WIAS is an institute of Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V. (FVB). FVB is the provider of eight non-university, scientific research institutes in Berlin that are financed by the Federal Republic of Germany and by the community of the states. These research institutes are members of the Leibniz community.


Employment advertisement

WIAS invites applications for a

“Senior IT Specialist”

Ref.-Nr. 18/06

The position is available immediately.

The WIAS is an applied mathematics research institute and in support of our research the IT-department runs an extensively connected infrastructure including a data centre, compute servers and end user devices.

As our Senior IT Specialist you will develop medium- and long-term strategies for the ongoing development of a user focussed IT environment.  This IT environment must support the research and quality maintenance strategy of the institute.  You will organise the procurement of software, hardware and IT-services.  You will coordinate the user support and maintenance of the central services as well as the development of the central database.  It will be important that you carry out a share of this administration and development work yourself.

You should have successfully completed undergraduate study in computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and experience.  You will have excellent professional knowledge and experience covering some key areas in the administration of heterogeneous, Unix-based networks as well as in the management of IT-projects.  We expect you to communicate effectively with the international staff of the institute.

We offer you a diverse and challenging role based in the very centre of Berlin.  Training in technical and leadership skills is available.  An appointment to this position will be made as soon as possible.  The salary will be according to the federal section of the German TVoeD scale.

For additional information please contact Prof. M. Hintermüller (jobs@wias-berlin.de).

WIAS promotes equality of opportunities. It is our goal to increase the percentage of women in leadership roles. Qualified women are therefore explicitly welcome to apply for this job. WIAS actively supports the compatibility of family and career. When equally suitable in their qualification, severely disabled applicants (male or female) will receive preferential consideration. We explicitly welcome job applications from people with migration background.


Please send your application electronically as a single PDF quoting the reference 18/06 no later than 11 March 2018 to