Part time server OPS

onsdag 06 jul 22

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Frist 15. august 2022
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DTU Food, the Division for Global Surveillance, is hiring a part-time server OPS (could be a student), who will be responsible for system administration on a small Linux cluster for research in life science. The position is for 1 year.

The job
The Division for Global Surveillance operates a number of small Linux clusters which are used for databases, web applications, visualization tools and other research support tasks for our group. We are currently looking for a student with a background in computer science, to be responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of these machine. Your job will be focused on traditional system administration tasks, hardware monitoring including software updates, user administration, NIS, security patching, backup schemes, OS installation, etc., with the aim at maintaining smooth operations with as little downtime as possible. We foresee a workload of 12 hours per week.

Our expectations of you
We expect that you have a fundamental understanding of the Linux operating system and some prior experience in system administration. You should be comfortable working in a terminal-based Linux environment and know the basics of shell scripting. Knowledge of python, container systems, and MySQL/MariaDB is preferred but not essential.

Apart from your technical skills, we expect that you have a sense of good practice in software development and that you understand the need for user-friendliness, accessibility, and documentation. We offer complete freedom in terms of work time scheduling, but we expect that you are willing to step in on short notice in case of a server emergency.

What we offer in return
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with the focus on research, teaching, innovation and scientific advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer a great flexibility in the position. In the area of technical and natural sciences, DTU is one of the leading research and education institutions in Europe.

Salary and appointment terms
You will be paid in accordance with the LC/CO10-collective agreement and the organizational agreement for IT Professionals (PROSA). 

The position is for 12 hours per week and the contract will be for 1 year. Starting date is 1 October 2022 (or according to mutual agreement.

Application and contact
Please submit your online application no later than 15 August 2022 (Danish time)You can apply for the position online at Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV, and possibly a link to your public git repositories or other relevant online resources. 

If you would like additional information about the position, please contact one of the associate professors Christian Brinch ( or Thomas Nordahl Petersen (

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The DTU National Food Institute

DTU Food conducts research into and disseminates - through advice, innovation and teaching - sustainable and value-creating solutions in the area of food and health for the benefit of society. The institute’s vision is to make a difference by generating future prosperity through research into food and health. The institute prevents disease and promotes health, develops new and better food products for a growing population and creates sustainable technological solutions. The institute’s tasks are carried out in a unique interdisciplinary cooperation in e.g. nutrition, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology, modelling and technology.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 13,400 students and 5,800 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.