All-round IT administrator

Job description


​imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer.

University of Antwerp – imec IDLab Research group

The Internet & Data Lab (IDLab) is an imec research group at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University. IDLab focuses its research on internet technologies and data science. IDLab is a joint research initiative between Ghent University and the University of Antwerp. Bringing together 300 internet experts, we develop technologies outperforming current solutions for communication subsystems, high speed and low power networking, distributed computing and multimedia processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence and web semantics. Within Antwerp, where you will work, the overall IDLab research areas are machine learning and wireless networking. IDLab has a unique research infrastructure used in numerous national and international collaborations.

IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (R&D centers from international companies, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SME’s, as well as numerous ambitious startups).

For further development of the IDLab research group, we need an all-round system administrator to help manage our cutting-edge IT infrastructure. We have a unique international team, which is driving innovation forward. To support them, we need a system administrator who can help us tame clouds (Azure) and user equipment. You will be managing our different tenants and solutions, applying operational and security solutions, helping our researchers move forward.

The job

We are looking for a system administrator who will set up and maintain a multitude of systems, ranging from laptops to cloud infrastructure.

  • You are responsible for maintaining the main backend systems in use at IDLab Antwerp, including:
    • Our Azure tenants
    • Our hosted office suites
    • General services such as webservers, databases and an LDAP
    • A Proxmox VM cluster
  • You maintain several firewall systems ensuring the logical separation and security of the different IDLab subnets.
  • In case of (technical), IT-related questions from your colleagues, you are willing to assist them to solve their problems

Job requirements

  • You have a Bachelor or master’s degree in computer science, informatics or electrical engineering or equivalent through experience or self-study.
  • You have experience in system administration, in particular with Azure solutions
  • You have experience with Linux systems
  • You have a keen interest in devops.
  • You are well-organized and able to autonomously plan and execute tasks.
  • You are a team player and have excellent communication skills in English.
  • You are experienced in scripting languages (e.g. Bash, Python, Perl).