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System Specialist

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We are looking for a System Specialist to join our team

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. We shape a sustainable future by making research breakthroughs in and across our disciplines, sparking the game changers of tomorrow and creating novel solutions to major global challenges. Our community is made up of 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff working on our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

Aalto University IT Services supports our researchers, teachers, students and other staff by producing world class services that make their work easier, more flexible, comprehensive and secure regardless of time and location. We are a community of over 140 committed and talented IT experts.

Your role

As a System Specialist in the Cloud & Apps team you participate in the smooth operations of our IT systems, often working with the middleware and OS layer.

In this role you will:

  • Design, build, support and maintain IT systems. Take direct responsibility for specific IT systems, and have a supportive role in others
  • Work together with other specialists from the Operations teams, as well as with our internal IT and end customers (e.g., research groups using VM’s)
  • Participate in the upkeep of the VM fleet from the OS/middleware layer
  • Strive actively to further develop our systems and operating models, while having a keep business running mindset

We also encourage you to develop your skills and participate in the IT transformation of systems to the cloud computing era.

What we offer

We offer you an interesting, responsible, challenging and contributing role in the heart of Aalto’s digitalization. Your work will have direct impact to the research, teaching and societal impact at Aalto University. 

We offer great possibilities for competence development and career advancement. You’ll be working in a Cloud & Apps team, with close co-operation of our cloud computing experts. In addition to your main responsibilities, you get to develop your expertise for cloud computing (e.g., on Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AWS).

Aalto University puts great focus on employee wellbeing, offering flexible working time and location opportunities to suit your working style. We will work with you to form the best possible work experience during your employment in Aalto University!

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What we are looking for

We’re looking for a system specialist with experience from similar positions.

  • Proven critical-thinking skills and problem-solving attitude.
  • Ability to work independently on critical IT systems. More of a generalist than focused on a specific technology
  • Ability to consider the full lifecycle of the services (e.g., reliability, security) together with stakeholders

Technologies needed

  • Knowledge of Linux operating systems, knowledge of Red Hat (or derivatives such as CentOS or Fedora) environments are a bonus
  • Scripting knowledge (e.g., python or bash) with an automation mindset. Common DevOps tools knowledge is a bonus
  • Knowledge of common middleware working models and software, such as web serving and load balancing. For example: Apache, Nginx, PHP, Java.
  • Knowledge of common database systems operations (e.g., PostgreSQL)

You work well independently and together with team members. You can take responsibility even during busy schedules. You have good cooperation and good communication skills.

More than anything, we hope you are passionate about your field of work and enthusiastic about constantly innovating and learning something new together with others.

Aalto University is an international working environment, so we expect you to have good English and good Finnish language skills.

Ready to apply?

For more information about this position, please contact Mika Vatanen, IT Technology Lead, by phone (tel. +358 50 522 1025) on:

  • Monday 15.8. between 11.00 – 12.00,
  • Wednesday 17.8. between 15.00 – 16.00 or
  • Friday 19.8. between 9.00 – 9.30

Please apply by sending your application via the link below by the Sunday 21st of August 2022. As we are enjoying a relaxing summer holiday, we will start reviewing applications in the second week of August.

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