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To support our Publishing company and our IT department, we are looking for a proactive System and Security Engineer. In this role, you will report to the Head of Information Security based in our headquarter in Basel, Switzerland. This is a full time and permanent position based in one of our offices in Romania (Cluj, Bucharest).

As System and Security Engineer you will:

  • Plan, install and administer Linux servers in accordance with operational and project requirements
  • Maintain, evaluate and optimize IT and network security & backup systems
  • Collaborate with development teams in order to optimize system implementation according to service requirements
  • Investigate problematic and defective states in order to identify root causes and provide optimal possible solutions
  • Take care of the administration of network components like firewalls, routers and switches
  • Provide support and solution to IT users (L2/L3 tier)


  • Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience with Unix/Linux
  • Recognized certification in Linux administration or IT security would be an asset.
  • At least 3+ years of experience in Linux distribution, automation, and configuration management
  • Good knowledge in IT security, investigating incidents, patch vulnerability and backup management
  • Know-how in installing, administering, and troubleshooting security solutions
  • Good scripting (e.g. BASH) expertise
  • Proficient management/administration of standard open-source applications like databases, application servers, load balancers and proxies (MySQL, Nginx, etc.)
  • Good understanding on administration of the network assets: firewalls, switches (Cisco)
  • Experience in ticketing system L2/L3 and troubleshooting operational issues keeping in mind the overall system operation
  • Good understanding on web application programming (e.g. PHP) language is a plus
  • Strong written and spoken English skills
  • Able to work independently and proactively

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Bulevardul Dacia 30
030167 București Directions hr-romania@mdpi.com +40 364 150 134 View page

Cluj Office

Strada Avram Iancu 454
407280 Florești Directions hr-romania@mdpi.com +40 364 150 134 View page

Our Team

We are a young and dynamic team, sharing common interests and open-minded personalities. We are able to learn from each of our different traits and fields of expertise and, together, support the scientific community by publishing the latest research in high-quality open access sources.