Network Engineers (m/f/d)

Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Garching

Type of Job

EDV & Informatics

Job Code: 01/2024

Job offer from February 16, 2024

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF), based at the research campus Garching near Munich, Germany, is a competence centre of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The MPCDF operates large supercomputers comprised of more than 10.000 of nodes and storage systems hosting data of several hundreds of Petabytes, both online on disks and offline on tape media.

A stable, scalable and high performance network infrastructure enabling scientists all around the globe to access aforementioned systems is key to MPCDF’s success.

The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is looking for Network Engineers (m/f/d) (Job ID 01/2024)

As part of our network team, the applicants will be responsible for the development and operation of MPCDF’s network infrastructure. Within our team, you will ensure that our core network and firewall systems operate in a secure, stable and well performing manner. Using in-depth information gathered from proactive monitoring tools, combined with feedback from our partners located at other institutions of the MPG in Germany, you will contribute to further extensions of our systems - both in terms of hardware expansion and design evolution.

Your responsibilities will include network design and operation of Layer2 and Layer3 devices like switches and routers, redundant firewalls, VPN gateways and DNS services. Furthermore, you will be involved in establishing dedicated peer-to-peer VPN connections via our internet service provider DFN (Deutsches Forschungsnetz) to other locations of the MPG in Germany. Finally, you will participate in broadening the availability of IPv6 within our infrastructure.

Your qualifications and skills

  • University degree (B.Sc.) in computer science or a comparable qualification with several years of professional experience
  • Communicative team player, with the ability to work independently and responsibly
  • Proficient in IPv4, IPv6, and associated routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)
  • Strong understanding of network protocols to effectively manage firewalls
  • Advanced experience in automating network tasks for improved efficiency
  • Experience with Linux systems and scripting languages
  • Proficient in spoken and written English (B2)

The positions – preferred full-time, but also with option for part-time employment – start as soon as possible and are initially limited to a period of 2 years, with an option for a permanent position.

Our offer

  • A versatile, challenging and autonomous job in a dynamic and culturally stimulating international environment
  • Helpful, highly motivated and multi-disciplinary team
  • Needs-oriented training opportunities
  • A crisis-proof job that is not dependent on the general economic development
  • Fair payment according to your qualifications and professional experience in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (up to salary group E13 TVöD).
  • Company pension scheme (VBL)
  • Flexible working hours with options for mobile working
  • 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

Your application

For further questions, please contact .

Please apply with a letter of motivation and a CV online by April 30th, 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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