IT-Manager and Data Security Coordinator


Effective 1st of July, 2018, the Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering is looking to fill the position of an IT-Manager and Data Security CoordinatorThe position has an initial term of 2 years but is planned to be made permanent based upon satisfactory performance.  The IT-Manager and Data Security Coordinator will supervise two employees and reports to the Director of the Institute. 

Job description

1)     IT management tasks

·         Develop and implement IT concepts for the institute, including set standards for soft and hardware, digital communication, backup, firewall, virus protection, VPN, remote access, use of could services, etc.

·         Evaluate of the institute’s websites (internet, intranet), and implement improvements, use responsibly external resources

·         Develop and implement IT security concepts, report related data

·         Develop written guidelines for employees of the institutes

2) Data security coordinator tasks

·         Cooperate closely with the Institute’s Data Security and Privacy Manager (external firm), e.g. to arrange for employees’ training in the field of Data Security and Privacy

·         Implement Data Security and Privacy measures according to the legal regulations


Desired skills and experience

·         Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree in information technology, computer sciences, mathematics, physics, or similar equivalent degrees.  

·         Several years of experience in the fields of IT and data security

·         Very good working knowledge of current developments in the fields of IT, data security, and privacy laws

·         organizational talent, very good communication skills in German and English.


The Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM) with a staff of over 100 researchers performs application-oriented basic research related to engineering surfaces using ions, electrons, plasmas and photons, for information please visit  The institute offers challenging work in an interesting research environment.  Compensation and participation in health and retirement benefits are based on the Regulations for Public Employees of German States (TV-L East, payment level E13).  Work time is 40 h/week. The institute favorably considers applications of handicapped.  Furthermore, as part of the institute’s effort to provide a supportive environment for families, the institute encourages in particular women to apply.

Written applications including CV und related documentations should be submitted as a single PDF file, referring to code „05/Verwaltung/04-2018: IT-Manager and Data Security Coordinator”, to  Deadline for applications is 30th May, 2018.