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The Information and Communication Technology department (ICT) hosts a dynamic computing environment (CPU, GPU, and Cloud Computing) and participates in Europe-wide hybrid cloud infrastructure development projects, among others. The department is responsible for the mass storage systems for our highly dynamic and innovative research groups.

At the center we provide the IT infrastructure for artificial intelligence, deep learning and big data analytics and are looking for two

Senior Linux System Administrator (m/f/d) 2020/0133

Image (close to) full time, part time
Image Neuherberg near Munich
Image Professionals

Your responsibilities

  • You contribute to the design, development and operation of cluster computing systems within an interactive team.
  • You work with the platform developers on porting projects onto the HPC system.
  • You are responsible for benchmarking and system tuning, as well as for problem analysis and resolution.
  • You implement and develop HPC solutions like virtualization and container technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).
  • You manage configuration and capacity, and you provision and monitor file systems (based on ZFS).

Your qualification

  • Bachelor or master (or comparable) degree in informatics, mathematics or a related subject from a university with internationally accepted quality standards
  • 3+ years of work experience
  • Strong knowledge of Linux, in particular installation and administration of systems
  • Strong skills in shell and script languages (Python, bash, etc.)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Structured and systematic working style as well as the ability for cooperation in teams
  • Strong orientation towards customer needs
  • Desirable qualifications
  • Preferably good knowledge of written and spoken German
  • Ideally basic networking skills – Ethernet, Infiniband, Fiber Channel
  • Optional automation & configuration tools (Ansible, Foreman, etc.)

What we offer you

goal-orientated professional development Image
compatibility of private life & work Image
flexible working hours, flexitime, without core times
30 days vacation per year Image
in-house health management Image
Image a nursery directly at the campus
Image Elder Care & further consultation offers
Image company pension scheme
Image discounted job ticket (MVV and DB)
Image corporate benefits offer

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). Basically, there is the possibility of an IT skilled worker bonus. The position is unlimited.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Martina Mangold-Troup on 089 3187-49209, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
ICT Information Communication Technology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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