Data Center Specialist

Zurich, Switzerland

The Role

At Zattoo we are building the TV platform of the future. We are looking for a Datacenter Specialist to join our Operations team. We control the whole chain from satellite and Multicast ingest through hosting hundreds of servers, petabyte-scale storage and Tbps-scale streaming. There are many exciting areas to work on and to push TV to a new level.

You will play a key role in ensuring a stable operation of our services, scaling our infrastructure and optimizing our network.

What You'll Do

  • Operation, maintenance and renewal of the entire high-availability data center infrastructure

  • Installation and expansion of hardware and its cabling - e.g. servers and switches

  • Hardware troubleshooting and replacement

  • All patches within the datacenter - fiber optic, copper, etc.

  • Participation in conversions to optimize and expand the datacenters

  • Documentation of the datacenter inventory - e.g. cabling, location of servers, etc.

  • Some night maintenances will be required (< 5% total work time)

  • Emergency work during incidents


  • Perform day to day maintenance on servers, e.g. Debian/Linux installation

  • Switchport configurations

What You'll Bring

  • Experience in operation, installation and troubleshooting in all areas of a datacenter

  • Proven knowledge of hardware installation and operations ( cooling, power and optical fiber cross-connects)

  • Understanding basic cooling and electrical skill

  • Understanding of fiber optical cables and standards

  • Experience as a data center specialist, systems administrator or operations position, ideally operating a high traffic service or hosting provider

  • Comfortable working with remote colleagues, multidisciplinary teams and external partners

  • Fluent verbal and written English language skills


  • Experience with Linux/Debian

  • Basic network knowledge

  • Basic training in electrical engineering

  • Fundamental understanding of the Internet and modern web services (e.g. http(s), TCP/IP, Streaming)

What We Offer You

    • Reward: strong market competitive salary

    • Recharge: 27 days vacation plus public holidays

    • Regulate: trust based flexible working hours 


    • We’re sharing: Free access to the best streaming experience on the market

    • We’re developing: your own development budget, German classes and Zattoo all-company Hack days

    • We’re inclusive: ‘Zattooies’ are a fun, engaged, and diverse team made up of 44+ nationalities

    • We’re healthy: Health checks, team sports, daily organic fruit bowls

    • We’re responsible: We are taking positive action on our carbon footprint

    • We’re sociable: Lunches, in-house bar, BBQ’s, socials, summer party, annual off-site event

Zattoo enables our users to view indiscriminately and we reflect that in our team too. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law we encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunities employer, join us and help build a diverse team dedicated to the future of TV.

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Join us and become part of our Stream Team!