Manager of the University's Computer Centre (IT Service Centre)
University of Bayreuth
The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. From 01.09.2023 the position of the
Manager of the University’s Computer Centre (IT Service Centre)
as a civil service position, grade A 16, will be filled.
The IT Service Centre belongs to the central facilities of the University of Bayreuth. It performs the tasks of a university scientific computer centre and also provides services for teaching, science, and university administration. Accordingly, the range of services extends from issues of IT security and the operation of high-performance computers to technical support for teaching.
The manager of the IT Service Centre leads a team of currently 55 employees and assumes both central and coordinating tasks.
Your key responsibilities:
Independent technical and administrative management of the IT service centre
Conception and control of the use of the positions, material resources, facilities and rooms assigned to the IT Service Centre (budget and personnel responsibility, as well as operational capability monitoring and maintenance of the computer centre buildings, commissioning and acceptance of maintenance and repair work)
Regulation of the internal organization of the IT Service Centre as well as personnel development
Strategic orientation of the IT Service Centre for the future, also in consideration of IT security
Deputy Director and Managing Director of the Research Centre for Scientific Computing (Bayreuth Centre for High Performance Computing [BZ HPC])
Planning and coordination of large-scale equipment applications in the IT context at the University of Bayreuth as well as expert opinions for the German Research Foundation (DFG) on large-scale equipment applications in cooperation with the applying scientists
At the same time, the manager of the ITS is jointly responsible for the design and future orientation of the University of Bayreuth in the following areas:
Further development of the service portfolio of the IT Service Centre, including conceptual design and structuring of information and training offerings, as well as management of external service providers
Elaboration and further development of the IT strategy of the University of Bayreuth, participation and active involvement in the digitization strategy of the University of Bayreuth, also in the context of research data management
Participation in university committees, cooperation with other computer centres and service providers, and representation of the university in non-university bodies
Completed university studies with doctorate, preferably in the subject of computer science or an economic or natural science subject related to the fields of computer science, computer processing, server structures, or information security
Several years of, ideally relevant, professional experience in a management function with budget and personnel responsibility
In-depth knowledge of data network, IT and application systems as well as information security
Experience as a project manager, ideally for several years, and in the IT environment
Interest and willingness to shape and further develop the IT structure for the areas of research, teaching, and administration at the University of Bayreuth
Strong leadership skills and experience
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
High level of communication, teamwork, and cooperation skills
High resilience and readiness for action
Very good written and spoken German and English skills
If the requirements under civil service law are met, the employee will be hired as a civil servant; a transfer up to A 16 is possible. If appointed as a civil servant for the first time, the employee must not have exceeded the age of 45. If the requirements under civil service law are not met, employment in an employment relationship in accordance with TV-L may also be considered.
What you can expect:
Interesting, varied work in a university environment
Flexible working time arrangements
Operational health management
Friendly and constructive working environment
Compatibility of family and career
The University of Bayreuth views the diversity of its staff as an asset and is expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Female scholars and applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club Family at University and has successfully participated in the HRK audit “Internationalization of the University”. All qualifications being equal, applicants with disabilities will be given priority.
Please apply online and submit your application documents by 28.02.2023, with the subject line “Leitung ITS”, via our application platform. Application documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection law once the position has been filled.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Nicole Kaiser (email@example.com; phone: 0921 55-5210) or Dr. Andreas Grandel (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 0921 55-3000).