System Administrator
VU University of Amsterdam
Netherlands

Are you interested in assisting cutting edge education? Are you a technical person and do you enjoy administrating (Linux and other) systems in a university environment? Do you like the challenge of handling interesting and changing lab equipment? If so, talk to us!
The Computer Science Department at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has an offering for a system administrator to support education in Computer Science.

Locatie: AMSTERDAM
FTE:0,8 - 1

Job description

The department of computer science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is looking for a system administrator++ to support its education. In addition to the administration of existing systems, the job will involve active collaboration with university faculty to help set up new experimental environments and education systems (for practicals and thesis projects). In addition, the system administrator will be involved in configuring and testing new technologies in the
domains of networking, robotics, (clusters of) servers, IoT, etc.

Requirements

  • Master or bachelor computer science or system administration from a university or university of applied sciences (Dutch: HBO).
  • A strong background in system administration (at least Linux)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility and creativity to cope with dynamic environments and different groups of academic researchers and teachers

What are we offering?

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2.846 (scale 10)
and a maximum €4,474 (scale 10), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 3 months.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • possibility to save holiday hours, for sabbatical leave
  • contribution to commuting expenses

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor – from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.

The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.

About the department
The VU Department of Computer Science has approximately 170 staff members, including 35 tenured staff and 40-50 PhD students. Lecturers form a critical and essential basis for the functioning of the department, providing foundational education that helps determine the future of our students.

Our research and our students are diverse, covering disciplines such as Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, and Bioinformatics. Currently, we offer programs in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Information Sciences (BSc and MSc), and Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (MSc), with a total of around 1000 new students each year.

Application

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until June 1, 2022. 

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Peter Boven
Position: Department Manager
E-mail: p.f.boven@vu.nl


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