Research Engineer and System Administrator Position


Deadline for receipt of applications: October 15th , 2023 23:59 (16 October 2023, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The candidate will work in the NETCOM-lab research Group, led by Albert Banchs.

The NETCOM-lab Group is looking for a research engineer and System Administrator to join its research effort on large research infrastructures. The research engineer will work under the supervision of Albert Banchs and Ignacio Berberana. The research engineer will be in charge of deploying, configuring and programming a large research infrastructure, including a portal to collect requests of use from external researchers. The research engineer will also be in charge of helping researchers to deploy research experiments, performing analysis of research data, and administering the equipment of the SLICES-Mad research infrastructure.

Skills Required

The position requires competences in:

  • Programming in Python, Python, Java, C, CSS, Javascript, C++ and other high-level languages.
  • Web site programming.
  • Statistical knowledge for data analysis.
  • Linux system administration.
  • Network administration.
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Knowledge on electrical cabling and power meters.

Academic Qualifications

  •  Bachelor in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field.

Contract Duration & Type:

The position offers:

  • Full-time (40 h/week) contract.
  • The possibility of developing high-end systems and acquiring system administration skills.
  • A chance to gain experience with large research infrastructure platforms.
  • A unique opportunity to work with cutting-edge research experimental platforms.
  • A vibrant, collaborative, multi-cultural and English-speaking environment.


This contract is part of the ESFRI-SLICES-CM project, financed by the Community of Madrid.

Equal Employment Opportunity

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

  1. Remember to select the following option: Research Engineer & Support: [Research Engineer / System Administrator] [NETCOM-lab Group] [2023]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: October 15th , 2023 23:59 (16 October 2023, 14:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Albert BANCHS