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 System Administrator (m/f/div)

Your Responsibilities

  • Administration, optimization and expansion of our Linux and Windows server structure
  • Support and further development of IT services in a heterogeneous environment with regard to functionality and security
  • Monitoring and maintenance of tape backup systems, storage networks and all connected data pools

Your Background

  • Trained as an IT specialist, bachelor's degree in computer science, or equivalent qualification
  • Deep Linux knowledge
  • Knowledge in Ceph Storage Systems are considered a plus
  • Experience in programming (e.g. Python, PowerShell, scripting languages)
  • Sound experience in the design and administration of Windows servers
  • Exposure to administration of virtual server systems
  • Reliable knowledge of Active Directory and associated services (DNS, DHCP, Print Server, WSUS)
  • Independent and reliable way of working, friendly attitude and high motivation to learn new 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 topics listed.

    Our Offer

      e 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.


      Please submit your application as one PDF file. The application should include the following documents:

      • Cover letter (German or English)
      • Curriculum vitae (German or English)
      • Relevant references

      You can find our application portal at:

      The position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 31, 2023.

      Inquiries should be sent to Michael Huebner at
      Online application