Job Details
Microsoft Windows System Engineer


Grenoble, France

Staff Category:

Staff Member

Contract Duration:

3 years


4, 5 or 6, depending on experience and qualifications

Closing Date:

19 November 2017

Reference Number:

Purpose and Objectives
EMBL is Europe’s flagship research organization for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organization with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. EMBL is international, innovative and interdisciplinary – its 1600 employees of more than 80 nationalities, operate across five sites near Heidelberg, Hamburg, Grenoble, Rome and Cambridge. The EMBL Site in Grenoble employs 90 people and has a world-wide reputation for research and service activities in structural molecular biology.

Our EMBL Grenoble site is recruiting a Microsoft Windows Engineer (Desktop, Active Directory) to join the site IT service.                         

Initial tasks:
  • Re-organize the Active Directory domain
  • Implement automation for deployment and remote management of MS Windows and MacOS desktops
  • Implement reliable and efficient update and management system for MS Windows desktops
  • Implement remote tools for day to day support and diagnostic of MS Windows and MacOS desktops
Recurrent responsibilities and tasks:
  • Maintenance and deployment of Windows servers/desktops and MacOS desktops
  • Rigorous asset and license management
  • First-class IT support for a limited amount of users but with high requirements
  • Maintenance and support of video-conference systems
  • Participation to the general IT tasks with the rest of IT service.
Qualifications and Experience:
Candidates must hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) in Computer Science and at least 2 years of relevant experience in the same line of work.

Furthermore, the following is required:
  • In-depth Knowledge of Microsoft based Active Directory environments
  • Knowledge and experience of automation tools for Microsoft environment
  • Experience with at least one central asset management tool
Microsoft certifications are an asset (MSCA/MSCE in relation with Desktop support and AD).
Knowledge and experience of MacOS is welcome but can be acquired during the first year.
Proficient English is required; basic French is desirable.
Application Instructions
Please apply online through
What we offer
  • The chance to work with leading and cutting edge technologies
  • The opportunity to broaden your skills using commercial and open source technologies within an enterprise context
  • Continued certified training and development of professional and personal skills
  • Competitive salary & benefits exempt from national taxes
  • Comprehensive pension scheme; medical, educational and other social benefits
  • Assistance for relocation if needed
  • The chance to work in one of the highest ranked scientific research organizations in the world and contribute to this joint effort.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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