Cloud Engineer

With European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Hinxton - GB

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Posted on January 08, 2020

About this job

Compensation: £42k - 47k
Location options: Visa sponsor, Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level
Industry: Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Software
Company size: 501–1k people
Company type: Public


cloud, linux

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated technical person to take on a role as a Cloud Engineer at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). Located within a beautiful research campus near Cambridge, EMBL-EBI offers a unique opportunity to acquire professional experience in an international scientific environment with access to cutting edge technologies.    

Your role

This exciting role develops and supports our cloud infrastructure which includes Openstack, Kubernetes and VMware. We are passionate about cloud technology and making it work effectively for complex workloads. We are looking for an applicant who shares this vision and is prepared to actively collaborate with team members to innovate and support cutting edge cloud computing environments at EMBL-EBI.

The role is diverse, from system administration to creating infrastructure as code, good communication skills being a key part of the process. We consider personal development and continuous learning an important aspect of the role, and with this ethos the team keeps abreast of the latest technology.

You have

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Experience of Linux administration
  • Should be comfortable working collaboratively in an agile environment, with an automation oriented mindset.
  • Excellent English and communication skills and be able to work well within a team.
  • Being user focused is very important as the role will often include interacting with internal and external users by answering queries and developing documentation.

You might also have

In addition we will be looking for those individuals with any experience of 

  • OpenStack or other cloud layer implementation and administration
  • VMware vSphere administration and design
  • Kubernetes architecture and administration (note these are not mandatory and you will be able to learn and develop your skills in these with us)

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.

Apply here