Microelectronics System Administrator

Microelectronics System Administrator

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Join TU Delft's Department of Microelectronics as a system administrator to ensure the smooth functioning of the computer systems that enable our research. Are you known for loving Linux? Then this is your job!

Job description

 What if you could’ve been there for the start of the internet? Or witness the birth of deep learning? At the TU Delft’s Department of Microelectronics, we explore the latest developments.

As our microelectronics systems administrator, you will set up and maintain the computer systems that power our research. You collaborate, advise and support researchers in their computational and design work. You utilise your knowledge to ensure the functionality of our computer systems.

This role provides you the unique opportunity to work closely with the various research groups within our department and the central IT teams, featuring the latest developments in existing and emerging technologies.

During the initial months, you will be introduced into the ecosystem of the Linux-based computers of our department. You will learn how we setup and maintain them. You will learn how the machines are used by our researchers. What software is used for IC design and Deep learning. As your expertise grows you will acquire in independent role in a large team of technicians with various expertise.

Are you interested in developing your computer skills in IT? Do you love surrounding yourself with brilliant people in a dynamic research environment? Apply now to be part of the future.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • You hold a BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • You love to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to computer hardware, software, and networking.
  • You have a good understanding of the GNU/Linux operating system (RedHat and Debian based systems).
  • You have experience with NFS, Firewalls, Account management, Bash/C Shell, Virtualisation, Python and C.
  • You are comfortable with fundamental command-line tools such as ssh, vim, find, awk and grep.
  • You like to grow and are willing to learn and adapt to continually improve and optimise IT systems and infrastructure.
  • You have good communication and interpersonal skills in English (B2 level), for you will speak English with most of your colleagues.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary based on (scale 10 or 11 € 3.226,- - € 5.929,- gross per month depending of experience) the collective agreement (cao) for Dutch Universities, plus an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • An excellent pension scheme at ABP.
  • The possibility of compiling an individual employment package every year.
  • Health insurance discounts.
  • A flexible working week, with potentially 2 days of hybrid working per week, based on a full working week .
  • 232 hours of annual leave (based on a 38-hour working week). Your individual choice budget allows you to buy additional hours or sell surplus hours.
  • An extensive education and training offering.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Access to our Health Coach Programme stimulating healthy working and vitality.

Read more about working at TU Delft.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core valuesand we actively engageto be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • Higher professional education +
  • TUD04820


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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