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State of the art Network/System Architects

The Faculty of Science, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, is looking for two State of the art Network/System Architects

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Niels Bohrweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


  • Maintain and develop the research network and computing infrastructure of LIACS;
  • Interact with computer science researchers to introduce innovation to the LIACS computing landscape;
  • Support the scientific use of the LIACS computing facilities;
  • Interact with computing and systems specialists of the Faculty and the University.


  • An MSc or BSc in Computer Science, or a related field (University or University of Applied Sciences/HBO);
  • Love for computers and a deep understanding of state of the art scientific computing facilities;
  • Ability to maintain and improve a diverse and complex computing infrastructure: among the applications are high-performance computing, machine learning, image processing, data science, security, robotics, and high-throughput networking;
  • Knowledge and experience of and/or interest in high-tech computing systems, appropriate programming skills;
  • Network skills: switches, routers, fibers, firewalls, routing protocols;
  • Communication and service oriented skills to support the users of the facilities (both students and researchers) and other technical staff at the university;
  • Knowledge of both Unix and Windows environments;
  • Service oriented, open minded, flexible thinking and communicative team player;
  • Willingness to be part of or lead a small team of specialist in a research environment;
  • Sufficient knowledge of English and Dutch.


We offer a full-time permanent position for initially one year. After a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended to a regular position. Salary range from € 3.746,- to € 5.127,- gross per month (pay scale 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. We wish to reflect society both in age, gender and culture, as we believe that this would optimize the dynamics in our organization. Therefore, we support and understand the need for a work/life/family balance and consequent varying working hours and places. In the Netherlands, a maternity allowance is standard for 16 weeks. Child care is available at and near the Bio Science Park.

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Harry Wijshoff, email h.a.g.wijshoff@liacs.leidenuniv.nl.