We are seeking an experienced and motivated
Head of IT (m/f/div)
for the earliest possible date and with an initial contract for two years.
Leading the IT service group (5 persons) incl. coordination of requests and orders
Planning, conception and development of the Institute’s central IT infrastructure
Responsibility for IT security at our Institute, including redundant firewall
Support and development of the local computer clusters and network
Responsibility for the efficient and proper provision of a powerful and modern IT infrastructure
Support and development of our central storage systems (SAN technologies)
Troubleshooting and problem-solving for the entire server and desktop computing environment (MacOS, Linux, Windows), including the network
Support in the conception and planning of science-related IT and flexibility to support and enable research activity.
Support of standard database environments
Optimizing high performance computing
Planning of our Institute’s general computing environment, including the core network and cross-institute coordination of computer connections
Continual market observation and analysis of the IT sector in order to implement science-oriented IT concepts as well as planning and implementation of the IT budget
Participation in the activities within the MPGs IT community
Coordination of all IT procurement activities at the Institute, including applications for internal and external funding schemes to support the financing of the IT infrastructure and expert support in tendering
Cooperation with our bioinformaticians and the linked cluster
Advanced degree in computer science or related subject
Very good knowledge of the concept, design and operation of heterogeneous IT landscapes
Several years of professional experience, ideally in a scientific environment
Sound knowledge of current server operating systems (Windows, UNIX, LINUX)
Experience in network technologies (virtual networks, routers, firewalls)
A high degree of security awareness and user friendliness
Good knowledge of the English language for communication in an international research environment and for negotiations and presentations
We are looking for
An open-minded, motivated person with a high degree of service, as well as strong communication skills, can-do spirit, assertiveness and planning competence. Experience in team leadership is an advantage.
Possibilities to expand a modern service desk with latest IT technologies
A high degree of responsibility in a top-level and challenging international scientific work environment
A highly motivated team with modern tools and approaches
We offer an attractive setting in a brand new and friendly work environment, an ambitious team, excellent infrastructure, as well as interesting and varied tasks. Your salary will be based on your qualification and follow recommendations of TVÖD. Social benefits correspond with those of the public service.
We are looking forward to receiving your full and comprehensive application by 30 th April, 2021. Please send your documents via our application portal. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.