Helmholtz Zentrum München is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) department supports the renowned researchers of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in a vibrant international environment with all aspects of a modern, future-oriented IT and office infrastructure. In collaboration with highly dynamic and innovative research teams, we implement various services and applications, from standard workplaces to artificial intelligence and deep learning. Digitization is a strategic guiding principle for the development of the center.

In our team, you can expect a welcoming, appreciative working environment in an international and diverse team. We value a good working relationship and team spirit that carries us through the sometimes stressful phases. Interdisciplinary exchange is important to us and offers you a lot of potential for development.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Senior Linux System Administrator - HPC, GPU- and Cluster computer systems (f/m/x) 100883

Image Full time, close to full time
Image Neuherberg near Munich
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Your responsibilities

  • You will work on the design, development and operation of GPU and cluster computer systems together with an interactive team
  • You are interested in the latest developments in the field of HPC technologies such as computing with GPUs, AI toolsets (e.g. TensorFlow) and parallel file systems (e.g. Luster)
  • You will develop documentation and training for scientists on how to use these technologies
  • You serve as the first point of contact for users for help or problem analysis and resolution
  • You will work with platform developers in porting projects to the HPC system
  • You develop HPC solutions such as virtualization and container technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)

Your qualifications

  • You graduated in computer science, mathematics or a related technical subject (Bachelor's, Master's or comparable) from a university with internationally recognized quality standards
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience
  • You have an excellent command of shell and script languages (Python, bash, etc.)
  • You have a good knowledge of the Linux operating system, ideally the RedHat distribution
  • Your English is fluent, written and spoken
  • Structured and systematic working style as well as the ability to work in teams characterize you
  • You strongly focus your work on customer needs

Desirable qualifications

  • You have German language skills

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Image on-site nursery
Image elder care
Image company pension scheme
Image discounted public transport ticket

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 (initially) limited to 2 years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
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Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
ICT Information Communication Technology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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