Universität Bonn

University IT and Data Center

Assistant IT-Security Server Systems

Assistant IT-Security Server Systems

100%, indefinite 
Pay Group: E13

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university with a broad spectrum of subjects. 200 years of history, around 35,000 students, more than 6,000 employees and an excellent reputation at home and abroad: the University of Bonn is one of the most important universities in Germany and has been awarded the title of University of Excellence.

The University Computer Centre is a central operating unit of the University of Bonn. It provides the central IT services for the entire university and operates the university data network with distributed nodes throughout Bonn. The University Computer Centre of the University of Bonn is now looking for support for the further development of the IT security of the central server systems.

The position is offered in German and requires the applicant to be fluent in spoken as well as written German.

Your tasks

  • You develop strategies and IT security concepts in close cooperation with the service managers of the central server systems.
  • You coordinate critical security incidents with the stakeholders involved (service managers, IT security officers, external specialists, etc.),
  • You design and carry out preventive security analyses of central of central server systems (if necessary with the support of external experts),
  • You advise the service managers of the central server systems and the department and team management on IT security strategies, on hardening the systems and on the
    and in the elimination of weak points,
  • You are in regular contact with other IT security experts at other universities and within the university.

We offer

  • A diversified job with a lot of creative freedom in a multifaceted environment,
  • Integration in highly motivated teams,
  • Flexible, family-friendly working hours, good working conditions, pleasant working atmosphere,
  • Extensive and targeted educational training opportunities,
  • Company pension scheme, university sports, subsidised public transport job ticket, covered bicycle parking and family support services,
  • Job and location security,
  • Payment according to the collective agreement (TV-L E13).

You have 

  • A university degree in an information technology field or have equivalent knowledge,
  • Experience in IT security and risk management,
  • In-depth experience in Linux server administration,
  • Experience in software development and design,
  • Experience with common security concepts (BSI basic protection, SANS, etc.),
  • Knowledge of current IT challenges and specific attack vectors,
  • Knowledge of basic forensic methodology and working methods as well as intrusion detection,
  • Knowledge of data security and cryptography,
  • Basic knowledge of network designs (especially Cisco basics),
  • A structured, goal-oriented and pragmatic way of working,
  • Great interest in IT security and willingness for continuous further education,
  • Very good knowledge of German and English,
  • Confident communication skills and the ability to explain complex issues in an understandable way.

Desirable is 

  • Experience in the IT sector of a large public university,
  • Experience in testing the security of systems (forms of attack, best practices, software for automatic testing, BSI specifications),
  • Experience of digital forensics, network analysis tools and IT forensic software,
  • Experience in reverse engineering of web applications,
  • Knowledge of virtualisation (especially VMWare, OpenStack),
  • Experience with system hardening of various services (e.g. Linux operating systems, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, NGINX, LDAP, Radius),
  • Experience with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).


Questions in advance? Gladly! Please contact:

Mr Fabian Prante (prante@uni-bonn.de, 0228/73-3443)

You just finished your studies with a focus on IT security and do not yet have extensive experience in the environment, but want to familiarise yourself with these topics? Apply!

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. It is certified as a family-friendly university. Its aim is to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and to particularly promote their careers. It therefore strongly encourages applications from appropriately qualified women. Applications are handled in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. Applications from suitable persons with proven severe disabilities and persons of equal status are particularly welcome.

The job offer as a PDF can be found here.

This is how you apply!

If you are interested in this position, please send your complete and compelling application by 30.09.2022, quoting the reference number 80/22/3.202, for technical reasons exclusively in a PDF file by e-mail to hrz-leitung@uni-bonn.de.

The position is offered in German and requires the applicant to be fluent in spoken as well as written German. Therfore only German applications will be accepted.

That's what we offer you!

We are not a start-up. But we live IT. You can read about what we mean by it here.



Anonymity on the net: gladly. Anonymity at work: not with us! We value our colleagues not only for their competence, but also as people. That is important to us.


Added Value

We are the digital backbone of research and together with you we would like to make our contribution to curing serious diseases, to high-performance physics and to the Digital Humanities.



Working in IT at a top university is many things - but not boring. We offer an agile and dynamic work environment where we find solutions to problems that didn't exist yesterday.


Location Security 

You don't take risks with us! Since 1818, the university has been shaping the city of Bonn, and since 1974, we have been shaping your computing capacities as a central IT service provider. We are not a trend. We are staying.



We offer fields of activity that are not available anywhere else: maintaining a city-wide network or designing high-performance computing are tasks that are rare, exciting, and challenging at the same time.


You at the Centre

We understand work as part of life, but not as the sole purpose of life. If you have children, care for relatives or only want to work part-time, that is a matter of course for us.

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