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The IMDEA Software Institute (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Software Development Technologies) is a non-profit research institute promoted by the Regional Government of Madrid, Spain. The Institute’s goal is to perform the research of excellence required to devise methods that enable the cost-effective development of software products with sophisticated functionality and high quality, i.e., secure, reliable, and efficient.

The IMDEA Software Institute is committed to excellence in research and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector. The Institute attracts talent from all over the world and has built a truly international environment. The working language at the IMDEA Software Institute is English.

The IMDEA Software Institute is located in the Montegancedo Science and Technology Park on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Madrid, Spain.

More information about the Institute can be found at:

Job description

The IMDEA Software Institute is seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to deploy, manage and troubleshoot the IT systems and networks of the Institute. The tasks to be carried out will be, among others:

• Overseeing all Institute’s IT systems and networks

• Monitoring and managing the automatic domotics systems that handle the lights, heating, etc. of the Institute

• Server and network configuration and administration

• Installing and managing applications installed in corporate devices

• Web development and maintenance

• Managing IP telephony switchboard and phones

• Setting up and monitoring backup systems

• Purchasing of equipment, accessories, software licenses, as well as maintenance contracts

• Keeping the databases with the information on Institute staff up-to-date


Candidates should meet the following requirements:

- Strong knowledge in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Telecommunications

- Expert Linux systems administrator

- Fluent in English speaking, writing, and reading

- Fluent in Spanish speaking, writing, and reading

We offer

The selected candidate will join a highly qualified team working in a dynamic, international environment and interacting with cutting-edge technologies. The IT team is in charge of providing IT infrastructure of the highest quality for the researchers and the rest of the staff at the Institute. It also interacts very closely with REDIMadrid, the Research Telecommunications Network for the Comunidad de Madrid, which is managed by another team at the IMDEA Software Institute.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic team in charge of modern software and hardware infrastructure. The Institute hosts Gitlab, Jitsi, Mattermost, and research-oriented services running on dozens of fully-monitored virtual machines deployed on high-end (100+ cores) servers using ZFS and specialized storage hardware for backup and disaster recovery, deployed in a modern data center with redundant cooling and power supplies. The internal network uses optic fiber and hi-speed switches and is connected to the main Madrid network with a 100Gbps redundant optic fiber (managed, like the rest of the Madrid network, by the Institute itself). In addition, we have several multimedia rooms with videoconferencing systems, free EV charging, and the plan of evolving towards using solar energy to increase the sustainability of the Institute. As part of these efforts, the IMDEA Software building is fully controlled by an automation system that takes care of lighting, climate control, and access controls.

IMDEA Software considers the capabilities of its staff as the most valuable asset and pays special attention to their training. It offers flexible working conditions to reconcile personal life with work. The Institute is goal-focused, and the evaluation of performance is based on personal and team achievements, rather than physical presence.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at using reference code 2021-09-sysadmin-linuxadmin. Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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