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.

System Administrator - Microsoft Windows expert (f/m/x)

Code: 1975/2021/6

The DZNE operates a central IT located in Bonn, which provides the IT infrastructure and services for the entire research center distributed across ten locations, supporting the work of scientists and administration.  

As “System Administrator - Microsoft Windows expert”, you will work in the central IT department focusing on configuring, managing and optimizing our central Windows Servers, including Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange Server. You will also collaborate with our internal support team, troubleshooting and solving second/third level issues related to Windows client and server systems and software. Moreover, you will participate in exciting medium/long term project teams involving the IT department and external providers, to develop new solutions for the needs of the DZNE.

Your tasks

  • Further development and support of systems in the Microsoft Windows environment
  • Analysis and optimization of systems regarding performance, errors and IT security
  • Support of databases (MS-SQL etc.) and applications in the Windows environment
  • Optimization of operations through automation of processes
  • Support of migration and introduction of new IT systems and services
  • Analysis and elimination of system malfunctions (2nd and 3rd level)
  • Support of the highly available virtualization environment (based on VMware ESX)
  • Active participation in medium/long term projects: requirements analysis, conceptualization, and project management.


  • Scientific university degree in an IT-related subject (computer science, business informatics, mathematics, physics etc.) or relevant professional training (specialist computer scientist etc.) and corresponding professional experience
  • Expert handling of Windows server and client operating systems
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server architecture and Mail flow
  • Several years of experience in the administration of Windows systems (Windows Server, Windows Clients, Exchange, Active Directory, Power-Shell etc.)
  • Database administration knowledge (MS-SQL etc.)
  • Good knowledge in the area of virtualization (VMware)
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communications skills, collaborative approach, and customer orientation
  • High degree of sense of responsibility, initiative and ability to work in a team
  • Solution orientation
  • Ideally current Microsoft certifications (MCSE, MCITP) for Windows Client and Server

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging job in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
  • A lively, international environment 
  • A modern workplace with high-quality technical equipment
  • Very good working conditions in a committed and harmonious team
  • 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

Working hours


Contract length

initially limited to 2 years

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline


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