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At the University of Vienna (with 15 faculties, 4 centers, around 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 employees and over 92.000 students) not only is IT diversity practiced in research and teaching, but a digital and open landscape for research in Austria is being created.

We are looking for an IT system architect as part of the national project Austrian DataLAB and Services. The goal is to increase usability and lower the learning curve for researchers and students when using compute resources in their daily work. We are looking for an experienced engineer to assist us in building a prototypical federated private cloud and in designing best practices for its usage. In this position you will be responsible for the design and development of systems for the transfer of large amounts of data from research for data management and subsequently for preservation. In addition to being proficient in software development, solid knowledge in system administration is also important. This position is limited to June 30th 2024.

IT System architect (32h)

at the Vienna University Computer Center

Your tasks:

  • Design and development of an infrastructure for compute research data
  • Requirements Engineering and collecting use cases in academia
  • Implementation of IaaS and PaaS for (friendly) users
  • Assistance in network design choices
  • Assistance on the federated AuthN (local AuthZ) implementations
  • Contribution and support of a security first approach
  • Documentation

Your profile:

  • Knnowledge in software development (Perl, Python or PHP) and practical experience in using modern tech stacks
  • Knowledge of API development and expertise in the development of open-source software
  • Knowledge in container virtualization (Docker) and system administration (LINUX)
  • Knowledge of at least one Cloud Stack (public or private)
  • Knowledge of tooling (preferably open source; Elastic, Prometheus, Loki, Jaeger, Grafana, Kibana, Sysdig) is an advantage
  • Understanding of Networking (TCP/IP), NAT and virtualized networks
  • Experience with OpenStack is beneficial but not required
  • Solid English skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team, especially during remote work
  • Can-do attitude

We offer:

  • Cooperation in an innovative, future-oriented team that wants to shape the national system landscape for digital research proactively
  • Autonomy and great design freedom
  • Visibility of your results in an inspiring professional environment and exchange with experts
  • Compatibility of work and leisure / family time due to flexible working hours
  • Home office
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Good transport connection

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §54 VwGr. IVa. The actual salary including an overpayment of at least € 3,100.00 (on a full-time basis) is based on your qualifications and relevant work experience.

Raman Ganguly (+43-1-4277-14189) will be happy to answer any question.

We look forward to receiving your application mentioning the reference number 12723, not later than 30.11.2022 preferred via our Job Center or via Mail

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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