patterns, look at trade-offs, pitfalls and available parallel programming environments – with a particular focus on OpenMP4, Threading Building Blocks and Cilk. The last day is an advanced class devoted to fine-tuning and balancing parallel programs using modern frameworks, runtimes and APIs. Hands-on labs are included.

https://cta.cern.ch/cta2/f?p=110:9:200967694464912::::X_STATUS,X_COURSE_ID:D,5064

Both courses, taught by Andrzej Nowak, are organised in cooperation with CERN openlab and are sponsored by the CERN IT Department – there is only a nominal registration fee of 50 CHF. Registrations can be made through EDH and the CERN training catalogue.

29 Sep 2015 Training
CERN60 Conference: LEP II era/Precision physics (1994-2004)

25.07.2014 - 3:30 p.m.CERN, Main auditorium

“LEP II era/precision physics” (1994-2004) by Lydia Fayard, Steve Myers and Roberto Tenchini
Lecture in English

Programme
15:30 - 15:45 : coffee
15:45 - 16:30 The quest for the direct CP Violation in the Kaon System at CERN : The NA31 & NA48 experiments, by Lydia Iconomidou-Fayard (Universite de Paris-Sud 11 (FR))
16:30 - 17:15 “ Operational performance of LEP and LEP2” by Steve Myers (CERN)
17:15 – 18:00 LEP II era/ precision physics by Roberto Tenchini (Sezione di Pisa (IT))

24 Jul 2014 Event
« La sociologie des grands projets scientifiques » par le professeur Ulrike Felt. - 15.07.2014, 19h30 au CERN

French version - English version below

Quelle science pour quelle société ? Une réflexion sur le développement des grands projets scientifiques, par Ulrike Felt

Mardi 15 juillet 2014 à 19h30 au Globe de la science et de l'innovation
Route de Meyrin, 1211 Genève
La conférence sera donnée en anglais et traduite en français.
Réservation indispensable : +41 22 767 76 76 or cern.reception@cern.ch

Retrouvez également tous les événements organisés par le CERN en 2014 sur www.cern.ch/cern60

Résumé

Le CERN peut sans aucun doute être décrit comme l’un des projets scientifiques les plus ambitieux jamais entrepris. Depuis 60 ans, les États membres ont non seulement investi des sommes importantes pour financer une institution, mais aussi un programme de recherche visionnaire. Cela a contribué à changer la façon dont les recherches sont menées, un changement que l’on résume par l’appellation « big science ».

Cependant, cette forme de projets de recherche à grande échelle soulève également un certain nombre de questions fondamentales : que signifie « faire de la recherche » aujourd’hui ? Qu’est-ce qui a changé ? Qu’est-ce qui justifie un tel engagement de la société et un tel soutien pour un projet scientifique si long et si coûteux ? Enfin, de quelle manière les recherches menées au CERN ont contribué, et contribuent encore, au développement de la société contemporaine ?

En se basant sur quelques exemples clés, cette conférence examinera de quelle façon la recherche a changé, et comment les relations entre la science et la société ont évolué depuis la création du CERN. Cela nous permettra de mieux comprendre les multiples liens qui existent entre la recherche et la société contemporaine.

Biographie 

Ulrike Felt est directrice du département d’études scientifiques et technologiques, au sein duquel elle occupe un poste de professeur, et vice-doyenne pour la recherche de la Faculté des sciences sociales de l’Université de Vienne. Elle possède un doctorat de physique/mathématiques et une habilitation en sociologie des sciences et études scientifiques et technologiques. Ses recherches et ses nombreux articles portent sur la gouvernance, la démocratie, et la participation du public aux technosciences, tout en se penchant sur l’évolution de la culture de la recherche, ainsi que sur le rôle du temps dans les questions liées à la science et la société. Elle s’attache souvent à comparer différents contextes nationaux, mais aussi les domaines technologiques et scientifiques, notamment les sciences de la vie, la biomédecine et les nanotechnologies. Professeure invitée dans de nombreuses universités, elle a été sollicitée en tant que consultante par la Commission européenne et par des organismes nationaux. De juillet 2002 à juin 2007, elle a occupé le poste d’éditrice en chef de la revue internationale spécialisée Science, Technology, & Human Values.


English version

What science for what kind of society? Reflecting the development of big science, by Professor Ulrike Felt

Tuesday 15 July 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Globe of Science and Innovation
Route de Meyrin, 1211 Genève
Reservation : +41 22 767 76 76 or cern.reception@cern.ch

Lecture will be in English – Translation available in French

Abstract

Without any doubt, CERN can be described as being among the most ambitious scientific enterprises ever undertaken. For 60 years, the Member States have not only invested considerable financial means into this institution, but have also supported the creation of a highly visionary research programme. And this has led to a change in the way science is done, as captured by the idea of "big science".

Yet this naturally also raises a number of quite fundamental questions: How did the meaning of "doing science" change? What justifies societal engagement with and support for such a cost-intensive long-term scientific undertaking? And finally, in what ways does (and did) this research enterprise contribute to the development of contemporary societies?

By focusing on some key examples, the talk will thus explore how the ways of doing research and scientific and societal relations have undergone change over the history of CERN. This will allow an understanding of the many ways in which the development of research and contemporary societies are intertwined.

Biography 

Ulrike Felt is Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Head of the STS Department and Vice-Dean for Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna. She holds a PhD in Physics/Mathematics and a habilitation in Sociology of Science/Science and Technology Studies. Her research interests gravitate around issues of governance, democracy and public participation in technoscience, changing research cultures, and the role of time in science and society issues. She has published widely in these fields. Her work is often comparative between national contexts and between technological or scientific fields (especially life sciences, biomedicine and nanotechnologies). She has been an invited professor at numerous universities and has been involved in policy advice to the European Commission as well as to national bodies. From July 2002 to June 2007 she was editor-in-chief of the international peer-reviewed journal Science, Technology, & Human Values.

30 Jun 2014 Event
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22 May 2014 Alert
Conference: the Impact of Computing at CERN on Society, by Dr. Bob Jones, CERN IT department - 22.05.2014 Globe

Science and society : the impact of computing at CERN on society, by Dr. Bob Jones, CERN IT department

Thursday 22 May 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Globe of Science and Innovation
Route de Meyrin, 1211 Genève

Lecture in English, with simultaneous interpreting into French

Abstract
CERN is often referred to as the place “where the web was born”. The world-wide-web has fundamentally changed society and launched a wave of new global industries. The world-wide-web happened because there was a specific problem that was seen as an Information Technology (IT) challenge by its inventors. As the scientific programme of CERN has progressed, new IT challenges have been faced such as how to handle the mind-boggling amount of data that is produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Being able to face those challenges has contributed to the success of the LHC and the discovery of the Higgs particle. This public lecture will explore some of those challenges, how they have been tackled and what impact they are having beyond physics and ultimately on society as a whole.


Biography
Bob Jones is head of the CERN openlab project (openlab.cern.ch) which is a unique public-private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies. Its mission is to accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to be used by the worldwide LHC community.

Bob is a member of the management team of the Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud initiative (http://www.helix-nebula.eu/), a public private partnership to explore the use of commercial cloud services for science applications.

Bob joined CERN in 1986 as a software developer providing support for the physics experiments running on the now dismantled Large Electron Positron (LEP) particle accelerator.   He has been involved in several research projects for the LHC accelerator and has held the position of leader of the online software system for the ATLAS experiment (http://www.atlas.ch/) at the LHC. 

His experience in the distributed computing arena includes mandates as the technical director and then project director of the EGEE projects (2004-2010 http://www.eu-egee.org), which established and operated a production grid facility for e-Science spanning 300 sites across 48 countries for more than 12,000 researchers.

This lecture is organised within the framework of CERN60 events

» No specialist knowledge required
» Entrance free 
» Limited number of seats - registration is essential
» Reservation: +41 22 767 76 76 or cern.reception@cern.ch

"Science et société : l'impact de l'informatique développée au CERN sur la société", par Bob Jones, département IT du CERN

19h30, au Globe de la science et de l'innovation
La conférence sera donnée en anglais et traduite en français.
Réservation indispensable : +41 22 767 76 76 or cern.reception@cern.ch

Plus d’informations sur : http://outreach.web.cern.ch/outreach/FR/evenements/conferences.html
Retrouvez également tous les événements organisés par le CERN en 2014 sur www.cern.ch/cern60

Résumé
On parle souvent du CERN comme le « berceau du web ». Le web a changé notre société en profondeur et a contribué à la création de nouvelles industries globales. Le web a vu le jour parce que ses créateurs avaient un problème précis à résoudre qu’ils ont considéré comme un défi de la technologie de l’information. Le programme scientifique du CERN s'est depuis développé, créant de nouveaux défis tels que la gestion de la montagne de données produites par le Grand collisionneur de hadrons (LHC). La capacité de faire face à ces questions a contribué au succès du LHC et à la découverte de la particule de Higgs. Cette conférence publique abordera certaines de ces questions, la façon dont elles ont été résolues et l’impact qu’elles ont au-delà de la physique, et en fin de compte, sur la société entière.

Curriculum Vitae
Bob Jones est responsable du projet CERN openlab(openlab.cern.ch), un partenariat unique en son genre entre le CERN et des entreprises privées spécialisées dans les technologies de l'information et de la communication.  L’objectif de ce projet est de stimuler le développement de solutions de pointe utiles à la communauté LHC du monde entier.

Bob est aussi membre de la direction du projet Helix Nebula – the Science Cloud (http://www.helix-nebula.eu/), un partenariat public-privé qui explore l’usage de services commerciaux en nuage pour des applications scientifiques.

Bob a rejoint le CERN en 1986 en tant que développeur de logiciels, pour apporter son appui aux expériences de physique menées auprès du Grand accélérateur électron-positon (LEP), aujourd’hui démantelé. Il a également participé à de nombreux projets de recherche pour l’accélérateur LHC et a été responsable du système de logiciels en ligne pour l’expérience ATLAS (http://www.atlas.ch/) du LHC. 

Son expérience en infrastructures de calcul distribuées comprend des mandats  en tant que directeur technique d’abord, puis en tant que directeur, des projets EGEE (Enabling Grids for E-sciencE) qui ont créé et exploité une infrastructure de grille de production couvrant 300 sites dans 48 pays différents, et utilisée par plus 12 000 chercheurs.

16 May 2014
Olympus Technical Seminar - May 7

This is the second announcement of the Olympus Scientific Solutions Seminar which will take place on May 7 at the CERN Council Room.

There are news with respect to the first announcement concerning the agenda:

 - a further talk about extra fast cameras to observe fast phenomena

 - a user case talk concerning an endoscope application in ATLAS and CMS

 - if anyone is interested to contribute with further user experience please contact giulio.aielli@cern.ch

If you have not done before please REGISTER your participation here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/312713/ and have a look to the agenda mostly dedicated to an overview of major R&D applications using latest Olympus leading-edge inspection and measurement solutions including Endoscopy, Remote Visual Inspection, High Speed Video, Phased Array Ultrasound and X-Ray Fluorescence.

In the afternoon it will be possible to see and play with all these instruments during applications hands-on with Olympus experts! 

Important highlights:

 - The registration is for FREE

 - It give the right to the welcome material and gadgets

 - 2 coffee breaks included

 - Lunch offered at R1

 - An Olympus Though camera will be randomly gifted to one of the registered participants during the afternoon session

29 Apr 2014 Event
C++ course

Free of charge C++ course from EPFL starting on 2014/02/24 and more: https://www.coursera.org/course/cpp-fr

29 Jan 2014 Training
Diversity in Action

"Diversity in Action" is an interactive half-day workshop designed to creatively explore the meaning and importance of diversity at CERN, in support of the Organization’s value of “appreciating differences, fostering equality and promoting collaboration”.

Limited number of places – for details, please see here and register, if you wish: http://cds.cern.ch/journal/CERNBulletin/2013/23/Events/1551725?ln=en

21 Jun 2013 Event
Oracle support provides a range of new tutorials

IT DB is pleased to announce a new series of Oracle tutorials, with the proposed schedule:

 

April, 23rd (Tuesday) - Introduction to Oracle & Tools (30-7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium)

https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=245102

 

April, 30th (Tuesday) - Database Design & Security (30-7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium)

https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=245104

 

May, 8th (Wednesday) - SQL (40-S2-C01 - Salle Curie)

https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=245105

 

May, 21st (Tuesday) - PL/SQL (30-7-018 - Kjell Johnsen Auditorium)

https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=245106

 

May, 27th (Monday) - Troubleshooting Performance (40-S2-C01 - Salle Curie)

https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=245107

 

June, 5th (Wednesday) - Troubleshooting Performance - Case Studies (40-S2-C01 - Salle Curie)

https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=245109

 

There is no need to register in advance.

More information in the Indico agenda: https://indico.cern.ch/categoryDisplay.py?categId=4779

12 Apr 2013 Training
THE WORLD OF NETWORKS: from Social Processes to the Brain

IC Research Day

THE WORLD OF NETWORKS:
from Social Processes to the Brain

School of Computer and Communication Sciences IC
EPFL, Switzerland
13th June 2013

Chaired by Professors Matthias Grossglauser and Patrick Thiran

Guest speakers:

Professor Jure Leskovec, Stanford University:
"Exploring the Structure of Massive On-Line Networks"

Professor Jeff W. Lichtman, Harvard University:
"Imaging The Connectome"

Professor Patrick Thiran, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne:
"Inference for Networks and Networks for Inference"

Online registration and further information: http://ic.epfl.ch/researchday2013

10 Apr 2013 Event
Showers at CERN now in GIS mapping portal

Please note that the GIS mapping portal https://maps.cern.ch/mapsearch/ now shows the showers at CERN.

See the list of showers and the search procedure in the attached documents.

1 Oct 2012 Facilities Management
19.09.2012 - 12:30-14:00 - G. JOBIN'S FINAL DANCE INTERVENTION - BLD 193

Dear Arts Interested at CERN,

Please find hereafter details of the final intervention by Collide@CERN choreographer in residence, Gilles Jobin.

Thanks to the anti matter experiments, there will be an intervention this coming Wednesday in Building 193 between 12.30-1400.

17 Sep 2012 Event
b.28 toilets & showers - closed

Renovation work on the toilets and showers in b.28 starts this week (w/c 9 July 2012). 

Please note that the toilets on all 4 floors and the basement showers will be no longer accessible for around 3 months, until ~mid October.

If you are keeping any items in the shower room (e.g. towels, products, bicycles), please remove them by the end of the week. 

Temporary toilets have been installed at the "R2-side" exit of 28-R.

Alternative shower locations can be found here.

If you require any further information, please contact the b.28 TSO  Jean-Francois Pernot.

10 Jul 2012 Facilities Management
IT Summer BBQ Party - June 27, 2012 !

With summer approaching and everyone preparing for the summer holidays, we propose a big “get together” of the IT Staff and their colleagues at an IT Summer BBQ Party!

It will take place on:

Wednesday 27th June 2012 in the “Picnic Area” in Prévessin as of 5 PM

 

In order to optimize the preparation, please reply before June 15th tohttp://www.doodle.com/k63rpy9ge7yc6s4t. Please note that this invitation extends to partners.

 

We will ensure that there are a few other activities like volleyball and others.

For any suggestion, please contact: bruno.lenski@cern.ch.

 

So register and mark in your diaries:

 

Wednesday 27th June 2012, as of 5PM - “Picnic area” in Prévessin.                                       

 

I hope you can make it !!!  

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Avec l’arrivée de l’été et tous se préparant pour les vacances, nous vous proposons de nous retrouver tous ensemble pour un Barbecue IT !

                Cet évènement se déroulera le

Mercredi  27 Juin  2012 à la “Zone BBQ” de Prévessin à partir de 17h

 

Afin de pouvoir préparer au mieux, merci de répondre avant le 15 Juin via http://www.doodle.com/k63rpy9ge7yc6s4t. A notez que cette invitation s’adresse également à vos conjoints.

Quelques activités seront proposées telles que du volleyball et autres.

Pour toute suggestion merci d’envoyer un email à bruno.lenski@cern.ch         

 

Notez donc dans vos agendas :

 

Mercredi 27 juin 2012, à partir de 17h « Zone Barbecue» à Prévessin

 

                                                En espérant vous  voir nombreux !!! 

5 Jun 2012 Event
Dispobox wanted

Message from GS: If you have any Dispobox, please bring them back to the Swiss Post Office (main building on Meyrin Site). 

15 May 2012 Administration
Academic Training Questionnaire 2012-2013

The questionnaire with the proposals for the Academic Training 2012-2013 is available on the web at the following link:

https://acad-qr.web.cern.ch/

You may express your interest for the different proposals, as well as submit comments or suggestions.

Your feedback is extremely important to tune the programme and keep it of interest for the CERN community.

15 May 2012 Training
Academic Training lectures starting May 21 on Computer Security and Cloud Computing

Academic Training taking place in May - please book your agendas!

From the Indico Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme page date, speaker, subject, web page :

14 May 2012 Training
Oracle tutorials

The IT DB is pleased to announce a new series of Oracle tutorials with the proposed schedule. Note that these tutorials will take place in the Filtration Plant (Building 222) and that no registration is required.

 

Monday 4 June

09:00 Oracle Architecture, Przemyslaw Adam Radowiecki
The objective is to go through Oracle database physical and logical structures, highlighting the consequences of some of Oracle's internal design choices for developers of database applications. The presentation defines Oracle-related basic terms and illustrates them based on the database architecture.
The following topics will be discussed:
• Database with its physical and logical structures (tablespace, segment, extent, block, database user, schema, user's quota)
• Single instance (significant memory structures: buffer cache, shared pool)
• Real Application Cluster (RAC)
• Connecting to the database (TNS, database service)
• SQL statement processing (hard and soft parsing, cursor, cursor sharing, execution plan)

10:00 Database and Application Design, Katarzyna Maria Dziedziniewicz-Wojcik
The primary goal of this presentation is to show how to design a scalable application using Oracle that performs. We will start with schema design that allows storing the data in a way that is efficient, scalable and makes those data easily retrievable. In that part focus will be put on ER model and best practices in schema design. Later we will explain in detail SQL statement processing, with a number of tips/and tricks. The last part will talk about building a robust application using privileges, different connection types and a number of other features.

11:00 Database Security, Szymon Jozef Skorupinski & Daniel Gomez Blanco
During the Database Security Tutorial we will focus on Oracle Database security from the developers' point of view. We'll cover a few topics, including authentication, roles and privileges, auditing, encryption and SQL injection attacks.

 

Tuesday 5 June

09:00 SQL and Advanced SQL, Marcin Blaszczyk
SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language designed for managing data in relational database management systems. The aim of the tutorial is to provide an overview of the SQL language basic capabilities and several selected advanced SQL features available in the Oracle Database Management System. The main part of this tutorial will focus on the use of advanced SQL such as: complex queries, analytical functions, set operators, views and temporary tables, materialized views, indexes and partitioning.

10:30 PL/SQL, Zbigniew Baranowski & Stephan Petit
PL/SQL is Oracle's procedural extension of SQL. In this tutorial we will present the basic concepts behind PL/SQL and the general appearance of a PL/SQL program, covering general structure, control statements and basic units of the PL/SQL language.
We will then focus on best scripting practices -things that each developer should know in order to write efficient code and avoid common traps.

 

Friday 8 June

09:00 Tuning, Luca Canali & Dawid Wojcik & Eric Grancher
In this session, you will learn how to understand what prevents your application from running as fast as you would like (wait event, SQL monitor, Oracle Enterprise Manager, etc.). In the second part, we will share some indications on how to improve the performance (execution plan, table and index statistics, hinting, SQL baseline, etc.).
You will also learn the key points of how to address complex performance issues in a systematic way and to address performance issues in a quantitative way. A few examples and common pitfalls will be presented.

10:30 Oracle tools and Bindings with languages, Mariusz Piorkowski & Others
This tutorial provides an introduction to common Oracle database administrative tools: how they work, how to install and configure them, how efficiently we can use them. We’ll also provide some practice examples of usage. We will cover the following tools: PL/SQL Developer, rlwrap, Benthic Software – (Golden 6.0) and SQL Developer.
The second part of this presentation will address the topic of language bindings, including OCI, OCCI, JAVA, Perl and Python, for example.

 

For more information, please see the Indico page.

14 May 2012 Training
Welcome to your new IT website!

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the new IT website on 10 April 2012!

The aim is to replace many of the existing (and often out-dated) IT sites, and in particular the information content will be actively managed. Content editors have been identified, and have an active responsibility to maintain their pages.

It will take some time to move some of the asociated websites into the new structure, but we believe that deploying the new site now will already bring benefits.

Structure of the site

You will see that the site has been separated IT Staff content from User content. This is to ensure that the right information is clearly targeted to the appropriate audience.

This 'Noticeboard' page that you see directly under 'For IT Staff' will contain administrative and informative notices for staff (eg news relating to travel, meetings, department-wide socials etc).

The rest of the site should be fairly intuitive.

We hope this new site responds better to your needs and helps you find what you want, faster. Please do not hesitate to provide feedback - it will help us improve the site to help you. There is a Feedback link at the bottom of the page; alternatively e-mail it-webmaster@cern.ch and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bonne lecture...

Cath Noble, Tim Bell, Greg Timofiejew and the content editors

30 Mar 2012

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