Position: Senior Systemadministrator Linux, Storage, HPC (m/w/d)

Department: Hochdurchsatz-Sequenzierung

Code number: 2019-0079

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

For the High-Throughput Sequencing Unit, we are looking for a system administrator to manage the departments the storage and compute clusters. The High-Throughput Sequencing Division is one of the largest sequencing centers in Europe and the only academic site in Germany with a fleet of Illumina HiSeq X-Ten and NovaSeq devices.

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Planning and administration of storage systems, mainly for genomic data (currently Isilon and Spectrum Scale, approx. 20 terabytes of new data per month)
  • Administration of the compute cluster (about 150 compute nodes / 10,000 cores) which is used for our bioinformatics pipelines, and advice to the users
  • Operation of our physical and virtual servers as well as the laboratory and office computers (mainly Linux, Windows)
  • Administration of the unit's virtualization cluster (oVirt)

Ihr Profil:

  • Deep knowledge of petabyte-scale enterprise storage systems (Isilon OneFS, IBM GPFS)
  • Profound knowledge of Linux and high-performance computing, ideally with life science workloads
  • Experience with enterprise virtualization environments
  • Knowledge of general best practices in IT, e.g. monitoring, logging, automated configuration, update management, asset management
  • Ideally experience in the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Capacity for teamwork

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales, attraktives Arbeitsumfeld
  • Campus mit modernster State-of-the-art-Infrastruktur
  • Vergütung nach TV-L mit den üblichen Sozialleistungen
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Sehr gute Fort- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten

Beginn: zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt / as soon as possible

Befristung: Die Stelle ist zunächst auf 2 Jahre befristet. Eine Verlängerung ist möglich.

The position can in principle be part-time.

Bewerbungsschluss: 16.04.2019 

Weitere Informationen: 

Mr Dr. Stephan Wolf 
Telefon +49 (0)6221/42-3409

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The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.                           

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