Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The Digital Transformation and IT (DigIT) division supports the renowned researchers of Helmholtz Munich in a vibrant international environment with all aspects of a modern, forward-looking ICT and office infrastructure. In collaboration with highly dynamic and innovative research teams, we implement various services and applications, from standard workstations to artificial intelligence and deep learning. Digitization is a strategic guiding principle for the development of the center.

We are looking for a

Senior Linux System Administrator (f/m/x)

Full time

Neuherberg near Munich


Your responsibilities

  • You will work on the design, development, and operation of services and system related applications on Linux together with an interactive team.
  • You will work on the automation of various tasks with experts for applications.
  • You develop scripts based on Python or Shell.
  • You develop system automation based on Ansible.
  • You develop solutions based on virtualization and container technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).
  • You install and administer Linux servers and applications on them.

Your qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or comparable degree) in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical subject from a university with internationally recognized quality standards.
  • Your professional experience is three years or longer.
  • You have a very good knowledge of Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or other automation tools.
  • Your knowledge of Shell and script languages (Python, Bash) is very good.
  • You have a very good knowledge of the Linux operating system; ideally the Red Hat distribution.
  • You have a good knowledge of virtualization and container technologies (OpenStack, Singularity, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).
  • Your written and spoken English is fluent.
  • You work structured and systematically and well in teams.
  • You have a strong focus on customer needs.
  • If you have knowledge of German, it is considered a plus.

What we offer you

  • work-life balance
  • flexible working hours and working-time models
  • continuous education and training
  • 30 days annual leave
  • on-site health management service
  • home office options
  • on-site nursery and holiday care
  • elder care
  • company pension scheme
  • discounted public transport ticket

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the Collective Agreement for the Federal Public Service (TVöD). Basically, there is the possibility of an IT specialist bonus. The position is unlimited.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion, and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Ursula Grimm, 089 3187-4198, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
DigIT - Digital Transformation & IT
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Oberschleißheim

Total E-Quality Award for excellent gender equality policy for women and men: Helmholtz Munich is particularly committed to promoting professional equality between women and men. It therefore aims to increase the proportion of the underrepresented sex in the respective field.

Helmholtz Munich is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest scientific organization. Altogether 43.000 people currently work in its 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association’s annual budget amounts to around five billion euros.