System Administrator
Royal Institute of Technology

System Administrator at PDC


KTH Royal Institute of Technology


KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.


Your work will take place at the PDC Center for High Performance Computing. PDC is the leading Swedish supercomputing center hosted by KTH. It operates state-of-the-art computational and storage resources for a variety of scientific application domains, including mechanics, computational chemistry, life sciences, climatology, and physics. Amongst these systems is one of the largest supercomputer in the Nordics, Beskow, a 2.5 PF Cray XC-40 system with over 67,000 cores. This system is expected to be replaced early 2021 with a system of about 10 PF. For more information go to

Job description

PDC is expanding its system administrator team. The successful candidate will join PDC’s system administrator team (about 8 persons), running PDC’s computational and storage infrastructure. The work includes administration of these HPC and storage infrastructure and services, development of these services based on user needs and technology advances, and close interactions with the PDC support organization.


Candidates need to have extensive experiences using, deploying, and administrating large Linux-based systems and services. Experiences with running large HPC systems, preferably in an academic/research environment is of value. Excellent knowledge of Linux, common programming languages and preferably HPC environments (MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, Lustre, etc.) is required.

Good command of English is required.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

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  • curriculum vitae.
  • A brief description of why the applicant is interested in the position.

Temporary contract for one year, with possibility of extension.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2020-0148
Erwin Laure,
Maria Engman,
Published 20.Jan.2020
Last application date 16.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET


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