Scientific Linux Network Technician (f/m/d)

Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung GmbH (ZMT), Bremen

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (www.leibniz-zmt.de) in Bremen is a member of the Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal and State Governments. Through its research, ZMT contributes to developing science-based strategies for sustainable use of tropical coastal systems

We are looking for a

Scientific Linux Network Technician (f/m/d)

as soon as possible.

(Reference number: 151 A - IT)

ZMT is seeking a linux system developer and administrator. ZMT seeks to develop and maintain a performant, distributed scientific computing infrastructure which will be used to support several large-scale modeling and computational projects within the institute. The computing infrastructure will consist of networked servers and filesystem to provide a reliable technical foundation for scientific projects.

Your core responsibilities include:

  • Development and administration of networked linux servers
  • Establishment of reliable failsafe storage and access
  • Support workflows for deep learning and large-scale photogammetry
  • Actively consult with research groups to develop plans

The position also provides opportunities for technical involvement in the design of performant scientific workflows, data provisioning and future-proof architectures. The anticipated research tasks that the successful candidate will support include climate and ecological modeling, deep learning, satellite image analysis and bioinformatics pipelines. Additionally, the candidate can participate in the wider DigiZ initiative at ZMT towards creating solutions to make the institute’s research and data available to wider networks through dedicated portals, databases and other solutions. There will also be support for further professional development through workshops and conferences.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • Several years of professional experience in the administration of Linux servers and heterogeneous networks working experience with networked systems
  • managing redundant and reliable file storage solutions
  • administering multi-user environments
  • procuring and assembling computing hardware

Your desired personal attributes are

  • Successfully completed studies of computer science (FH/Uni) or a comparable training
  • Knowledge of common operating systems, network protocols and experience with network securit
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a proactive approach, together with an interest in identifying, investigating and solving technical problems
  • Dedication and enthusiasm to work in a small team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to engage with scientific staff of different background
  • Ability to work under time pressur
  • Capacity to work effectively in English, the willingness to learn German is expected

We offer:

  • A dynamic, interdisciplinary and distinctly international research environment
  • Interesting, versatile and demanding tasks
  • Family-friendly working conditions with certification by the Work and Family Audit
  • Varied health promotion measures

The ZMT offers a strongly international working environment, a high level of interdisciplinary research (ranging from applied mathematics and physics, to geoscience, ecology and social science), and a highly collaborative research philosophy. Bremen is a family and bicycle-friendly city with a rich cultural and scientific environment and proximity to a range of relevant collaborating institutes. If you have a diving licence and diving experience - the ZMT gives you the opportunity to gain further qualifications in this field and then to participate in research expeditions.


The position is intended to be permanent and full-time, but is also suitable for part-time work. The remuneration is based on TV-L (https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/c/t/rechner/tv-l/west?id=tv-l-2020&matrix=1). The pay group depends on the qualifications for the job.

Further information:

Thomas Rau, thomas.rau(at)leibniz-zmt.de, Tel: +49421 - 23 800 123)

Please send your complete documents by e-mail (quoting reference number „151 A – IT“ and as one single pdf) to our human resources department by 27.5.2020, to Ms Lena Oehlmann, bewerbung@leibniz-zmt.de.

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Fahrenheitstraße 6, D-28359 Bremen