Work at NSC

National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) at Linköping University is one of Sweden’s largest high-performance computing and storage (HPC) centres, with some 30 staff members and currently managing compute resources of over 40,000 CPU cores and multi-Petabyte storage facilities. NSC has been providing supercomputing resources to the Swedish academic community, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and SAAB for some 25 years. NSC is also part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC), an organization that coordinates investments and services for the benefit of researchers at Swedish universities. Similarly to almost all HPC centres, worldwide, we use a Linux environment to deliver our compute resources. Our flagship is the 400+ TFlops cluster named Triolith and new systems are always in the procurement pipe at NSC.

At NSC, you will be working on challenging issues to get modern high-performance computing to function optimally. The skilled multi-national staff together has a wide range of competences, for instance to perform leading edge, scalable storage deployments, data security and integrity, system administration, operational security, optimising code for parallel systems and much more. NSC is involved in a number of international collaborations, e.g. PRACE for future European large-scale computing, EGI for the European grid infrastructure, and IS-ENES for creating a pan-European infrastructure for climate calculations.

NSC is now looking for several junior and senior system experts in the fields of IT security and data storage. Your final job description may fall in one of the two categories or in a combination of the two, depending on your background and preferences as well as our immediate needs. Our work environment is informal and fast-moving, creating possibilities to steer your future development according to interests.

More details to be found at

Currently, we have the following open positions:

System Expert in IT security
Systemexpert i IT-säkerhet

Work Description

You will participate in various local, national, and international projects to design and implement security solutions, provide security related assistance and advice, and respond to security incidents.


  • Experience from, or interest in, one or several of the following subject areas is beneficial:
  • Linux kernel and user space security
  • Network security
  • Secure coding practices
  • Code inspection
  • Two-factor authentication systems
  • Security incident response
  • Computer forensics
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • SIEM
  • X.509 and other crypto systems
  • A passion for picking things apart to see what makes them tick

System Expert in Distributed Systems
Systemexpert i distribuerade system

Work Description

You will participate in various local, national, and international projects concerned with hardware and software solutions in a distributed Linux environment. Specific work tasks and areas include:

  • Storage system operation and configuration
  • Write user and system documentation
  • Provide user support
  • Track down and analyze bugs and errors
  • Maintain a high level of system stability, security and data integrity
  • Re-evaluate best practices in terms of solution robustness and performance on a continuous basis
  • Long and short term capacity planning
  • Watch, evaluate and deploy new technology


Experience from, or interest in, one or several of the following subject areas is beneficial:

  • Distributed systems and Linux
  • Distributed storage system iRODS, dCache, GPFS, Lustre
  • Systems administration of large scale computing resources
  • Script languages
  • Computer security
  • Disk and tape storage
  • Software for long term storage and backup

General qualifications

For the positions the following general criteria apply:

  • We seek thorough, methodical and driven people motivated by challenges and a desire to explore the forefront of technology.
  • Much of the work is performed in international distributed teams, which means that good communication skills and self-management abilities are vital and you must be fluent in oral and written English and preferably have a working knowledge of Swedish.
  • We want you who are good at understanding user perspectives and needs and like to offer a good service to users.
  • You should be fluent in Linux and be in command of a selection of Python and scripting languages, as these are essential tools.
  • A suitable educational background is a bachelor or master degree in Computational Science, or equivalent competence.

LiU shall continue to develop as an attractive and creative work place characterised by equal opportunities, and therefore works actively to promote diversity and gender equality. A majority of the technical experts within NSC are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Starting date: By agreement.

Salary: The university applies individual salaries according to the applicant’s competence and the market. Please notify your salary desires in the application.

Further information

Director: Patrick Norman , tel +46-13-28 16 88, e-mail .

Technical Director: Niclas Andersson, tel +46-13-28 14 64, e-mail .

HR Officer: Eva-Britt Berglund, tel +46-13-28 14 50, e-mail Please contact Eva-Britt regarding the terms of employment and the formal procedures.

Union representatives

For contact with union representatives see


To apply, please register your profile and attach your application documents via the link no later than 2014-10-06. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Electronic documents must be sent as PDF or Word file.

You can also send your application, marked with the corresponding Registration number LiU-2014-01536, accompanied by the list of your personal qualifications and other documents to:

Linköpings universitet 
S-581 83 Linköping 
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