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Job Description

Scionics is looking to hire a Linux System Administrator. This position will focus on our corporate infrastructure as well as IT infrastructure projects for clients.

This is a full-time, onsite position (Dresden, Germany), with salary based on experience. If needed, Scionics provides assistance with moving costs.

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are all working from home. As the situation has allowed, we are moving to a mix of at-home and in-office work.


  • Maintain and advance our corporate infrastructure
    Our corporate infrastructure is Linux based, with virtual machines on VMWARE ESXi and Docker containers. It supports our Software Engineers by running automated tests using Jenkins via check-ins to Git. We also run-in house developed software using MySQL, Apache, Nginx, and Python. Finally, we have our own mail server, file server, and web server.
  1. We need you to...
    • control and evaluate these systems
    • research and launch projects to redesign, improve or replace them
    • design and implement alert systems to catch problems early
    • automate as much as is technically possible
  • Provide occasional Mac and Linux support for colleagues
    The team is mostly self-sufficient, but every so often an issue comes up that requires knowledge of how the team member’s machine interacts with the central infrastructure.
  • IT Infrastructure projects for clients
    This portion of the job is small at the moment but has the potential to grow. Depending on the project it may involve
    • Discussing with customers their technical needs
    • Evaluating possible technical solutions
    • Playing a role in the purchase process (recommending hardware, evaluating offers)
    • Setup and installation of technical solutions
    • An example of such a technical solution would be setting up a Linux fileserver for a client.


  • 5+ years' experience installing and updating Linux servers
  • 5+ years' experience installing, configuring, and patching Linux applications
  • 2+ years' experience with virtualization and containers ex) Docker, VMWare, Proxmox, Kubernetes, etc
  • Fluent in German, very good English skills
  • Desire to continuously improve your knowledge via training and courses
What we offer
  • A friendly and international team
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication style
  • Training via courses and conferences
  • Flexible working hours during the week and home office options
  • Spacious work environment, with kitchen and complimentary coffee
  • Easily accessible office, near public transport, lunch options, post office and small grocery store
About the Company

Founded in 2000, Scionics is a private company that provides computing solutions to the international scientific research community. We currently employ 30+ professionals with diverse skills and extensive experience in desktop and server system administration, image analysis, high- performance computing, bioinformatics and software development.


Interested? If so, please send your CV and any other relevant information to Ms. Albring at system.administrator@scionics.com with the subject “System Administrator”.

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