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.

Infrastructure Storage/Server Engineer (f/m/x)

Code: 1017/2021/10

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. We operate a virtualization infrastructure, with Linux and Windows servers. The DZNE is currently building a new data center "on the greenfield" for the central IT operations: you have the unique opportunity to help shape this from the very beginning.

Your tasks

  • Design, operation and continuous development of the central storage and server systems of the DZNE
  • Operation of the central data center rooms of the DZNE
  • Help design and implement the future 3 tier object storage and archive solution  
  • Participation in the planning and construction of the new data center for the DZNE (also in Bonn)
  • With your experience you will be also responsible for medium/long term projects and coordinate external providers.


  • University degree in Computer Science or relevant studies in a related field
  • Relevant experience in the areas of storage SAN (Dell EMC, HPE, IBM), NAS (Netapp, ISILON), server virtualization (VMware), and backup and archive solutions (Dell EMC, Veeam, IBM Spectrum Protect/ TSM)
  • Knowledge in the following technologies: ESXi, NSX, vSAN, VCF, KVM, Neutron, CEPH, OpenStack and Compute Blade
  • Experience with Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery strategies
  • High level of responsibility, initiative and ability to work in a team
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Solution orientation
  • Strong communications skills, and collaborative approach
  • Initial experience with the construction and operation of data centers and the relevant standards (DIN EN 50600 etc.) is desirable.

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging job in a renown international research institution  
  • Modern environment workplace, with high-quality technical equipment  
  • Integration in a dynamic and motivated cross-functional team
  • Continuous and extensive development/training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
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Contact details

Laura Baracchi

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

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.