DevOPS Engineer

Description of the new tasks to be covered in the BE-CO group

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DevOPS Engineer

Description of the activity to be covered

The Infrastructure (IN) section of the Control group (CO) in the Beam Department (BE) at CERN is in charge, among other things, of the specification, procurement, administration and support of the CERN Accelerator computing infrastructure. In particular, it provides support for the procurement, licensing, installation and configuration of the CO Enterprise integrated development tools. Relying specifically on ATLASSIAN toolchain, CO-IN aims at unifying its developments, automating and monitoring all steps of the software construction (integration, testing and deployment) as well as documentation creation and sharing and for issues tracking. To fulfil its mission, the IN section develops a strong partnership with the CERN IT department which brings it the base information technologies, especially data storage, networks, and controls security.

This job shall cover essentially the support and maintenance of our ATLASSIAN toolchain (JIRA, Confluence, etc.), licensing, installation, configuration and seamless integration with the IT centralized services (Identity management, E-mail, GIT, Database, etc.). This activity covers also developments (Web portal, plugins, scripts, etc.) to customize our tools and workflows and finally, the user support: creation of new spaces in WIKI and JIRA, access permission, bug fixes and maintenance of dedicated interfaces with the IT Help Desk Ticketing solution (SNOW).

Section to be integrated


Technical managers


Desired start date

January 2019

Estimated duration of the activity


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Senior Engineer

Main place of work

CERN - Geneva

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Proven background in the field of system administration and project management tools (academic or technical engineer) with specific knowledge of the ATLASSIAN suite and Linux operating system. MS Windows would be a plus.


Other qualifications


  • Knowledge of English (French would be a plus)
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and write technical documents



  • JIRA, Confluence, Crowd, Bamboo, Fisheye, Crucible, Portfolio
  • GIT, CI/CD, Jenkins, BitBucket
  • MySQL, related database maintenance


Basics of Python, Ruby on rails, SQL, Openstack and Openshift platforms would be an advantage.


An exhaustive knowledge of the tools is not required but the candidate must be able to acquire enough skills on most of them (and potentially others) – with training possibly dispensed by the CERN means - that will allow providing the requested service.

Interested candidates should submit :

  1. a cover letter
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. a Master ’s degree certificate or equivalent in a relevant field
  4. at a minimum, the names of 2 referees, or two letters of recommendation, and/or employment certificate/s
  5. any other relevant certificates

by email to the HR Administrator or

Updated: 12/24/18