Science Systems Administrator (m/f/div)

Science Systems Administrator (m/f/div)

The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) is a central service unit of the Max Planck Society and currently supports scientists at 86 institutes and research centers in Germany and abroad. The Digital Labs department of the MPDL experiments with pioneering technologies and establishes innovative services for basic research in the natural sciences and humanities. For the Digital Labs department we are looking for a science systems administrator for the structural and technical support of our research data infrastructure. Additionally we offer you deep insight into our blockchain infrastructure of the international scientific blockchain bloxberg ( https://bloxberg.org/ ) . Learn from our experienced team and strengthen your knowledge with professional training.

Your tasks

Continuous development of new, up-to-date server infrastructures
Enhancement of our existing infrastructure, especially under aspects of high availability, load balancing, performance, integrity, and security
Close conceptual and operational cooperation with the Max-Planck data center
CI / CD implementation and maintenance
Maintenance and monitoring of our systems

Your profile

Completed studies in information technology or a comparable qualification
Several years of experience in server infrastructures and database administration (e.g., Linux, NGINX, bash scripting, MySQL, MariaDB, Elasticsearch)
Blockchain enthusiast, no previous knowledge required
Experience in the administration of VM-based cluster infrastructures (KVM, VMware, Puppet, HAProxy), ideally in a scientific environment
Understanding of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP, and SNMP
Solid knowledge in designing, testing, and operating backup and recovery procedures
Good written and spoken English skills
Responsible and precise
Enthusiasm for solving tasks and the ability to communicate ideas as part of a team

Our offer

With the MPDL, you will have the opportunity to work on these topics in an excellent working environment as well as in an international and highly motivated team. The Digital Labs department is characterized by a self-reliant, agile, and team-oriented work style, in which each employee can develop individually. This job offering gives you the opportunity to get educated as a blockchain architect.
Company pension plan and other social benefits
Flexible, family-friendly working hours as well as a work-life balance
Possibility of mobile working
Company health promotion
30 days vacation (for a five-day week) and familiarization days
A discounted job ticket for public transport
A workplace in a central location in Munich

The position is available immediately and is limited to two years. Employment, compensation, and benefits are based on the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD Bund), depending on qualifications.
At our institution, we attach great importance to the compatibility of work and family and support our employees, for example, by offering family-friendly working hours and other opportunities. The Max Planck Society aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society has set itself the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are expressly encouraged.

Please apply for this position with your curriculum vitae , cover letter and references .

If you do not meet all the required points, please apply anyway if you are interested. You can also learn a lot during your work with us.
Online application