The SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is an internationally recognized non-profit organization, dedicated to biological and biomedical data science. Its data scientists are passionate about creating knowledge and solving complex questions in many fields, from biodiversity and evolution to medicine. They provide essential databases and software platforms as well as bioinformatics expertise and services to academic, clinical, and industry groups. SIB federates the Swiss bioinformatics community of some 800 scientists, encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Institute contributes to keeping Switzerland at the forefront of innovation by fostering progress in biological research and enhancing health.

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To reinforce our team in Lausanne, Switzerland, we are seeking a
Linux Specialist


SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Work Location

Lausanne, Switzerland

Employment fraction


Type of contract


Job tasks

This position is located at our main office in Lausanne at the heart of the UNIL-EPFL Campus on the lakeshore. As Linux specialist, you will be part of our IT department and work on various aspects of our IT Infrastructure, in particular Linux systems design and administration. On a daily basis, you will operate and support existing services, participate to the improvement of our IT landscape, hardening systems, managing upgrades and architecting solutions.

Main Job tasks

  • Administration and installation of linux systems and related software.
  • Recommend, architect, implement and develop solutions.
  • Provide support for the various applications and services.
  • Create documentation of services for proper operation.
Profile requirements

Mandatory skills :

  • Expert in Linux system administration
  • Hands on knowledge of infrastructure automation (ie. Ansible)
  • Familiarity with container and orchestration technologies like Docker or Kubernetes
  • Fluent in French and English

Nice to have :

  • Knowledge of LDAP, Active Directory and/or modern IAM solution
  • Sound knowledge in Information Security
  • Familiarity with a programming language and continuous integration/deployment tools
  • Familiarity with Linux system components like iptables, pam auth modules, selinux, etc
  • Knowledge of VMware and/or Openstack administration
  • Knowledge of Database technologies
  • Knowledge in macOS and Windows system administration

We offer an exciting and challenging role with great potential for personal development within a unique organization providing the national and international life science community with a state-of-the-art bioinformatics infrastructure, including resources, expertise and services.
How to apply
If you are interested in this challenging and highly interesting position, please submit your application including CV and letter of motivation through our online portal by clicking the "Apply" button.