IT Systems Engineer (m/f/d, up to 100%)

Are you passionate about automation, monitoring and the development of innovative IT infrastructures? Are you an enthusiast for open source software? And would you like to work with developers and researchers to further develop software in the field of geoinformatics from an operational perspective? We need your expertise to professionalize and fortify our IT services and server infrastructure. And all for the benefit of society and the environment!

HeiGIT gGmbH at Heidelberg University is a research-oriented, non-profit company aiming to improve the transfer of knowledge and technology from basic research into practice on the basis of innovative geoinformation technologies. HeiGIT pursues an open source, open data and open science strategy. In order to professionalize HeiGIT’s IT infrastructure and improve its open, non-profit services, which are used by thousands of users every day, we are looking for a

IT Systems Engineer (m,w,d)

to work in our Tech Ops team in Heidelberg, starting as soon as possible (m,f,d, up to 100%, permanent).


The diverse tasks that await you include

  • Provide advice and support to all HeiGIT teams in running services professionally and using a diverse set of infrastructure (i.e. virtual machines, standalone servers, HPC clusters, cloud infrastructure, databases)

  • Administrate Linux servers

    • Configure, implement and maintain central services (i.e. GitLab, RocketChat, Confluence, data lake, easy to use PaaS)

  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of monitoring and backup strategies

  • Contributing to a green and sustainable computing strategy

  • Develop and implement a management solution for Linux clients

Your Profile

  • A university degree¬†(or equivalent) in computer science or a related field or

  • Several years of work experience in IT system administration, ideally in a modern environment

  • Proficient in managing Linux servers (ideally Ubuntu)

  • Experience with technologies such as:

    • Monitoring and analytics (Grafana, Prometheus, Graylog)
    • Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Scripting languages (Ansible, Bash, Python)
    • Web server/web services (Apache, nginx)
    • Using cloud infrastructures (openstack, vSphere)

  • Proficient in English and German (spoken and written)

  • Initiative, independent working style and flexibility in dealing with new projects and information

  • A good feel for long established and upcoming tools and working methods in the DevOps and server related fields

  • A sense of team spirit, responsibility and commitment

We offer

  • An attractive, permanent position (100%, part-time if desired) in a welcoming and interdisciplinary team with many opportunities for personal development

  • A position at the interface between research and social real-world impact, supporting action towards a better society and environment

  • Creative and strategic decision-making autonomy in a small team setting

  • Flexible working hours and 30 days of paid vacation

  • Remote work up to 50%, by arrangement with the team

  • Extensive social benefits, such as a company pension scheme, job ticket, job bike and additional health insurance


Please send your application with CV, certificates, references, etc. as soon as possible by e-mail to Maria Martin,

We stand for equal opportunities and welcome all people regardless of age, origin, gender, sexual identity, religion or disability.

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