IFF System Administrator and Developer – Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Nodes


The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus and the largest in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, with more than 14,000 students from over 100 countries, a diverse community of faculty and staff, and an expanding worldwide network. UNIC is driving educational innovation in the wider region, with activities like our dynamic global initiative in blockchain technology and centres of excellence in medicine and online/distance learning. UNIC has been ranked among the top 801-1000 universities in the world, according to the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021. 

The Institute For the Future (IFF) is a cross-disciplinary research institute at UNIC, pursuing world-class research and education at the intersection of exponential technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual reality. IFF hosts more than 40 faculty, researchers and support staff from UNIC and partner institutions and, among other activities, runs the world’s first full academic program in blockchain education since 2014 (MSc in Digital Currency, https://digitalcurrency.unic.ac.cy), hosts a large number of research projects funded by the European Commission and industry, and organizes Europe’s premier annual business blockchain and crypto-currency conference (Decentralized, https://www.decentralized.com). Recently, IFF has launched a new initiative to foster research on the blockchain-based Metaverse space with launching NFTValuations, https://nftvaluations.com/ for calculating market capitalizations for Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collections. The IFF is an equal opportunity employer and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and business need

Job Description

Job Description

We are looking for an ambitious systems administrator with excellent programming skills to join the DLRC team and take over the day-to-day operation of our current and future infrastructure.


A successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • setting up and maintaining IFF’s Linux servers and Docker deployments,
  • designing and implementing Web services/apps to visualize data from the containers, supporting IFF’s researchers on assignments related to the validators (consensus algorithms, Byzantine fault tolerance protocols, and full node blockchain data) and other assignments related to IFF’s blockchain consensus nodes;
  • participating to various scientific and research activities of the IFF research group.

Skills & Qualifications

  • You have obtained a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
  • You have strong programming skills (preferable Java, Python, or C++).
  • You have worked with Linux systems and have knowledge with bash scripting.
  • You have worked with Docker containers, Docker Compose and Kubernetes.
  • You have proficiency with NodeJS, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python Django and you understand microservices architectures (APIs and RESTful operations).
  • You have proficiency with Cloud Servers such as AWS/ Google cloud or Digital Ocean.
  • You have basic knowledge and/or enthusiasm for blockchain protocols and decentralized applications.
  • You are organized, proactive with positive attitude.
  • You have the comfort to adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English.


This is a Full Time on-campus position

Competitive salary is offered depending on experience and qualifications.

Information and Application

Information and application questions regarding the positions can be directed to:

Dr. Klitos Christodoulou, email: [email protected]

Applicants should submit the following items (in electronic form) through UNIC’s online recruitment system  https://vacancies.unic.ac.cy/


  • a cover letter (maximum 1 page A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivations to apply for this position;
  • a full Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • contact details of at least two references who worked closely with you;
  • if applicable – a list of publications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. All applications will be treated in confidence

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

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Posted on May 13, 2021

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