IT system administrator Linux (m/f/d) Full-time

Published at 2022-07-26 - Viewed: 526 times - Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. in Berlin, Germany

To support the internal IT team, we are looking for an IT system administrator Linux (m/f/d) (permanent contract, either full-time or part-time).

The internal IT team (including you) consists of 5 people: Management, two experienced administrators working full-time and 2 working students.

The current total of 150 employees (soon to be 160) need a stable, dataprotection-friendly IT infrastructure. Our infrastructure is based on Ubuntu laptops and a number of self-hosted services based on Free Software (Nextcloud, Mattermost, GitTea and others, as well as Mediawiki of course) on one hand, and Google Workspace on the other. We aim to become more independent from Google in the future.

About the position:

As part of the internal IT team, you will share responsibility for user support, maintenance and further development of our IT infrastructure.

Among your tasks will be the following:

  • Installing and operating applications such as Matomo
  • User support, including guidance to working students who perform much of this task.
  • Hardware and software procurements
  • Create and maintain Puppet scripts and make minor changes to websites.
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of the client systems
  • Installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of Linux server systems in a virtual environment
  • Configuration and support of the network infrastructure
  • Monitoring and support of backup and IT security

Our expectations:

We would like to have someone who is passionate and discerning about steering us more in the direction of free and privacy-friendly software, while always keeping in mind the practical concerns of users.

  • You have the necessary technical knowledge, e.g. proven by training/studies or practical work experience
  • You like to communicate with our users and document your results
  • You enjoy participating in change management toward an even more privacy-friendly and data-sovereign organization
  • You bring solid hands-on work experience (typically at least 5 years) from a similar position and work environment
  • You have very good knowledge in the common Linux server and client operating systems as well as in the administration of Apache, Nginx, SQL and mail servers
  • You have practical experience with scripting languages (e.g. Bash, Python, Ruby, Perl, R) and you are familiar with Windows and MacOS as clients
  • The administration of VOIP telephony is familiar to you
  • You have logical-analytical thinking and an independent and systematic way of working
  • German or English language skills (very good or C1)
  • IT is your passion, so you are always committed to keeping your knowledge up to date

What we offer:

  • An employer who cares about free, privacy-friendly software and independence from large corporations, for which we are also willing to spend extra resources (in moderation)
  • Work in a motivated and experienced team
  • Room for own ideas and creation possibilities
  • Internal as well as external trainings to support your personal and professional development
  • Flexible working hours adapted to the needs of the team and employees and the possibility of mobile working
  • A diverse and inclusive bilingual organization
  • A permanent contract
  • And much more: 30 days of vacation, BVG job ticket, access to additional retirement benefits, continued payment of salary even in the case of illness of the children, free external life coaching.

Mobile working in our Internal IT team:

We are happy if employees work in our office in Berlin, but if you wish, most of the work can be done online. The place of residence is up to you, as long as you can be in Berlin regularly and you can be at the office within 2 hrs travel time.

Our application process:

The deadline for your application is 2022-08-14. Please send us your detailed application documents (Resume & Motivational Letter – yes, we read them) via our job portal. Our HR team will be happy to answer your questions. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wikimedia Deutschland is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other convictions, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.

Due to the current COVID – 19 situation, job interviews will only take place digitally.

PS: You don’t want to work full time? You don’t have a work visa for Germany? You don’t speak German but are willing and able to learn our local idiom? – Please apply anyway!

About Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.:
Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With over 150 employees and about 100,000 members, it is the oldest and largest of about 40 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The best known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.

Wikimedia Deutschland promotes these ideals even beyond the free encyclopaedia; it is our aim to establish and advocate for the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. The Wikimedia vision is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, and the cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. Furthermore, we advocate on both the national and EU-level for a legal framework which allows for free knowledge to become part of our everyday life.

Wikimedia is also the NGO in Germany with the largest technology department. With 56 people in our software department, Wikimedia concentrates technical know-how in the service of free knowledge.


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