Senior System Administrator Philips Research

Posted Feb 21, 2019
Project ID: PHILJP00019397
Eindhoven , Noord Brabant
4 months (Mar 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
0 - 83 €/hr
Senior System Administrator Philips Research

Interact with innovative Research projects where you will boost our innovations by enabling the implementation of application stacks on our “on premise” and public cloud-based infrastructures. You will bring in your expertise in the field of cluster computing and cloud technologies and support our teams in creating breakthrough innovations.

The role will encompass the use of a broad range of Cluster computing and Amazon AWS technologies, operating systems (Linux) as well as container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).

You are responsible for
the proper operation of our “on premise” Linux based IT infrastructures as well as for support of projects that make use of IT resources in the AWS cloud together with your colleagues by: 
• Deploying, automating, maintaining and managing “on premise” and AWS based IT environments; 
• Support the infrastructures that Research projects use to implement their applications stacks “on premise” and on AWS; 
• System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains; 
• Suggesting technology improvements, recommending process improvements; 
• Evaluate new technology options and vendor products; • Ensuring critical system security through the use of best in class (cloud) security solutions;

You are a part of
The Digital Platform Solutions department whose mission is to accelerate the creation of new digital propositions by providing deep knowledge and expertise on digital platforms, big data lifecycle management, software development and cloud and high-performance computing (HPC). We are part of Philips Research.

The Digital Platform Solutions department whose mission is to accelerate the creation of new digital propositions by providing deep knowledge and expertise on digital platforms, big data lifecycle management, software development and cloud and cluster computing. We are part of Philips Research. 

Philips Research is the source of many advanced developments in Healthcare, Lifestyle and Technology. Building on 100 years of experience in industrial research and our world-leading patent position, we are dedicated to bringing meaningful innovations that improve people's lives. 

We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and first-of-a-kind product development. For more insights you can visit:

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience 
• B.Sc. or master’s in computer science or other equivalent technical discipline; 
• Professional commitment to high quality, and a passion for learning new skills; 
• Strong team player with the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively in a geographically disperse working environment; 
• Solid experience as a Linux system administrator (Red Hat, centos, Ubuntu); 
• Solid experience with automation of IT infrastructures (ansible); • Programming skills: Perl, Python, shell scripting and/or Go; 
• Experience in deploying LDAP, Kerberos, NFS V4.x. 
• Experience with container technologies (e.g. Docker and Kubernetes); 
• Understanding network topologies and common network protocols and services (DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, FTP, SMTP); 
• Experience with system monitoring tools (e.g. Nagios); 
• Experience with using a broad range of AWS technologies to develop and maintain secure AWS based cloud solutions; 
• Experience in using configuration management tools (Git); 
• Experience with storage solutions and network access protocols; • Ability to analyze and resolve complex infrastructure resource and application deployment issues; 
• Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential;

In return, we offer you 
The chance to define how healthcare systems work together via open standards. Participate in implementations using these standards – from prototype, to trial to actual products using the latest SW technologies. Promote the use of standards to colleagues, discuss, and collect the needs for standards with Philips businesses. 

If you enjoy working in an energetic atmosphere, with other professionals who share a passion for improving people’s lives, you belong with us.

Why should you join Philips? 
Working at Philips is more than a job. It is a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. 

To find out more about what it is like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog
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