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Position: Head of the Systems Department (f/m/d)
Institution: Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duties: Ensuring smooth and constant IT operation; Planning, procurement and operation of new innovative and complex hardware and software components for the high-performance computer system; Project management for IT projects, from the initial idea to their safe operation; Finance planning and budget responsibility in the area of technology; IT purchases and related contract management, as well as coordination of service providers
Requirements: Succesfully completed academic studies of informatics/computer science or comparable courses of study with special emphasis in information technology or scientific computing, or equivalent qualifications; Excellent knowledge in conception, development and operation of IT- structures and and providers; Experience in high-capacity infrastructure for computing and saving; Verifiable experience in chairing working groups and personnel management are also desirable characteristics
   
Text: The Deutsche Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) is the central facility for simulations and data processing in German climate modeling and earth system shaping and is one of the leading institutions in this socially relevant area. The DKRZ operates high performance supercomputers and one of the largest data and archive systems worldwide, and also participates in many national and international projects regarding the improvement of software and infrastructure for climate modeling. The DKRZ is looking for a replacement of this leading position at the earliest possible date: Head of the Systems Department (f/m/d) (full time) Background and Job Description: With currently 12 staff members, the systems department is responsible for all aspects of the DKRZ`s computing, data archiving, and network system. The services provided, besides basic ITservices for every employee, make a central technical contribution to scientific supercomputing for users in the area of climate modeling and earth system research, and for our shareholders and the national scientific community. To do so, the DKRZ currently operates an energy-efficient HPCSystem with about 17 PFLOPS computing power and 130 PByte disc storage, and a tape library with several hundred PByte capacity. In addition to high-performance-networking, there are firewall-systems and numerous IT-environments and services. You are responsible for operating the comprehensive HW/SW-infrastructure of the DKRZ and also for involving manufacturing firms. Thus, the task profile covers managing all necessary planning, procurement, installations, configurations and the operation of hardware and software. You also bear comprehensive personnel responsibility for the employees of the Service department. You cooperate closely with the managing director and the department heads of other divisions, and you are contact person for the DKRZ`s customers regarding the provision of individual hardware and software environments. Your tasks: • Ensuring smooth and constant IT operation • Planning, procurement and operation of new innovative and complex hardware and software components for the high-performance computer system • Project management for IT projects, from the initial idea to their safe operation • Finance planning and budget responsibility in the area of technology • IT purchases and related contract management, as well as coordination of service providers • Shared responsibility for the building technology, together with the building`s owner, the University of Hamburg Professional Profile • Succesfully completed academic studies of informatics/computer science or comparable courses of study with special emphasis in information technology or scientific computing, or equivalent qualifications. • Excellent knowledge in conception, development and operation of IT- structures and and providers. • Experience in high-capacity infrastructure for computing and saving • Verifiable experience in chairing working groups and personnel management are also desirable characteristics Personal Profile: • Well-developed ability for conceptional thinking, and a target-oriented, binding, and structured way of working • Good capacity for teamwork and service focus, personal initiative, and a good sense of responsibility. • Organizational talent for the systematic implementation of IT focal points • Enthusiasm for innovative developments in the IT environment • Very good command of written and spoken English and German Our Quotation: We offer you a challenging job with great creative freedom and short administrative processes. The DKRZ in the heart of Hamburg offers a lively environment with high quality of life and a wide range of cultural activity, thus reconciling family and work. We support this by consistently implementing working from home and flexible working hours. Participating in training programmes is a matter of course and fully paid for by us. The salary is based on the TVöD Bund. The conditions of employment go by those of the German public service, including the VBL pension scheme. We look forward to your application in German by 31 October 2022 Documents: • Cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae • Support material and contacts regarding professional references Please send your application as single PDF file with reference DKRZ-14_2022 on bewerbungen@dkrz.de For further information, please contact Prof. Thomas Ludwig (ludwig@dkrz.de) We look forward to your application.
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