Employment opportunities at JIVE

The Joint Institute for VLBI - European Research Infrastructure Consortium (JIVE) is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced

Linux- / Networking engineer

Job description
JIVE, together with many other astronomical institutes around the world, is directly involved in the design and the development of the newest generation radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). This telescope will be located in South Africa and Australia, and will be far more sensitive than the largest current radio telescopes (http://www.skatelescope.org).

In 2014 JIVE joined in a collaboration with ASTRON and a number of Dutch universities. The aim of this collaboration is to stimulate and expand the development of SKA in the Netherlands. This is funded through the "National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities" by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

For this project we are inviting applications for an appointment as Linux / Networking engineer. The responsibilities of the engineer will include the management of server, storage and switching hardware and support in the continued development of e-VLBI. This technique involves streaming data in real-time from the telescopes to the processing hardware at JIVE, through optical fibre networks. Another aspect will be the implementation and testing of new methods to distribute clock and frequency standards via public networks.

Job requirements
• Education at HBO level or equivalent work experience;
• Throrough knowledge of Linux;
• Experience with the maintenance and centralised management of various hardware like servers and raid systems;
• Knowledge of routing and switching hardware, transport protocols and electronics will be considered an advantage;
• Good command of written and spoken English is essential.

• A full-time appointment for one year, with the possibility of an extension of an additional year;
• An excellent package of secondary benefits.

The organisation
The mission of JIVE is to operate the data processor for the European VLBI Network (EVN). JIVE provides support to the world-wide EVN user community and also supports EVN operations. JIVE actively works towards the technical development and improvement of the VLBI observing technique in general. JIVE has its headquarters in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands, where it is hosted by ASTRON. The new appointee will be formally employed by NWO.

Additional information on JIVE and the EVN can be found on http://www.jive.eu en http://www.evlbi.org. For more information on this job offer, please contact Arpad Szomoru (szomoru [at] jive [dot] nl, +31 521 596509).

Please send your application and CV to JIVE via e-mail: personnel [at] astron [dot] nl (mentioning reference number JIVE2015/02), by April 30, 2015.



Information for foreign employees at JIVE and ASTRON is available via the ASTRON web site. A general list of astronomy related jobs can be found at the AAS Job Register.

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