Company Details

The high-tech and innovative Terma Group develops products and systems for defense, non-defense and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, self-protection systems for aircraft and vessels, space technology, and aero-structures for the aircraft industry. Terma is headquartered at Aarhus, Denmark. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, and the U.S.

Are we alone in the Universe? We can begin to answer this fundamental question that fascinates every one of us and you could be there and help the scientists with their work finding the ANSWER.

For our customer ESO in the Munich area, Germany, we are always looking for talented IT Engineers / System Engineers with wide technical knowledge on the design and operation of IT core services.

ESO carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy, in order to enable important scientific discoveries. These are exciting times for astronomy: technology now allows us to study objects at the far edge of the Universe and to detect evidence for planets around other stars.

Our team of IT engineers covers mainly the following 4 domains:

– Linux Sysadmin

– Windows Sysadmin

– Databases

– Networks

Our IT team at ESO HQ provides services for Users, Operations, Science and ALMA ( and is supporting a large variety of activities from day to day standard tasks to support the preparation and execution of sky observation programs, the operation of ESO telescopes and delivery, curation and archive of scientific data.

This is a full time position, located at ESO HQ in Garching (near München), Germany.

Fluency in English (spoken and written) is mandatory, as English is the working language.

The variety of the tasks and the scope of the systems to be supported require a high degree of autonomy and good analytical skills together with the ability to effectively cooperate within the team.

What can Terma offer

At Terma, we consider skilled employees, enthusiasm and job satisfaction as the very foundation of our success and as a prerequisite for the development of the “best-in-class” solutions that Terma provides. We lead the way in applying new technology, offering a wide range of growth opportunities for each individual and emphasizing mutual respect across the board in our workplace.

Terma offers you a pleasant working environment at the customer site, where you will be able to take on challenging tasks and responsibilities in a highly professional company.

  • Great opportunities for training and personal development
  • Challenges in advanced technical environment
  • International and cosmopolitan working atmosphere
  • An employment contract with an attractive package with extra-legal benefits
  • Highly competitive salary

Additional information

Apply with up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and (ideally) a Cover Letter.

Please note that applicants must hold all appropriate documentation and permits to work in Europe.

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