The Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is looking for a Computer Scientist (m/f/d) for System and User Management Development (Ref.: 05/2020).

About the position:
  • The computer and data infrastructure requires a complex identity and authorization management system and we are seeking a qualified candidate to join our team and become an IAM expert (m/f/d).
  • The chosen candidate will take a leading role in the further development, implementation and operation of the identity and authorization management systems for the MPCDF and their integration with other Max Planck Institutes.


  • Applicant should have a Master’s degree in Computer Science or in Physics, applied Mathematics, or a similar subject, but with a strong and clear experience in IT.
  • Good knowledge of Linux as administrator
  • Experience with modern Identity Management technologies (SAML, LDAP, OAuth, OpenID, Kerberos)
  • Knowledge of database management and programming (MySQL)
  • Programming and scripting experience (e.g Python, Bash)
  • Creativity for problem solving under changing conditions, as well as accuracy and attention to detail
  • Candidate will also be able to contribute to the development of web-based system and user interfaces where knowledge of PHP programming would be a benefit.
  • The full time position starts as soon as possible and is initially limited for a period of three years, with the possibility of extending this to a permanent position.


  • Modernization and further development of the existing identity and authorization management system
  • Development of the various IdM components including the development and implementation of a security concept as well as high availability and reliability planning
  • Implementation and provision of suitable administration and user interfaces
  • Administration and operation of the Identity and Authorization management systems


Apply via online application portal with a letter of motivation and a CV by.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Scientist
Subject areas Computer Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline August 31, 2020

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