IT Network Administrator (f/m/d)

EDV & Informatics Stuttgart
Solid State Research & Material Sciences Structural and Cell Biology

Job Code: IS-S038

Job Offer from February 22, 2021

The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems seeks to understand natural intelligence, such as that exhibited by animals and humans, and to use this understanding to create artificial systems that can successfully interact with complex environments. Researchers at the Stuttgart campus of our institute concentrate on physical systems that range from very small medical robots to larger devices that physically interact with people. Our institute’s Tübingen campus mainly focuses on computational subjects such as machine learning and computer vision. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines mathematics, computer science, engineering, materials science, and biology. 

For our campus in Stuttgart we are now looking for an  IT Network Administrator (f/m/d).

Your Responsibilities

  • Administration of the entire wired and wireless network on our campus
  • Commissioning of new components for the lab environment, data center and office area
  • Integration of virtualization techniques into the network infrastructure
  • Further development of the existing network concept
  • Collaboration in the further development and implementation of the IT security concept, especially in the network area
  • Network monitoring, maintenance of network documentation and organization of network cabling (optical fibre) 

Your Background

  • Trained as an IT specialist, bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent qualification
  • Very good knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and the structure of networks
  • Extensive experience in administration of firewalls
  • Profound knowledge of switching and routing protocols
  • Good understanding of DNS and DHCP
  • Certifications (e.g. CCNA, CCNP) would be beneficial
  • Independent, structured and solution-oriented work as well as strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Good written and spoken English 

You are encouraged to apply if you meet most of the qualifications and are interested in learning about the other listed topics. 

Our Offer

We offer highly interesting, challenging, and varied tasks in a highly active field of research. A dedicated team awaits you in an international environment with regular opportunities for further education and training. The salary is paid in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD Bund) and the collective agreement on the federal pay scale (TV EntgO-Bund), according to your qualifications. This position is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of becoming permanent. 

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from any background. The Max Planck Society also seeks to increase the number of women in leadership positions and strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Furthermore, we seek to employ more people with a disability and strongly encourage them to apply. 


Your application must be submitted as one PDF file and contain a cover letter in English or German, a curriculum vitae in English or German, relevant certificates, contact information for three professional references, and any additional documents that support your suitability for this position. Please submit your complete application through our application portal.

The position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2021. 

Inquiries should be sent to Michael Hübner at

Michael Hübner
Heisenbergstr. 3
70569 Stuttgart

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