Category: Management & Professionals
1 - Working at the VUB
For almost 50 years, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has stood for freedom,
equality and connectedness. These values are strongly present on our campuses,
in our students as well as our staff. At the VUB, you'll find a diverse
collection of personalities: pure innovators and especially people who are
100% their authentic selves. With about 3.500 employees , we are the
largest Flemish-speaking employer in Brussels , an international city with
which we are all too happy to be connected, and around which our four campuses
2 - Position Description
Interested in Scientific software, Python, Linux, … then you might be our
The VSC (Flemish Supercomputer Centre) supports the HPC (high performance
computing) activities in all Flemish university associations
(https: // www. vscentrum.be) for more than 10 years. Within the Vrije
Universiteit Brussel, the local VSC hub is part of the Scientific Data and
Compute team (https: // hpc.vub.be).
This team provides centralized services for scientific computing and data
storage to the research community.
We are looking for a new colleague to join our small yet passionate team to
support the RDI users (industry, non-academic). You will report to Ward
Poelmans and have many internal and external (RDI users) contacts.
We are open to junior and senior profiles. The capability to learn and develop
skills in our fast-paced team of passionate people is key. Interested in
Scientific software, Python, Linux, … then you might be our new colleague!
A quick look at your work package:
You will assist users in their first steps when using VSC services, such
as…with a customer-oriented mindset.
You will participate in first line support to the RDI users and help
coordinating with second line support when needed.
When relevant you write documentation based on the incoming questions and
You will help in the development of tailored training material for RDI
You support training sessions and hands-on sessions for current and new
You will guide and advise users in porting and optimizing their workflow
(programs installations, etc.) to VSC systems and services.
Together with your VSC colleagues you will design, and set-up services
tailored to RDI users.
You will report on the usage of users of VSC services.
You advise on the needs of RDI users for future investments.
3 - Profile
You have a thing for IT, and you love to learn new things in a high paced
and complex environment.
You have a master's degree, preferably in IT/Engineering/Exact Sciences
You like to share knowledge and express yourself fluently in English
You possess at least a basic knowledge of Linux, and you are prepared to
learn (a lot) more.
You can explain complex matters with clarity and have effective
communication skills. You adapt the message depending on the audience.
It is a plus if you have any experience with a scripting language like
Python or bash.
You are a team player, customer focused and a nice colleague with a good
sense of humor
Experience with HPC is a big plus. Knowledge/experience with any of the
main domains of industrial RDI as well (e.g. Computational Fluid
Dynamics, Machine Learning, Quantum Chemistry, Bioinformatics, ...)
Experience or knowledge of any of the following domains is a plus:
Experience in software installations (compiling from source); Version
control with git; Experience with visualization tools; Experience in
porting and optimization of applications on Linux systems and GPU
4 - Offer
Are you going to be our new colleague? You'll be offered a permanent full-time
contract at a salary linked to Grade 7 or Grade 8, depending on your
competences and previous relevant work experience.
At the VUB, you're guaranteed an open, involved and diverse workplace where
you are offered opportunities to (further) build on your career. As well as
this, you'll enjoy various benefits:
Full reimbursement for your home-work commute with public transport
according to VUB-policy, or compensation if you come by bike;
Cost-free hospitalisation and group insurance with guaranteed income;
The space to form your job content and continuously learn via VUB LRN;
Excellent facilities for sport and exercise;
Delicious meals at attractive prices in our campus restaurants ;
An open, family-friendly work environment where attention is paid to work-
life balance, and exceptional holiday arrangements with 35 days of
leave (based on a fulltime contract).
5 - Interested?
Is this the job you've been dreaming of? Apply before the 8th of March via
Your application will undergo various steps as follows:
Step 1: CV screening by one of our recruiters.
Step 2: A remote practical exam (no testing, but questions on your
approach). This will give you a good idea of the job itself.
Step 3: A final interview with the hiring manager and some peers.
Do you have questions about the job content? Contact [email protected]
Do you have questions about the selection procedure? Contact
[email protected] or call 0479/74.93.79.
Would you like to know what it's like to work at the VUB?
Go to www. jobs.vub.be and find all there is to know about our campuses,
benefits, strategic goals and your future colleagues.
6 - For office use
Head unit/faculty: Directie ICT
Function: ICT consultant
Pay grade group: 7-8-9