Das Deutsche Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE) ist ein weltweit führendes, international ausgerichtetes Forschungszentrum, das sich der Entdeckung neuer Ansätze zur Prävention und Behandlung neurodegenerativer Erkrankungen verschrieben hat. Zu diesem Zweck verfolgen Forscherinnen und Forscher an zehn DZNE-Standorten in ganz Deutschland eine translationale und interdisziplinäre Strategie, die fünf miteinander verbundene Bereiche umfasst: Grundlagenforschung, Klinische Forschung, Versorgungsforschung, Populationsforschung und Systemmedizin. www.dzne.de

IT Systems and Computing Engineer (f/m/x)

Code: 1129/2022/8

The DZNE is an interdisciplinary research center, part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers and operates central IT services at its headquarters in Bonn providing the central network, server and storage infrastructure for the entire research institution distributed across ten locations in Germany, supporting the work of scientists and administration. At the moment we are looking for candidates to strengthen our “Scientific IT Systems and Software” team.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team involved in diverse projects, at the interface between IT and several research groups. The team complements the operations and support teams, analyzing, developing and implementing solutions and technologies with crucial impact in DZNE mission. Furthermore, the team is responsible to adapt, support and maintain tailored IT solutions and maintain the high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure of the DZNE.

Ihre Aufgaben

  • Help maintaining our high-performance computing HPC infrastructure;
  • You will be the specialist and promotor of our scientific programming solutions and research data management applications;
  • Apply your experience in Linux/Windows server administration, installation, support, performance analysis, tuning and troubleshooting;
  • Contribute with your knowledge to improve our Database and Application Servers;
  • Participate in the design, concept and development of our new data center from scratch;
  • Collaborate with world-class scientists in sophisticated research projects, touching subjects such as grid and distributed computing, parallel computing and cluster computing;
  • Work in projects involving topics like: big data and multi-dimensional datasets, data analytics, high performance databases and machine learning;
  • Investigate, evaluate and propose new technologies and solutions for our daily challenges;

Ihr Profil

  • University degree in Computer Science or relevant studies in a related field;
  • Relevant experience on administration of computing resources (HPC, cluster environments);
  • Advanced experience in Linux server administration (RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, etc.);
  • Extensive knowledge of database administration (MySQL, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL)
  • Experienced with containers and virtualization technologies (Docker/Singularity, VMware);
  • Skilled with batch systems/job schedulers (SLURM), Ansible and Kubernetes;
  • Experience building data centers (design, concept and operation);
  • Good command of programming/scripting languages (e.g. Python, Java, C/C++, PHP, Bash);
  • Experience in one or more of the following environments desirable: MATLAB, R, SPSS, SAS, Jupyter, Anaconda;
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail;
  • Customer and solution orientation;
  • Strong communication skills and collaborative approach;
  • High degree of sense of responsibility, initiative and ability to work in a team;
  • Fluent spoken and written English;

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging job in a renowned international research institution
  • Integration in a dynamic, harmonious and motivated cross-functional team
  • Handling of a peta-scale hardware environment and bleeding-edge technology
  • Continuous and extensive development/training opportunities
  • Options for the realization of family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Company pension plan, health management
  • For non-German speakers, in-house German language courses to support your professional interactions at work
  • A full-time position, initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension to a permanent position
  • Employment, remuneration and social benefits are based on the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst, TVöD – Bund).
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Ihr Ansprechpartner

Laura Baracchi




2 years, unlimited contract possible


according to TVöD Bund/gem. TVöD Bund



The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. We would like to point out that as an employee (f/m/x) of the DZNE Bonn, you are subject to the facility-related compulsory vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (according to § 20a of the Infection Protection Act).