IT support and system administration

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Stockholm University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
AlbaNova Universitetscentrum
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University is seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic person to work with computing support within the department. We employ approximately 80 persons, many with an international background and are active in research, education and outreach.
The successful applicant will be part of a small team that is collectively responsible for computing support at the Department. The team's duties include:

  • specification, purchase, installation, configuration, day-to-day operation, maintenance (hardware, firmware and software) and decommissioning of the Department's workstations and servers, running mainly Debian GNU/Linux
  • support and advice to members of the Department in computing-related matters
  • acting as a liaison with the University's Division for IT Services
  • supporting the Director and the Board in matters of regulatory compliance and in strategic choices.

The job calls for a broad range of skills. The main requirements are:

  • strong analytic and troubleshooting skills
  • prior experience in administering a network of multiuser Linux systems (ideally Debian or one of its derivatives) using documented, reproducible, automated processes
  • security awareness
  • fluency in English, spoken and written.

The applicant should further be familiar with Kerberos, LDAP, NFS, version controlsystems (such as git), and configuration management systems (such as Puppet). (S)he should have sufficient programming skills to read and understand source code in the major languages (e.g., C, C++, Fortran, Java, Perl, Python, SQL) and make simple changes to existing programs. Also helpful (but not required) are a working knowledge of Swedish, experience in administering Windows and macOS, a research background in the physical sciences and pedagogical skills.

This is a part-time (80 %, but 100% can also be disscussed), indefinite-term position with a six-month trial period. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Included Benefits: 

Social benefits are granted according to the Swedish national system, including generous parental leave conditions and subsidized childcare.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Peter Lundqvist
Head of Department
Stockholm University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
SU FV-1051-18
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Peter Lundqvist
IT support position