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 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) 2019/0363

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 are expected to stay current on HPC technologies like batch- and workload management systems (slurm, SGE, Univa) and parallel file systems (GPFS, Lustre, etc.).
  • 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 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, flexitime, without core times
    • in-house health management
    • a nursery directly at the campus
    • "Elder Care" concept as well as other consultation and support options
    • 30 days vacation per year
    • Company pension scheme via the Federal and State Pension Fund (Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder - VBL)
    • Discounted job ticket (MVV and DB)

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.
The position is unlimited.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund). Basically, there is the possibility of an IT skilled worker bonus.

The position is unlimited. In principle, the position can be filled part-time or close to full-time.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Sandra Mayer on +49 89 3187-4171, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Sandra Mayer

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
ICT Information Communication Technology
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.