Cloud Solutions Architect (m/f/d)

Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Garching

Job offer from April 11, 2024

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society. It is engaged in the development and optimization of algorithms and applications for high performance computing as well as in the design and implementation of solutions for data-intensive projects in close collaboration with scientists of the Max Planck Institutes. The MPCDF operates Max Planck supercomputers, compute systems and data repositories for various Max Planck institutes, and maintains an up-to-date infrastructure for data management including long-term archival as one of the largest such academic sites within Europe.

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is looking for a Cloud Solutions Architect (m/f/d) - Job ID 03/2024.

The MPCDF computer and data infrastructure is currently extended to also include cloud-based systems and we are seeking a qualified candidate to join our cloud support team. The chosen candidate will take a leading role in supporting MPG projects as they migrate to the OpenStack Cloud as well as designing tailor-made solutions for various Max Planck Institutes using this cloud.

The applicant should ideally hold a degree and have a history of involvement in research, particularly with strong and clear experience in IT.

Beneficial skills

  • Good knowledge of Linux as administrator
  • Experience with modern cloud technologies (ideally OpenStack)
  • Knowledge of container and orchestration technologies (Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools and practices (e.g. Terraform, Helm, HEAT, Ansible) would be ideal
  • Programming and scripting experience (e.g. Python, Bash)
  • Experience of supporting Windows based systems could be beneficial
  • Creativity for problem solving under changing conditions, as well as accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills in English

The area of responsibility includes

  • Communication with institutes interested in using MPCDF’s cloud-based services
  • Development of solutions addressing the needs of these institutes
  • Further development of the existing cloud-based infrastructure
  • Administration and operation of selected components supporting this infrastructure

The full-time position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited for a period of up to three years with the possibility of extending this to a permanent position. Salary will be based on experience according to the German TVöD.

Our offer

  • Helpful, highly motivated and multi-disciplinary team
  • Needs-oriented training opportunities
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • Flexible working hours and a friendly working environment
  • Private accident insurance financed by the employer.
  • Reduced rates for certain insurance policies.
  • Family service at the Garching research campus.
  • Underground station U6 directly in front of the institute.
  • Subsidies to the MVV job ticket and Deutschland-Ticket-Jobticket
  • Free Parking on Premise

Your application

You can find more information on our web page MPCDF

For further questions, please contact or .

Please apply with a letter of motivation and a CV online by May 26, 2024.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of women and individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. MPCDF is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications regardless of gender or gender identity, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. We also aim to provide family-friendly working conditions.

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