System Administrator (21-2-006)

We are looking for a System Administrator to join our Engineering Division in Darmstadt, Germany. This position has a strong focus on server and application operations, but also includes networking and client aspects. We are looking for somebody part-time or full-time with previous professional experience in the field.

Solenix is an independent and international company providing engineering and consulting services in the space market. Among our customers are space agencies like ESA and EUMETSAT.

Job Description

We are specialised in distributed systems and client applications, using modern technologies with a focus on high performing, robust and light solutions. Our Engineering Division is a group of motivated, dynamic and creative people who enjoy high-quality work, as well as a relaxed and flexible work atmosphere.

If you are passionate about information technologies, enthusiastic about space, and you want a versatile role in an international and distributed team, this is the position for you!

You will be involved in the operation of Solenix’s IT infrastructure as well as in support to our projects operating applications at customer sites. You will work closely with other members of the Engineering Division in Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor or Master in Computer Sciences or Information Technology, or equivalent in professional experience
  • Pro-active attitude with initiative and interest in challenging solutions
  • Excellent communication skills in an international environment
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the following technologies is required:
    • Linux server administration including security hardening, preferably on Debian
    • Virtual machine administration, preferably with Proxmox
    • Basic networking (TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS)
    • Web administration (reverse proxies, certificates)
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • Asset management
    • Version control, preferably Git

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Microsoft 365 administration
  • Synology NAS administration
  • LDAP and OpenID Connect
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Advanced networking (VPN, VLANs, Cisco switches, firewalls)
  • Database management
  • ISO 27001 practices

Work Location: Darmstadt, Germany, with partial remote work possible

Application Deadline: 31 October 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 31 October 2021.