ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

IT Network Technician

ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Grenoble, France


The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.


The IT Services Group plays a pivotal role to the European Synchrotron's scientific missions, providing computing resources and services. Join our IT team and play a key role in the daily operations of our expansive and intricate data communication network. This network boasts approximately 700 switches, enabling 45,000 ports that connect over 10,000 network nodes.

Your main missions will include:

  • Contribution to the evolution of the network infrastructure;
  • Wired & Wireless network infrastructure operation and survey;
  • Maintenance of the Ethernet switches & routers;
  • Upgrades and new installations;
  • Management of cable subcontractors;
  • Participation in troubleshooting.


  • Technical degree in Computer science or Network technology (BSc, Licence, HND, HNC, BTS, DUT, Bachelor, Meister, Vordiplom, Perito, Laurea Triennale, Diplomatura, lngenieria Tecnica) or equivalent worth at least 120 ECTS;
  • At least 2 years of professional experience;
  • In-depth knowledge of networking including switches, routers and security;
  • Cisco or Extreme Networks certifications will be an asset;
  • Proficiency in Linux, open-source tools, scripting languages and web development.

Required personal skills:

  • Strong team player;
  • Effective planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills with a service-oriented mindset;
  • Flexibility and capacity to adapt to changes in project scope;
  • Proficient in multi-tasking;
  • Analytical ability and problem-solving skills;
  • Eager to learn and understand new concepts;
  • Proficiency in English (working language).


Temporary contract of ten months to replace a sabbatical leave.

The salary will be calculated on the basis of relevant qualifications and professional experience.

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  1. Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries;
  2. Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges;
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022;
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life;
  5. Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble.

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The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

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