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Linux Scientific Platform Specialist

  • Salaire: CHF70 - CHF80 per hour
  • Type d'emploi: Contract, Full-time
  • Lieu: Basel
  • Secteur: Pharma & Life Sciences
  • Date de mise en ligne: 31/05/2017
  • Référence du poste: J366528AJMK-170517
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Linux Scientific Platform Specialist

Experis IT is Europe's leading IT recruitment agency. We are dedicated to connecting talented individuals with Business opportunities across a number of professional sectors, with IT being at the heart of our operations.

One of the biggest international pharmaceutical companies with HQ in Basel is looking for a Linux Scientific Platform Specialist with Experience in a pharmaceutical environment.

This is a challenging contracting position starting in August 2018 until the end of the year.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Ensures installation, configuration and operation of the scientific platform environment to achieve the performance and agility of the various applications supported (in the range of several hundreds)
  • Definition of HPC/HTC workflows and job submission optimization activities
  • Assist with scientific application and data analysis tool set build, installation, configuration, maintenance and advanced tuning
  • Contributes to the concept, planning and execution of projects


  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor computer science or equivalent, ideally a Master
  • 7 years of experience working with large scale Linux/HPC environments
  • Knowledge of HPC cluster build and management tools (e.g. bright, xcat)
  • Knowledge of Workload management and architecture, queue configuration, such as SLURM
  • 10 years general Linux system administration skills: DevOps approach
  • Senior level technical operational skills, such as troubleshooting, capacity planning, and root cause analysis
  • Scientific knowledge or awareness - bioinformatics, cheminformatics, life sciences; desirable understanding of Computer Systems Validation and ITIL concept
  • Professional Linux related certifications
  • Fluent in English

Nice to Haves:

  • Desirable experience, installation and configuration of scientific applications particularly on a Linux/Unix platform (e.g. Schrodinger, Moe, Bowtie, Gromacs, R, Python, Matlab, Topspin, Pipeline Pilot) and 2)
  • Experience of Linux build and packaging tools (e.g. Make, CMake, Easybuild, RPM, Yum)
  • Good German skills
  • Programming skills in high level languages such as Java or C++ are a plus
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, GCP

Location: Basel

Start Date. 01.08.2017

If you are a result oriented Senior Scientific Platform Specialist currently looking for a challenging new position that applies to your skills, then we look forward to receive your application!

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