Senior Linux System Administrator (m/f/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

München, Germany

Work group:

ICT Information Communication Technology



Area of research:

IT – Computing



Starting date:

18.09.2019



Job description:

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.


The Information and Communication Technology department (ICT) hosts a dynamic computing environment (CPU, GPU, and Cloud Computing) and participates in Europe-wide hybrid cloud infrastructure development projects, among others. The department is responsible for the mass storage systems for our highly dynamic and innovative research groups. 


At the center we provide the IT infrastructure for artificial intelligence, deep learning and big data analytics and are looking for two


Senior Linux System Administrator (m/f/d)
2019/0363

Your responsibilities


You contribute to the design, development and operation of cluster computing systems within an interactive team.You work with the platform developers on porting projects onto the HPC system.You are responsible for benchmarking and system tuning, as well as for problem analysis and resolution.You are expected to stay current on HPC technologies like batch- and workload management systems (slurm, SGE, Univa) and parallel file systems (GPFS, Lustre, etc.).You implement and develop HPC solutions like virtualization and container technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).You manage configuration and capacity, and you provision and monitor file systems (based on ZFS).

Your qualification


Bachelor or master (or comparable) degree in informatics, mathematics or a related subject from a university with internationally accepted quality standards3+ years of work experienceStrong knowledge of Linux, in particular installation and administration of systemsStrong skills in shell and script languages (Python, bash, etc.)Fluent in written and spoken EnglishStructured and systematic working style as well as the ability for cooperation in teamsStrong orientation towards customer needs

Desirable qualifications


Preferably good knowledge of written and spoken GermanIdeally basic networking skills – Ethernet, Infiniband, Fiber ChannelOptional automation and configuration tools (Ansible, Foreman, etc.)

We offer you


a challenging and varied field of work and the freedom to develop new ideas the opportunity to get things movingextensive and goal-orientated professional development measuresto ensure a good work/life balance we offer assistance in the shape of:flexible working hours, flexitime, without core timesin-house health managementa nursery directly at the campus"Elder Care" concept as well as other consultation and support options30 days vacation per yearCompany pension scheme via the Federal and State Pension Fund (Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder – VBL)Discounted job ticket (MVV and DB)

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment


Having been awarded the "Total E-Quality" seal we endorse a system of equal opportunities. Applications from women are especially welcome. Severely disabled candidates are given preference if they are of equal merit concerning the position in question.
The position is unlimited.


Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund). Basically, there is the possibility of an IT skilled worker bonus.


The position is unlimited. In principle, the position can be filled part-time or close to full-time.


Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Sandra Mayer on +49 89 3187-4171, who will be happy to be of assistance.



Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0363

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