DZNE is a world-leading, internationally oriented center for cutting-edge research into diseases of the nervous system.

At 10 locations in Germany, around 1,200 employees are working together on new approaches to better understand and effectively combat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. 

That is our goal - maybe soon yours too? Become part of the DZNE and support us in realizing our research strategy!

Linux Administrator (f/m/x) for scientific IT systems

Code: 1257/2024/3

The DZNE is an interdisciplinary research center within the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers and operates its central scientific IT services at its headquarters in Bonn. We provide high performance computing services, memory-driven computing infrastructures, server support, scientific databases and virtualized analysis environments including AI capabilities and swarm learning infrastructures to scientists requiring sophisticated computing, data and analysis infrastructure. We are looking for a candidate to join our Scientific IT Systems and Software team.

This team is involved in various projects ranging from hardware to software solutions to enable DZNE scientists to efficiently process and analyze large, heterogeneous research data. In addition, the team is responsible for the design, customization and maintenance of tailor-made scientific IT solutions and the operation of the DZNE's High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure.

Your role in detail

  • Support for scientific Linux systems
  • Development from conception to installation and operation
  • Configuration, documentation, maintenance and further development of the systems
  • Administration of systems of various sizes from VMs to AI-ready GPU systems to the DZNE HPC cluster
  • Close cooperation with the scientists at the DZNE
  • Development and implementation of training courses in the areas of Linux and the use of HPC and GPU systems
  • No desire to be bored? With us you have the opportunity to actively participate in shaping your area of responsibility!

Your qualifications

  • A degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related subject or comparable training, e.g. as an IT specialist for system integration, is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the administration of enterprise Linux systems and high-performance cluster environments as well as basic knowledge of network technology
  • Experience with the configuration of GPUs for scientific calculations and with batch systems (SLURM) is desirable
  • Experience with container and virtualization technologies (Docker/Singularity/Apptainer, Kubernetes, VMware) is an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills as well as a cooperative way of working
  • Very good knowledge of German and English

We offer


  • The chance to make a difference and play a leading role in the development of our research organization
  • A unique peta-scale hardware environment with state-of-the-art technologies
  • Integration into a dynamic, harmonious and highly motivated team
  • Individual and customised personnel development measures - development in focus!
  • Company health management - because your health is important to us!
  • Flexible working hours (e.g. home office options and flexitime) - so that your job fits in with your life!
  • Attractive conditions according to collective labour agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) and the option of an IT bonus.
  • A family-conscious company policy - because we know that family is important!
  • The option of a discounted job and Germany ticket - for a stress-free journey!
  • An individual induction tailored to your personal and professional experience, starting with our onboarding programme - for the perfect start to your new professional challenge at the DZNE!

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Prof. Joachim Schultze:


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Contact person for questions

Prof. Dr. Joachim L. Schultze

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Payment, social benefits

gem. TVöD Bund

Application deadline


The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.