Cloud Solutions Architect (m/f/d)

Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Garching

Type of Job

EDV & Informatics

Job Code: 03/2021

Job offer from October 11, 2021

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  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.

Cloud Solutions Architect (m/f/d)

Reference: 03/2021

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 (m /f/d). The chosen candidate will take a leading role in the design, implementation and operation of generic services as well as tailor-made solutions for various Max Planck Institutes using this cloud.

Your qualification

The applicant should have a Masters degree in Computer Science or in Physics, applied Mathematics, or a similar subject, but with a strong and clear experience in IT.

Beneficial skills

  • Creativity for problem solving under changing conditions, as well as accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Linux
  • Experience with modern cloud technologies (ideally OpenStack)
  • Knowledge of container and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Programming and scripting experience (e.g, Python, Bash)

Your tasks

  • 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

Our offer

  • The full time position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited for a period of two years. Salary will be based on experience according to the German TVöD.
  • Flexible working hours and a friendly working environment
  • Proximity to Underground Station (U6), discount MVV job tickets available
  • Free Parking on Premise

Your application

Please apply with a letter of motivation and a CV via our online application portal  by November 12, 2021. Applications are welcome until the position is filled.

For further questions, please contact Dr. John Kennedy  or Dr. Raphael Ritz .

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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