As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

The Scientific Computing department host a dynamic computing environment (CPU cluster, GPU Cloud Computing) and among others, participates in Europe-wide hybrid cloud infrastructure development projects. There are international and national partners to develop and operate cloud services in collaboration with national/international high-performance data centers. We implement applications in the area of artificial intelligence and deep learning in collaboration with highly dynamic and innovative research teams. As a future employee you will be involved in research projects in the field of big data analytics.

We are looking for two

IT Specialist - High Performance Computing (m/w/d) 2019/0144

Job description

  • Contribute to the design, development and operation of cluster computing systems within an interactive team
  • Support of platform developers with porting projects onto the HPC system
  • Benchmarking and system tuning
  • Problem analysis and resolution
  • Cooperation with hardware and software vendors
  • Expected to stay current on HPC technologies like batch- and workload management systems (slurm, SGE, Univa) and parallel file systems (GPFS, Lustre, etc.)
  • Potential to advance HPC solutions like virtualization and container technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Configuration and capacity management, provisioning and monitoring of the filesystem (file system 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
  • Strong knowledge of Linux, in particular installation and administration of systems
  • Strong skills in shell and script langages (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
  • Preferably good knowledge of written and spoken German
  • Ideally basic networking skills - 10, 40G Ethernet and Fiber-Channel
  • Optional automation and configuration tools (Ansible, Foreman, etc.)

We offer you

  • a challenging and varied field of work and the freedom to develop new ideas 
  • the opportunity to get things moving
  • extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures
  • to ensure a good work/life balance we offer assistance in the shape of:
    • flexible working hours
    • in-house health management
    • a nursery directly at the campus, child care subsidy where required
    • "Elder Care" concept as well as other consultation and support options

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. 

Having been awarded the "Total E-Quality" seal we endorse a system of equal opportunities. Applications from women are especially welcome. Severely disabled candidates are given preference if they are of equal merit concerning the position in question.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is unlimited.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Sandra Mayer on 089 3187-4171, who will be happy to be of assistance.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application.

Sandra Mayer
Phone: +49 89 3187-4171

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Research Unit Scientific Computing
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 40 000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to around 4.7 billion Euros.