IT Project Coordinator

German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)

Hamburg, Germany

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IT – Computing

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Job description:


DESY is one of the world’s leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics. More than 2400 employees work at our two locations Hamburg and Zeuthen in science, technology and administration.

The ‘Research and Innovation in Computing’ Group within DESY IT is responsible for coordinating and executing large and complex IT related projects on the national as well as on the European level. Within the EU Horizon 2020 Framework we manage projects on Software development and in the areas of High Energy Physics and Physics with Photons. In the context of the Helmholtz Association we are in charge of coordinating the implementation of a Helmholtz-wide infrastructure for Federated ICT services, including Backbone, Software and Cloud services.In order to oversee those projects, our group is looking for an experienced project coordinator with the ability to adapt the necessary technical knowledge to professionally run those projects.

The position

You will be coordinating the implementation and the operation of large and complex projects, like the HIFIS Platform and other national and international initiativeslt will be your responsibility to implement professional project structures and you will ensure that those structures are efficiently executedYou will provide administrative and technical reports of the assigned projects to our project partners and stakeholdersYou will organize workshop in the context of the assiged projects and you will present project results at national and international conferences


You earned a University degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, social sciences or equivalentYou have a good knowledge of the German and European scientific communityYou acquired good knowledge in the areas of Cloud Management Frameworks, Distributed Data Management, Authentication and ldentity ManagementYou have a good spoken and written command of the English languageYou like working with people, you don’t mind traveling and you enjoy presenting your projects at conferences and workshops

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. Handicapped persons will be given preference to other equally qualified applicants. DESY operates flexible work schemes. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women. Vacant positions at DESY are in general open to part-time-work. During each application procedure DESY will assess whether the post can be filled with part-time employees.

Please send your application quoting the reference code FHMA041/2019, also by E-Mail toDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Human Resources Department | Code: FHMA041/2019 Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg | 22607 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40 8998-3392 Deadline for applications: 2019/11/01

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Quote Reference: FHMA041/2019