2023-08-23 14:48:55

IT Systems Engineer

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7500 - 9000 €/m Gross

Job Description

Are you looking to work in a high-performance IT infrastructure with the latest technologies? Are you passionate about implementing new solutions in response to scientific challenges?

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Laboratory’s Headquarters are located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Rome (Italy). EMBL Hamburg is specialised in structural biology research and services. Located on the DESY campus, EMBL Hamburg operates an integrated structural biology facility, which includes three state-of-the-art beamlines at the PETRA III synchrotron ring and is accessible to researchers worldwide.

The EMBL Hamburg IT team operates the IT infrastructure and services to support cutting-edge scientific research performed at the EMBL Hamburg unit. As a member of the IT team, you will be responsible for managing our large-scale high-performance IT infrastructure and for providing support to our scientific community. Working with the One-EMBL IT Services, which spans across six international sites, you will also contribute to the further integration of novel computing strategies across the laboratory, drive innovation in new technologies, and help our users to efficiently use the services you provide.


Your role

Your main responsibilities will include to

  • manage and develop the local Linux-based compute infrastructure and services
  • manage and develop the Hamburg data storage and virtualization platforms;
  • contribute to maintaining the local network and IT security infrastructure and services; support EMBL staff and visiting scientists on Linux, Windows and macOS platforms 


You have

  • a degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification
  • at least 3 years of professional experience in supporting heterogeneous IT infrastructures
  • experience in managing, deploying and troubleshooting Linux-based systems and software
  • experience in administration and troubleshooting of network switches, routers and firewall appliances
  • knowledge of server hardware management
  • good working knowledge of a scripting language
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support a diverse and international user community
  • a service-oriented attitude, are well-organised and able to work to deadlines
  • excellent working knowledge of English


You might also have

  • experience in managing additional operating systems (Windows, macOS)
  • work experience in a scientific computing environment

Company offers

Why join us

 Do something meaningful

At EMBL you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL conducts world-class excellent biological research, provides advanced training for students and scientists, and provides state-of-the-art technologies for a wide range of scientific and experimental services.

Join a culture of innovation

This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.


Enjoy lots of benefits

  • Financial incentives:Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, a comprehensive pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Certified training and continued development of your professional and personal skills
  • Private medical insurancefor you and your immediate family
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
  • Family benefits: 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave and monthly family and child allowances
  • Benefits for non-German newcomers: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance


What else you need to know

  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions
  • The working language of the institute is English
  • Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought, therefore we welcome all individuals to apply
  • Job location: This role is based in Hamburg, Germany. You will be required to relocate if you are based elsewhere and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you
  • How to apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system