Research platform engineer (developer/sysadmin) f/m

  • Company: Sorbonne Université
  • Job Location: PARIS - France
  • Date: June 19, 2019 12:24
  • Employment Type: temporary
  • Experience: senior
  • Job Functions:

    Information Technology

Job summary

We are looking for a talented person to manage and expand our digital research platforms. We propose you to learn and to be able to evolve towards the technologies that you are interested in, to propose your ideas and to be creative, to carry out varied tasks in autonomy and in team, and to work in an international and open environment. The essential working language is English (French is not a prerequisite).

Job description


You will be responsible for the FIT research platform ( development and/or operations of the federation depending on your profile and interests.

What we do

FIT is a web based solution providing researchers with an easy access to worldwide distributed resources (IoT, Wireless, Cloud) written in Python and React. We are also running a private cloud based on OpenStack and a Wireless lab, which are part of the FIT resources.

What we offer

You have an opportunity to gain or improve your skills in a variety of technologies (including but not limited to Python, JavaScript, OpenStack, Docker, Ansible, NoSQL/RMDB, Linux, Kubernetes) in live and high demand environment, that will be an enabler for your career as fullstack developer/SysAdmin or DevOps.

You will work with cut edge technologies, so you are more than welcome to introduce new solutions and new ideas to our ecosystem.

You will work in an international environment cooperating with developers in EU, US, and Asia.

You will participate in international conferences and meetings with partners.

If you wish, you will have a possibility in publishing into scientific papers – and if you find the research world interesting you can start a PhD. If your interest is more in the industrial world, you will do training and certification in recognized training centers.


Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary research university that provides training to 55,300 students including 4,400 doctoral students and 10,200 international students, and employs 6,700 teachers, research professors and researchers and 4,900 staff. Its budget is € 675 million.

The Computer Science Laboratory of Paris 6 (LIP6) is a research laboratory under the supervision of Sorbonne University and the CNRS. With 220 permanent researchers and 199 PhD students, LIP6 is the largest computer research laboratory in France.

The position is located within the team of Professor Serge Fdida, coordinator of the FIT infrastructure.

Other information

Position to be filled as soon as possible

One year contract (in French, a "CDD"), renewable twice

Position based on the Pierre and Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne University (4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France)

Occasional trips in France, Europe and abroad

International and open environment

Salary according to profile and experience (+ contribution to the Navigo public transport travel pass and to the canteen of the University)

Job qualifications


You have an experience in Web development such as PHP, Python, APIs, REST, Websocket, RabbitMQ, Javascript, React, git, and databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL.


You have an experience in managing and monitoring infrastructure based on Linux in virtualized environments.


You want to develop your skills in all those domains.

You speak English (French is not a prerequisite for the job).

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