Wanted: System administrator

Wanted: System administrator

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11 Aug 21 Aug Maastricht

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Do you like solving difficult puzzles? And do you want to contribute to improving the services of the University Library (UL) with your solutions? Then read on quickly, because you might be the system administrator we are looking for.

Job description

“Supporting your academic goals.” That is what we do at the University Library (UL). And to make that happen, we invest in advanced services for research and education. Three of those services are central to this position: our WorldShare library system, Virtual Research Environment (VRE) service, and website. When working with these different systems, it is up to you to put the puzzle pieces in the right place, so that the users of our services (i.e., students, teachers and researchers) are optimally supported.

Your work focuses on:

  • WorldShare system administration. You keep our library system in good condition and in this way you contribute to optimally maintaining and even improving the findability and accessibility of our physical and digital research and education collections. You work in the backend of the system and you know how to translate our work processes into desired functionalities as optimal as possible.
  • System administration of our VRE service. A VRE is a SharePoint environment in which scientists from Maastricht University can collaborate on research projects with scientists from other institutions. You contribute to the acquisition and adjustment of new VREs.
  • System administration of web environments. You can functionally design a website and implement add-ons (WordPress Plugins) that can help fulfill user’s needs and improve the overall user experience for our websites and intranet.
  • Collaboration with the various departments within the University Library, the ICT service center (ICTS), and providers of IT and library systems such as OCLC. In addition, you actively maintain contacts and share best practices with other universities or providers).


Maastricht University (UM)


We are looking for you if you can quickly understand systems, and have good analytical and problem-solving skills. Some basic knowledge of SQL programming or advanced formulas in Excel is required to bulk edit, combine and analyze different system data. You are someone who can successfully complete tasks independently, and knows when it is necessary to involve colleagues and how that can be done.

Furthermore you have:

  • bachelor or master level;
  • a good command of the Dutch and English language;
  • knowledge of SharePoint, linked data technology (eg JSON, RDF), metadata standards is a big plus.

Conditions of employment

The initial contract will be for the fixed term of 1 year. In case of good performance the contract will be extended to a permanent contract.

As system administrator you will work at the most international university of the Netherlands in the beautiful city of Maastricht. Furthermore, we offer you:

  • An interesting and challenging job for 30.4 hours per week (0.8 FTE).
  • A position that is classified in the UFO profile (Information) system administrator level 2. Depending on experience, you will be classified in scale 9 of the CAO NU (€3,098.00 - €4,257.00 gross per month, based on a fulltime position of 38 hours per week). In addition to the monthly salary, an 8.0% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus apply.
  • Space and facilities to develop yourself: personally and in the latest technology. This partly takes place in-house, but also with external (online) partners.
  • In addition to good primary employment conditions, there is also a nice package of secondary employment conditions. You can think of: flexible working hours, 232 holiday hours per year with a full-time appointment, a good pension scheme, the possibility of hybrid working (incl. facilitation of home office), possibility to use sports facilities, and Collective Labour Agreement á la carte.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 22,000 students and about 5,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. 
For more information, visit www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.


The University Library (UB)

The Maastricht University (UM) Library aims to be an inspiring partner in research and education within the UM community. Our professional staff focusses on new types and forms of knowledge resources. We invest in state-of-the-art learning, research and meeting environments, both on campus and online. Our main target groups are students, teachers and researchers. 

Do you want to learn more about the UM Library? Watch our video. While you are there, you can navigate through our website - the Online Library - and discover all the services and information we offer.


  • IT
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • €3098—€4257 per month
  • University graduate
  • AT2022.358E


Maastricht University (UM)

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