The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is operated by ETH Zurich and is located in Lugano, Switzerland. CSCS develops and provides key supercomputing capabilities for solving important problems in science and society. At CSCS, you will have the opportunity to work with world-leading computer systems, large-scale storage, leading-edge networking technologies and applications for a wide variety of different research areas. To reinforce our dynamic and multi-cultural team we are looking for a
Group Lead for the Network, Security, and Central Services Team
The vacancy is within the High Performance Computing (HPC) Operations unit, which is responsible for the management of multiple HPC systems such as a Cray XC50, various InfiniBand clusters, as well as a multi-Petabytes high-performance site-wide storage infrastructure. CSCS was Switzerland's first service provider for the scientific community to offer a high-performance, 100 gigabit per second network connection. The center is in the process of offering a new service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, which is based on OpenStack technology. A key responsibility of the Group lead will be to manage a team of network, security and system engineers, who are in charge of CSCS data center and office network infrastructure, security, firewall and central services including authentication and authorization. The candidate must be able to set priorities, set and assign work plans, develop and enforce IT policies, and interact closely with CSCS customers. The group lead reports directly to the Head of HPC Operations section and will be part of the HPC operations leadership team.
The successful candidate is expected to hold a university degree in science or engineering (or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience) and must have demonstrated experience of over 5 years in combining knowledge of networking including software defined networking, security and authentication and authorization technologies within a data center environment. An ideal candidate must be keen on deploying latest technologies into production facilitating scientists in solving critical problems. Experience in procuring, managing and supporting mission-oriented solutions for customers will be considered a plus. Demonstrated experience in managing teams and projects, and in organising delivery of networking and security services on time and on budget is highly desirable for this position. The candidate is expected to collaborate and contribute to Swiss, European and International projects in the areas of networking, security and identity management.
Our preferred candidate will have strong leadership and networking skills, and be a clear communicator who can think creatively in solving technical problems as well as organisational issues. We are looking for a leader with sound interpersonal and communication skills, who is fluent in English. Knowledge of Italian, German and/or French would be an advantage.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas and certificates of employment. Please address your application to Ms. Stephanie Frequente, Human Resources. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. We also do not take agency applications into consideration.

For further information about the CSCS please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Sadaf Alam, Head of HPC Operations, by e-mail (no applications).