The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine.

Computer scientist (f/m/d) with focus on Network and Security

Code: 1928/2021/3

The DZNE operates a central IT located in Bonn, which provides the central network, server and storage infrastructure, and services for the entire research center distributed across 10 locations, supporting the work of scientists and administration. In the IT department, we are looking to strengthen the Network and Security team by recruiting a computer scientist with focus on network and security.

Your tasks

  • Conception, implementation to operation of the DZNE data network (WAN and LAN)
  • Monitoring the IT network infrastructure, performing fault analysis, troubleshooting and developing strategies for service improvement
  • Creating and maintaining network documentation
  • Keeping up to date and evaluating emerging cyber security threats and ways to manage them
  • Identifying threats and developing appropriate protection measures
  • Help define and implement institute-wide IT security policy, strategies and standards
  • Plan for disaster recovery and create contingency plans in the event of a security breach
  • Collaborate with the data protection office for classification and timely reaction in the event of a security breach
  • With your experience, you will be responsible for projects in the area of security and network infrastructure and coordinate external partners


  • Successfully completed studies (Dipl.-Inf. (FH), Dipl.-Ing. (FH), B. Sc.) or relevant vocational training (IT specialist or IT systems electronics technician, etc.) in an IT-related subject  
  • Extensive knowledge of cyber-security concepts and technical know-how of security network devices and other security hardware and software tools
  • 3+ years professional experience and extensive knowledge especially in the areas of TCP/IP, DNS/DHCP, WLAN, VPN, Security, Cisco components, Checkpoint, Nagios and VMware
  • High level of responsibility, initiative and ability to work in a team
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communications skills, and collaborative approach
  • Solution orientation
  • Certifications (CCNA or CCNP) and knowledge of Cisco Unified Communications Manager are desirable

What we offer

  • An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
  • A modern environment, workplace with high-quality technical equipment
  • Very good working conditions in a committed and harmonious team
  • An international environment 
  • A high potential for the individual development of our employees
  • Targeted personnel development
  • A full-time position, initially limited to 2 years



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Contact details

Laura Baracchi - Tel. +49 228 43302 186

Working hours


Contract length

initially limited to 2 years

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

May 15th, 2021

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