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Section Manager for Core Services

Genève (Ville de Genève)
Date de publication


The EPFL Blue Brain Project (BBP), a Swiss national brain initiative situated on the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland, applies advanced neuroinformatics, data analytics, high-performance computing infrastructure and simulation-based approaches to the challenge of understanding the structure and function of the mammalian brain in health and disease.


To strengthen its Computing team we are looking for a

Section Manager for Core Services

The Core Services section is responsible for architecting, building and operating scalable and elastic computing infrastructure for the project’s enterprise IT, storage, analytics and scientific computing requirements. At the same time, the section enables modern DevOps and provides services and support to an AGILE team of engineers and scientists. The Section Manager for Core Services brings leadership and technical expertise to take on the next challenges of this exciting project.


Specific responsibilities include:

  • Build and manage activities related to the mission of the Core Services efforts
  • Manage the Core Services team comprised of expert system engineers and support
  • Deliver and support workplace IT services to scientists, software engineers and administrative staff
  • Ensure a future-proof, user-oriented and service-based elastic computing infrastructure and monitoring thereof
  • Promote DevOps and agile methodologies in collaboration with software engineering teams
  • Coordinate requirements engineering from teams, project partners and management for a sustainable roadmap
  • Represent the Core Services efforts in technical and scientific contexts 


Essential skills and experience required:

  • Experience managing a small team of technical experts in the area of cloud computing, high performance computing and enterprise computing
  • Track record of operations responsibility and customer oriented support for technical teams
  • Good experience with cloud computing and DevOps strategies
  • Affinity for tracking newest trends in technology and applying them to solve business problems



  • Master in computer science or similar
  • Good team player and fluent English in speech and writing
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in team-based environments
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in management of technical and support teams


What we offer:

  • A prestigious project of global prominence in simulation-based neuroscience research.
  • A young, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and international team
  • A modern working environment based at the Biotech Campus in Geneva Secheron


Start date: As soon as possible; Deadline for application: until the position is filled

Activity rate: 100%; Duration of contract: 1 year (CDD); after possibility for CDI


Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV in PDF format only, with file name “Surname_position _Cover Letter” and “Surname_positon _CV” electronically to jobs.bbp@epfl.ch. Please use the position title in the “subject” field.


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