Devops research platform engineer f/m

  • Company: Sorbonne Université
  • Job Location: France - Paris
  • Date: July 2, 2022 13:01
  • Employment Type: Any
  • Experience: Any
  • Job Functions:

    Information Technology

Job summary

We are looking for a talented person to manage and expand our computing and networking research platforms. We offer you to learn and be able to evolve on advanced technologies, in a research environment, to participate and contribute, to carry out various tasks independently and in a team, and to work in an international and open environment. The essential working language is English (French is not a prerequisite).

Job description


SLICES is the first European scientific instrument on digital sciences and more particularly, a test platform on future technologies, networks, cloud and IoT.

You will participate in the design and development of the SLICES platform located at Sorbonne University, in coordination with European and international partners ( You will contribute to the deployment of Core Network and Edge Computing solutions.

What we do

SLICES is a flexible platform designed to support large-scale, experimental research focused on networking protocols, radio technologies, services, data collection, parallel and distributed computing and in particular cloud and edge-based computing architectures and services.

We also operate a private cloud based on OpenStack and a wireless platform, which are part of the virtualized and programmable resources offered by SLICES to researchers.

What we offer

You will work with new advanced technologies and open source software (OAI, O-RAN, etc.). You will work with colleagues in Europe, the USA and Asia, and you will be welcome to introduce new solutions and ideas into our ecosystem. You will participate in international conferences and meetings with partners, so you will be required to travel.

If you wish, you will have the opportunity to publish articles in scientific journals – and if you find the world of research interesting, you can start a PhD. If your interest is more in the industrial world, you will do training and certifications in recognized training centers. You will benefit from a great availability and work autonomy.


Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary research university that provides training to 55,300 students including 4,400 doctoral students and 10,200 international students, and employs 6,700 teachers, research professors and researchers and 4,900 staff. Its budget is € 675 million.

The Computer Science Laboratory of Paris 6 (LIP6) is a research laboratory under the supervision of Sorbonne University and the CNRS. With 220 permanent researchers and 199 PhD students, LIP6 is the largest computer research laboratory in France.

The position is located within the team of Professor Serge Fdida, coordinator of the SLICES infrastructure.

Other information

Position to be filled as soon as possible

One year contract (in French, a "CDD"), renewable twice

Position based on the Pierre and Marie Curie campus of Sorbonne University (4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France)

Occasional trips in France, Europe and abroad

International and open environment

Salary according to profile and experience (+ contribution to the Navigo public transport travel pass and to the canteen of the University)


Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details before submitting an application.

Please send a CV and a cover letter.



  • Python
  • GNU/Linux and Shell
  • Linux virtualization and containers (LXC, Docker, Libvirtd)
  • Container orchestration (Kubernetes)
  • Cloud infrastructure (Openstack, MaaS)
  • Task automation: scripts (Python, BASH), tools (Ansible, SaltStack)
  • Web development (PHP, API, REST, React JS)
  • Networks/Telecom (VLAN’s, firewalls etc.) is a plus
  • Collaborative tools (git, svn)
  • Good communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to work with emerging technologies
  • Rigor in programming

We are seeking for a talented person who’s passionate with emerging technologies. We are seeking both for junior and more senior profiles.

 Language skills:

  • English: Advanced writing and speaking
  • French: Not a prerequisite for the position


Engineering or Masters diploma in computer science