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IT Generalist (m/f/d)

Max-Planck-Institut für Herz- und Lungenforschung
61231, Bad Nauheim (DE)
TVöD (Bund)
Closing date
20 Aug 2024

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Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim (near Frankfurt, Germany) invites applications for a

IT Generalist (m/f/d)
in full-time
Reference Number 2024_10

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research offers the position of an IT infrastructure specialist, interested to work with cutting edge technologies in an inspiring and international research environment.

We are …

  • an international, high-profile, non-profit research institute, with almost 380 employees from over 40 countries, part of the Max Planck Society with 84 other facilities,
  • a well-funded, diversified and modern research facility investigating various cutting-edge topics related to heart and lung development, regeneration and associated diseases,
  • located in the spa town of Bad Nauheim, living close to nature and yet only 25 min car drive to Frankfurt,
  • the core IT team responsible for all IT-related topics in the entire institute, with good relations to the other IT teams in Frankfurt and Gießen,
  • working with high-end equipment in a scientific context (e.g. HPC, PB storage) on various OSes, platforms and systems, both commercial and open-source

The integration of severely disabled persons is a special concern of the Max Planck Society, and their application is therefore expressly encouraged. The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

We offer …

  • team work, good collaboration and further training opportunities,
  • a culture of information sharing, with a "Can do!" attitude,
  • a variety of work topics so nobody gets stuck in the same task,
  • good benefits such as 30 paid vacation days with flexible scheduling; onboarding help;
  • a commensurate TVöD (Bund) based salary based on experience and qualifications, with regular pay increases and VBL pension scheme,
  • lean administration, flat hierarchies,
  • flexible working hours, both on-site and from home office,
  • nice offices,
  • the opportunity to attend talks from well-known international scientists,
  • and last but not least reimbursed German language courses,

We welcome …

  • self-driven, team-playing IT enthusiasts that are comfortable working on Windows, Linux, or Mac clients and servers,
  • technical capabilities, high motivation, and willingness to learn is more important than being an expert in all areas
  • applicants without formal education but real-world work experiences are welcome
  • colleagues willing to do both end-user support, as well as project work,
  •  nerds that read (and write) documentation and have good ideas how to automate common tasks

Some tools and skill sets we find exciting

  • Windows administration, e.g. Deployment, AD, WSUS
  • Linux administration, e.g. RedHat/Alma, Debian, Ansible
  • Distributed version control systems, e.g. git, gitlab
  • Mac administration
  • Virtualization, such as Proxmox and HyperV
  • Container-Management, e.g. Kubernetes, Docker
  • Network administration, Wifi, HP and Huawei, mixed environment
  • Collaboration tools, e.g. Confluence, Nextcloud, hybrid meetings
  • Databases, e.g. Galera, Elasticsearch
  • Storage, e.g. S2D, S3, TrueNAS
  • Archiving, e.g. long-term, tape
  • IT Security
  • Hardware knowledge
  • Willingness to learn new IT technologies

This list of skill sets is not exhaustive – if you have experience with only a few of the topics mentioned above please do not hesitate to apply anyway.

Applicants should send their application including a statement of interest, a full CV and the name and address of at least two references by Aug 31, 2024 via our online application portal:

Informal inquires can be sent to:

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Ludwigstraße 43
61231 Bad Nauheim, Germany

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