European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Storage Administrator

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

About the team/job

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Storage Administrator who is keen to learn and try new, many times cutting-edge, systems and technologies. They will be joining the Systems Infrastructure Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK. This position is in the Storage team which is responsible for EBI’s central storage.

Your role

You will be managing some of EBI’s large scale object, file and block storage systems together with the other three storage administrators. This will include storage used by EBI’s researchers, Production Teams, Services and private cloud infrastructures.

You have

  • A degree in Computer Science or related discipline or have equivalent work experience and the ability to work effectively in English

  • Experience and interest in managing Enterprise class storage systems

  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • The desire to learn and keep up with technology advances

  • Personal organisation, time management, and excellent communications skills are essential.

You might also have

Experience in:

  • Isilon

  • NetApp

  • GPFS

  • Lustre

  • SAN based systems

  • Puppet or Ansible configuration management

  • Linux systems

  • Monitoring (Zabbix etc.)

  • Object storage

Why join us

At EMBL-EBI, we help scientists realise the potential of ‘big data’ in biology by enabling them to exploit complex information to make discoveries that benefit mankind.

Working for EMBL-EBI gives you an opportunity to apply your skills and energy for the greater good.

As part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), we are a non-profit, intergovernmental organisation funded by 27 member states and two associate member states.

We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK, and our 850 staff are engineers, technicians, scientists and other professionals from all over the world.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation. For more information about pay and benefits click here

We have an informal culture, international working environment and excellent professional development opportunities but one of the really amazing things about us is the concentration of technical and scientific expertise – something you probably won’t find anywhere else.

If you’ve ever visited the campus you’ll have experienced first-hand our friendly, collegial and supportive atmosphere, set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. Our staff also enjoy excellent sports facilities including a gym, a free shuttle bus, an on-site nursery, cafés and restaurant and a library.

What else you need to know

To view a copy of the full job description please click here

To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

EMBL-EBI is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women, who are currently under-represented at all levels.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Applications will close at 23:00 GMT on the date listed above.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: embl-EBI01592