Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Linux/HPC System Administrator (f/m)


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Scientific Computing
2 Linux/HPC System Administrator (f/m)

Move to the vibrant city of Berlin and help us support our scientists cure cancer, diabetes and other diseases.

The scientific computing platform is looking for a highly-motivated and detail-oriented individual to join us. As Linux/HPC System Administrator you will be working for the MDC high-performance compute cluster, connected servers, and networking. In this position, you will drive the course of change and improvement while retaining stability of our systems.


- Administration, monitoring, tuning and extension of the Linux-based HPC cluster (3000+ cores plus GPUs, 1PB GPFS, 3 PB NFS), and connected systems, such as job queue (Grid Engine), storage (DDN)

- Realize seamless data flow from sequencing and mass spectometry devices with scripting and monitoring

- Support of scientific computing for international scientists with a scientific focus different from computing and informatics

- Contribute to user support and user documentation

- Contribute to evaluation of new technologies and planning and realization clusters extensions


- At least a masters degree in a scientific field (bioinformatics preferred)

- At least three years experience in professional Linux system administration required with excellent demonstrable skill set

- Excellent knowledge of RedHat/CentOS Linux

- Proven ability to create versioned, well-structured configuration and deployment systems

- Active knowledge in Linux-ActiveDirectory-integration, shell scripting, high-level programming and application building, hardware maintenance / firmware updates

- Working experience in at least three of these technologies: Puppet, NFS Server, GPFS/Lustre, MPI, batch queuing system, docker, Nagios, Kerberos

- Fluid written and spoken English is a must (at least C1); German is a big plus

According to the public service remuneration scheme TVöD Bund up to E13 according to candidate's experience.
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This is a permanent position but has a temporary term limit of 2 years.

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Information contact:
Dr. Alf
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