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IT-System-Engineer for Sonnblick Observatory (SBO) (w/m/d)

Reference code: 193/22-1

The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) offers an immediate vacancy for an

IT-System-Engineer for Sonnblick Observatory (SBO) (w/m/d)

with an employment extent of 40 hours per week (full time).

The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) has a vacancy for an IT System Engineer for the Sonnblick Observatory (SBO) in the area of Customer Service. The position is 40 hours per week (full-time). The position is to be based in Salzburg. The Sonnblick Observatory offers an interesting and diversified field of work in an internationally renowned research institution with a tradition of more than 130 years. A broad range of tasks and opportunities for further training in many areas of IT can be expected. The position SBO IT-System Engineer is to ensure the IT infrastructure of the SBO for an optimal operation with respect to research projects, international monitoring programs and in the context of the European research infrastructure ACTRIS at the SBO.


  • Independent planning and implementation of new network components at the SBO and at the cloud - service provider.
  • Integration and application of cloud service providers
  • Collaboration in conception, implementation and further development of the IT infrastructure
  • System administration of Linux servers and central components in the cloud
  • Further development of our tools for storage, analysis and publication of scientific data
  • Ensuring the availability of IT services together in the team
  • Introduction of new solutions and technologies (e.g. IoT, LoRaWAN,...)


Requirements/Essential Skills: 

  • Completed technical education in IT at university level (university degree, FH or equivalent).
  • Extensive network knowledge (components, security, cloud VPC, VPN)
  • Experience in the field of system administration (Linux, file servers, Active Directory, web and mail servers, Docker, ...)
  • Knowledge in administration and development with Oracle databases (SQL, PL/SQL, APEX)
  • Experience with KNIME, Python, Perl, R Projects or data mining is an advantage
  • Experience in dealing with cloud service providers
  • English spoken and written



Remuneration is based on the salary scale for federal contract employees with the classification ADV-SV/4 and depends on qualifications and previous service. The minimum gross monthly salary is € 3,424.40. It is increased on the basis of the statutory regulations by creditable periods of prior service.


Austria, 5020 Salzburg, Freisaalweg 16

Start of employment:

from August 2022

Working time:

40 hours per week (full time)

Duration of employment:

indefinite, the first month of employment is considered a probationary period.

More information about the workplace:

Dr. Elke Ludewig / Head of the Sonnblick Observatory/ elke.ludewig@zamg.ac.at


Please send your application by e-mail, quoting the reference number and, if possible, in one PDF file, until the 3rd of June 2022 to the ZAMG application team bewerbung@zamg.ac.at  and to Dr. Elke Ludewig.

 Documents to be submitted, indicating the reference code:

  • Curriculum vita (CV)
  • Certificates
  • Letter of motivation, including interests and experience
  • Naming at least 2 references


The invitation for an interview will be sent to the candidates via E-mail. Please note that ZAMG will not refund any travel and accommodation expenses for travels to/from Vienna for the interview.

We especially encourage women to apply.

Attention is drawn to the fact that by submitting your application you expressly consent to the processing of your personal data.

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