Research Cloud Operations Engineer (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Research Cloud Operations Engineer (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

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17 Jan 12 Feb Utrecht

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Would you like to work at the interface of science and technology? The RDMS department is looking for a Research Cloud Operations Engineer!

Job description

Do you have experience with cloud services? Would you like to work at the interface of science and technology? The RDMS department at Utrecht University is looking for a Research Cloud Operations Engineer. Research Cloud is a virtual research environment that enables researchers to work interactively and remotely on their research projects. You will support the researchers of our university in using Research Cloud.

As a research cloud operations engineer you:
  • extend and maintain the software catalogue within the Research Cloud environment with software tools for academic research;
  • create and maintain research group accounts;
  • monitor usage of cloud resources, help out on issues;
  • maintain a close relationship with the Research Cloud provider;
  • create and maintain documentation for usage of the Research Cloud;
  • apply Open Science and FAIR principles.


Utrecht University


Required expertise:
  • MSc, PhD or professional bachelor degree;
  • experience with cloud computing, cloud environments and/or research infrastructures;
  • experience with software installations and implementations;
  • experience with Linux, Ansible, shell scripting and version control (Git).
Required competences are:
  • talent for technical problem solving;
  • excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • flexible approach and manner;
  • good communication skills in English, both verbally and written.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary position (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working environment. After positive evaluation, this can be turned into a permanent position. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €3,098 and €4,670 (scale 9-10 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year.

In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University

You will also be provided with a laptop and a mobile phone from Utrecht University. Utrecht University has a hybrid workforce.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The Information Technology Services (ITS) directorate is responsible for the central IT services of the entire university. About 8,000 internal employees and 35,000 students  use the services of ITS. For an impression, please watch working at ITS. An inspiring and pleasant working environment with nice colleagues. ITS is located at Utrecht Science Park in the Administration Building nearby the historical centre of Utrecht. The Research Engineering Team is part of the TS Department Research & Data Management Services. Utrecht University has a hybrid workforce.


  • IT
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3098—€4670 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1203419



Heidelberglaan 8, 3584 CS, Utrecht

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