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IT specialist

IT specialist (f/m)

Computer Center

IT specialist (f/m)


Ingo Ebel
Tel. +49 33762 7 7369

Markus Schelhorn
Tel. +49 33762 7 7166

DESY has been training IT professionals since 2001. As of 2021 we started training in Zeuthen. We'll train IT specialist in the fields of application development and systems integration.

The training starts on August 1st and usually lasts three years. In addition to the in-company training within the DESY group DV, the school teaching will ususally take place at the professional school of OSZ Teltow.
In a three-week cycle, the trainees spend two weeks at DESY and one week at the OSZ Teltow.

Job description

You can find out more about the job description and training content on numerous websites, including the employment agency, the IHK Cottbus, IT-professions or other sources.

   Specialization application development
   - Designing and implementing customer-specific software applications
   - Ensuring the quality of software applications

   Specialization System Integration
   - Design and implementation of IT systems
   - Installing and configuring networks
   - Administration of IT systems

Why an IT specialist trainee at DESY?

Exciting because complex and diverse "state of the art" IT environment (see below)
- International, scientific environment
- Wide-ranging operational training in the following IT specialist groups:
    - Networks and data center operations
    - Systems (operating systems & distributed computing)
    - Infrastructure services (web, databases, authentication, etc.)
    - User services (help desk & software deployment)
    - Scientific computing where applicable
- Consideration of individual interests where possible
- Collaboration in projects
- DESY-internal internship in the accelerator area
- Employer benefits according to the agreement of the public service (TVöD)

DESY-Zeuthen IT in selected figures

- 500 users worldwide
- 5,000 Internet addresses (IP's)
- 40,000 MBit/s Internet connection (plus 20 GBit/s scientific data)
- 10,000 MBit/s internal computers
- 1,300 servers in the data center
- 13,000 Computing Cores
- 3,200 work/measurement computers
- 12,000 TB capacity hard disks
- 7,000 TB capacity tape robots (compressed, 35 PB uncompromised)
- 30 network printers


We gladly accept applications with a meaningful cover letter, curriculum vitae and copies of the last three certificates via our human resources department. The application procedure is described under Career at DESY. The job advertisements for all apprenticeship professions at DESY can be found under DESY Job Offers starting in summer of each year.


We expect trainees in the IT area to have a basic interest in information technology as well as initial experience with hardware and software (system integration) or programming (application development). You should also have technical and logical understanding. Open-mindedness, curiosity, willingness to learn and to perform are among your characteristics to keep at it in the rapidly changing field of information technology.

You find solutions with the necessary flexibility and reliability in a team as well as in independent work. Customer orientation, communication skills and knowledge of the English language. In addition, you have a good secondary school diploma or a technical college or university entrance qualification.