IT Manager/ Senior System Administrator (m/f/d)

 StepStone ·  05.02.2019 ·  Berlin ·  Studio Olafur Eliasson GmbH

The team at Studio Olafur Eliasson consists of about one hundred and twenty people, including craftsmen and specialised technicians, architects, archivists and art historians, web and graphic designers, film-makers, cooks, and administrators. We work with Olafur Eliasson to develop and produce artworks, projects, and exhibitions. We are a fast-paced team that understands the importance of slow, in-depth work. We hire highly skilled team-players, and we value creative thinkers and doers with a passion for art.

Studio Olafur Eliasson is seeking an IT Manager/ Senior System Administrator to lead its IT team. The IT team consists of 2–3 people. The position combines a managerial role with hands-on day-to-day operation and maintenance of the Studio’s networks, servers and workstations, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with and offer technical networking and cloud server support to our in-house web developers.

The person will be responsible for long-term planning of the Studio’s IT needs and will work closely with our System Administrator in strategizing and implementing security, database and server practices. The position includes a variety of standard IT administration tasks.

The IT department is responsible for the smooth running of a 300-device network, often in a dynamically changing environment with both long- and short-term IT projects.

Large server and network upgrades are usually undertaken in the evenings and occasionally over the weekends, so we are looking for someone who would be available to work outside of office hours when required. Responsibility also includes some VIP desktop and mobile support.

You are the right person for us if you speak fluent English and German. You are passionate about technology, love problem solving and enjoy working in a large, friendly, team environment. You have good management skills and are able to prioritise when needed.

IT management experience, minimum 2 years

System administration & networking experience, minimum 5 years

Ability to manage multiple projects at a time

Attention to detail

Certifications are a plus

Knowledge of ITIL practices is a plus


Extensive experience and knowledge of current operating systems (Windows, Linux and OSX)

Extensive experience and knowledge of Windows server 2008 and 2012, OSX Server, Ubuntu

Server, Amazon Linux

Extensive experience and knowledge of deploying and maintaining VMs on KVM and VMware

Advanced server hardware knowledge

Infrastructure design and layout

Telecoms and mobile device maintenance

Extensive experience and knowledge with patching servers, firmware updates and driver


A high-level understanding of deployment on Ruby, Vue, Sinatra, Jade/PUG frameworks

DATEV installation and maintenance


Troubleshooting network-related problems

Extensive experience and knowledge of sub-netting networks, network architecture, wired and

wireless networks

Practical experience and knowledge of all network layers, routing, switching and related



Monitoring LAN/WAN capacity, performance, security and availability

Monitoring of AWS, Digital Ocean, Netlify and capacity planning

Service monitoring


Knowledge of commonly used security concepts, practices, and procedures

Firewall operation

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