Network Engineer (f/m/d)
Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Job type:
IT and Infrastructure

Contract duration: 3 years (renewable up to 9 years)

Grading: 6 or 7; depending on experience and qualifications (monthly salary starting from 4k EUR after tax + other paid benefits)

Closing date: 15 May 2023

Reference number: HD02410

About EMBL

The IT Services team operates and supports the IT infrastructure and services at EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg and at the laboratory’s sites in Barcelona and Rome.
As part of IT Services, the Network team is responsible for managing and developing the network infrastructure in our data centres, on campus, and to our external network providers. As a leading scientific institution with highly data-intensive research, extensive data flows at and between the laboratory’s six sites and to the Internet, EMBL is connected to national and international scientific networks using state-of-the-art technologies from vendors including Cisco, Extreme Networks and Fortinet.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Network Engineer to join our team on-site at the headquarters in Heidelberg.

Your role

Operate and monitor the network infrastructure at multiple EMBL sites
Manage routers, switches and other network components
Participate in the decision making regarding network technologies and their lifecycle
Work closely with suppliers and providers to support the operation and further development of our network infrastructure
Evaluate the latest networking technologies
Collaborate with the IT teams across all EMBL sites
Maintain technical documentation

You have

at least 2 years of work experience in a professional IT support environment
A degree in computer science and/or equivalent professional experience
The ability to work in a self-motivated team and participate in technical decision making
Good understanding of networking technologies regarding OSI layers 1-4
A customer-oriented personality and excellent communication skills
Excellent knowledge of English. Proficiency in German is desirable.
Willingness to travel occasionally, mostly to other EMBL sites

You might also have

Relevant technical certifications such as CCNP
Experience in topics such as virtual networking, network access control and zero-trust security model, software defined networking

Why join us

Do something meaningful
At EMBL you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind’s greatest challenges. EMBL conducts world-class excellent biological research, provides advanced training for students and scientists, and provides state-of-the-art technologies for a wide range of scientific and experimental services.
Join a culture of innovation
This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential. We are located in Heidelberg, a scientific hub in Germany and home to several internationally renowned research facilities adjacent to its world-famous university. Heidelberg is also a popular tourist destination due to its romantic city scape, including the Heidelberg Castle, the beautiful Baroque old town, amongst others.
Enjoy lots of benefits

Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, a comprehensive pension scheme, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances

Flexible working arrangements
Certified training and continued development of your professional and personal skills

Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family

Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year

Relocation package including installation grant (if required)

Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, subsidized canteen and cafeteria, on-site library, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities

Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave and monthly family and child allowances

Benefits for non-German newcomers: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance

What else you need to know

International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions

The working language of the institute is English

Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought, therefore we welcome all individuals to apply

Job location: This role is based in Heidelberg, Germany. You will be required to relocate if you are based elsewhere and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you

How to apply: To apply, please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system

Discover more on working with EMBL IT Services at www.embl.org/itservices

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