Linux systems administrator (m/f/d) (full or part time)

The IT team with 7 staff members is responsible for the IT infrastructure. It runs the central infrastructure (network, applications, 100 servers for up to 700 clients) providing a variety of IT and communication services to ~200 employees in research, technical infrastructure and administration. The backend consists of Linux, Solaris, and Windows servers. Clients run on Windows and Linux operating systems.

The IT team has a vacancy for a Linux systems administrator (m/f/d) (full or part time)

Ihr Aufgabengebiet:

Job profile:

Jointly within the other IT team members you will administer UNIX based applications on Linux and Solaris. You will plan and develop the future system landscape and help to migrate existing and establish new applications. The tasks in particular are the following: 

  • System administration for Linux based applications (web services, CMS, Wiki, ticketing system, printing, etc.)
  • Introducing new collaborative applications (e.g. NextCloud, gitlab and others)
  • Linux server administration with RedHat Enterprise Linux installations within a VMware farm including deployment and configuration management (Satellite, ansible)
  • Support for Linux clients within the infrastructure
  • File services for large amounts of scientifc data, currently based on Solaris (ZFS)
  • Archival storage system (Oracle HSM)
  • Storage system (NetApp arrays and StorageTek tape libraries)
  • Storage Area Network (FC-SAN) based  Brocade technology
  • Backup for central data with CommVault
  • E-Mail services based on Oracle Communications: Messaging Server, Convergence Webmail and Calendar Server
  • Securing the services and servers in your realm against intrusions and abuse 
  • (hardening, vulnerability monitoring, regular updates and patches)
  • Participation in oncall shifts

Ihr Profil:


The successful candidate holds a bachelor or master in computer sciences, mathematics or natural science.  Equivalent qualifications or work experience are considered as equal.  The candidate proves long term practical experience in Linux/UNIX. Service orientation towards the employees is a must. German language skills are essential in the long run. A basic knowledge of German is considered a plus.


  • permanent position
  • payment according to the pay scale TVöD Bund (i.e. government) up to tariff group 12, equivalent to experience and knowledge
  • payment of an annual bonus
  • possibility of payment of an IT bonus, depending on qualifications
  • company ticket for the Berlin S-Bahn
  • family-friendly, flexible working hours and modern forms of work to reconcile work, family and care (in particular flex time arrangements and homeoffice)
  • support for professional development by offering qualification and further training opportunities
  • support for German language courses
  • an interesting and varied job with a great deal of creative freedom

You will work within an international and dynamic scientific work environment with a team of highly motivated and highly qualified IT staff. You will work independently, will be involved in current IT projects and work on projects independently after the initial training.The position can be filled with a variable start date.

The MBI is an equal-opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. The Institute is committed to increasing the proportion of women in the IT department, so applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Severely disabled persons will be given preference if they have the same qualifications. MBI supports the reconcilability of family and working life and is certified by the audit workandfamily (audit berufundfamilie) as a family-friendly employer.

Interested? Then please upload your complete application documents, including cover letter, CV, certificates, etc. on our homepage until August 6, 2023.

For further information, please contact Dr. Thomas-Martin Kruel, tel. 030 / 6392 1540, e-mail kruel(at)

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12489 Berlin

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