Computing Engineer (ST-AD, Analysis and Design)
As part of the storage development team the candidate will contribute to the design, development and optimisation of large scale data transfer and data storage solutions for the physics community at CERN and the World-Wide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). The task will initially include the participation in the rota for the FTS service provided by the section and an active participation in the communication with experiment and external WLCG site responsible for planning the data management evolution. The required developments will then evolve following the future priorities of the group.
Required skills include:
• excellent software development and debugging skills with distributed systems in C++ and Python
• Linux system level skills for the storage and/or networking subsystems
• database development and optimisation skills eg for MySQL or similar systems
• knowledge of the physics processing workflow and data management tools would be an advantage.
Computing Technical Engineer / Technician (ST-TAB, Tapes Archives and Backups)
As a part of the tape and backup teams, the successful candidate will contribute to the installation, configuration, operation, monitoring and support of CERN’s tape-based archive and backup services provided by CASTOR and IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly TSM). The role includes performing service interventions, resolve service unavailability incidents and escalating issues to developers and/or vendors. It also involves responding to user tickets and interacting with external service suppliers and support companies as necessary.
Skills required include: In-depth knowledge of storage hardware (disk arrays, RAID, Fibre channel SAN), Linux admin and device drivers, experience with Python/shell scripting and automation/monitoring tools (Puppet/Kibana).