Consultant in the field of IT infrastructure management for the development and expansion of a laboratory network (m/w/d)

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Veröffentlicht: 11.06.2024

Arbeitsort: 10115 Berlin

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The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is a modern service authority with a wide range of risk management tasks and offices in Braunschweig and Berlin. Our primary goal is safe food for everyone and the protection of consumer health!

To achieve this, we need your support as

Consultant (f/m/d)
in the field of IT infrastructure management for the development and expansion of a laboratory network

Reference number and application deadline: 506/2021/1, June 27, 2024
Organizational unit: Unit 506 "Laboratory IT"
Number of positions: 1
Location: Berlin Marienfelde
Duration of employment: as soon as possible, temporary according to § 14 (1) TzBfG for a period of 36 months
Remuneration/salary: E 12 - E 13 TVöD Bund, tariff area West (possibly with IT allowance)
Scope of employment: full-time or part-time

Unit 506 "Laboratory IT" has the task of providing the specialist departments of the BVL with scientific IT optimized for the laboratories and operating the necessary basic services. The laboratory network is a heterogeneous IT landscape with different operating systems and various complex systems and devices, from control computers to IoT devices and NGS systems.

What are your tasks?

  • Responsibility for the further development and operation of the IT infrastructure of the science network and the basic services it contains
  • Development of IT infrastructure solutions, taking into account the necessary framework conditions (e.g. BSI specifications, federal architecture guidelines)
  • Evaluation of new technologies and their use for the expansion of the IT landscape, including solutions such as virtualization and automation
  • Project work from requirements analysis and planning of IT infrastructure technology to technical application and implementation
  • Technical coordination with external service providers and BVL representatives as well as internal departments
  • Ensuring the security and stability of the IT infrastructure landscape and the services operated within it
  • Documentation of technical decisions, changes and use of the IT infrastructure and services operated therein
  • Administration in direct IT operations (e.g. in monitoring or virtualization)

What qualifications do we expect from you as a minimum?

  • Completed university degree (Master's or university diploma) in the field of computer science, information technology or a comparable degree or comparable knowledge and skills
  • Several years of experience in the relevant job profile, e.g. in the operation of IT infrastructure, IT basic services
  • Very good German language skills (at least language level C1)
  • Good English language skills (at least language level B2)

What requirements should you also meet?

  • Knowledge and experience in the field of virtualization of IT systems (e.g. with VMWare or OpenSource solutions)
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of IT automation (e.g. via Ansible for Linux and Microsoft)
  • Experience in the planning and further development of complex IT architectures
  • Experience in the operation of basic IT services (DHCP, DNS, resource management, etc.)
  • Experience in the documentation and presentation of complex, technical contexts
  • Experience with programming languages/script programming (e.g. Python, Bash, Powershell)
  • Knowledge of cloud services (e.g. Infrastructure-as-a-Service [IaaS], Software as a Service [SaaS])

With your application, you agree to an extended security check in accordance with Section 9 of the German Federal Security Check Act (SÜG).

What do we offer you?

  • An interesting, varied and challenging role in the south of Berlin
  • Remuneration including annual special payment according to the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD) federal government (see e.g. BVA pay calculator); with professional experience, assignment to a higher experience level within the pay group is possible
  • IT specialist allowance of up to €1,000 gross per month, provided you meet the necessary requirements
  • Company pension scheme (VBL), annual variable, performance-related pay for tariff employees and capital-forming benefits
  • A job ticket including subsidy
  • work-life balance makes it possible to combine family, care and work:
    • many variations of part-time work are offered
    • Mobile working is largely possible
    • Flexible working hours between 06.00 and 20.00 in the flexitime system
    • 30 days of vacation per year and days off on 24 and 31 December
    • Up to 24 additional compensatory time off days per year

We live a diverse and cosmopolitan coexistence. BVL promotes equality between women and men.

In addition, BVL is committed to inclusion; applications from people with severe disabilities are therefore expressly encouraged. They will be given preferential consideration in the selection process.

Contact and information

For information on the advertised position, please contact the Head of Unit, Mr. Jan Siegert (Tel.+493018445-8904). General questions about the application process can be directed to You can also find further information on our homepage or our careers page.

Have we piqued your interest?

Then we look forward to receiving your application by June 27, 2024, stating the reference number 506/2021/1 at in a single PDF file (max. 5 MB) including a cover letter, CV, a complete description of your educational and professional career, copies of certificates and proof of employment. We would like to point out that we are unfortunately unable to consider incomplete application documents. We are also happy to receive your application by post. However, please note that we will destroy the application documents after the process has been completed, which is why we ask you to send us copies.

Data protection notice

BVL attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data. We would therefore be pleased if you would inform yourself about our data protection regulations.

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