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Become member of a team that builds and operates the system to drive one of the large experiments of the CERN Large Hadron Collider! As a computing engineer, you will join the central detector control system team of the ATLAS experiment within the CERN Experimental Physics Department (EP).
The EP Department carries out basic research in the field of experimental and theoretical particle physics. It aims at providing a stimulating scientific atmosphere and remains an important reference centre for the European physics community. It contributes to the education and training of young scientists.
Within the ATLAS Detector Operation Group (ADO), the Detector Control System (DCS) enables equipment supervision of all ATLAS sub-detectors using a system of detector front-end interface hardware and a back-end of ~150 server machines running the industrial SCADA product WinCC OA. This highly distributed system reads, processes and archives of the order of 106 operational parameters. Higher level control system layers allow automatic control procedures, efficient error recognition and handling, and manage the communication with external systems such as the LHC and the CERN technical infrastructure. You will join the team responsible for developing common tools and supporting sub-detector developments in particular for the LHC high luminosity upgrade. Further, your team is taking care of the system operation in the control and counting rooms of the experiment.
As Computing Engineer in the in the ATLAS central detector control system support team, you will take a leading role in respect to the design, development, commissioning and operation of control systems. You will more specifically:
Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of experimental physics, computing or engineering or a related field.
Would be an advantage:
Spoken and written English or French: ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts. Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in at least one of the two languages.
Eligibility and closing date:
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 03.09.2021 at 12:00 pm CET (midday).
Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.
These functions require:
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: EP-ADO-SO-2021-96-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Computing Engineer