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Job opportunity at EGU: IT Specialist

2 September 2020

EGU is currently seeking an IT Specialist for its Executive Office in Munich to support the IT Manager.

Your duties:

  • Support, development and enhancement of our IT infrastructure and applications in the area of networks, hardware and software
  • Support and development of existing software solutions based on Python/PHP/SQL
  • Preparation, editing and regular maintenance of all documentation

Your profile:

  • High IT affinity and a keen interest in technology
  • Good knowledge in programming (e.g., Python, PHP, Shell-Scripts, Javascript)
  • Good knowledge of the operating systems Windows and Linux as well as relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Qualification as an IT specialist (or comparable qualifications; we’re happy to give professionals who have changed careers a chance.)
  • Structured and standalone working approaches as well as excellent team and communication skills
  • Strong analytical abilities, combined with quick understanding and an ability to work under pressure
  • Reliable, committed and motivated
  • Very good knowledge of German and English (spoken and written)

We offer:

  • Varied, challenging and rewarding responsibilities
  • Permanent employment with 30 vacation days per year and a company pension plan
  • Initial training as well as further training possibilities
  • A good working atmosphere
  • Good public transportation connections

Application materials:

  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • CV (2 pages)

The position is located in Munich, Germany and will be subject to a six-month probation period.

Informal inquiries about this position can be made to the IT manager, Robert Barsch (
Applications should be addressed to Philippe Courtial, Managing Director, and be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF file to by 30 September 2020 and quoting reference IT.

EGU – European Geosciences Union GmbH
Kastenbauerstraße 2, Eingang D2
81677 Munich (Germany)
Phone +49 (0)89 205076390


Terri Cook
Head of Media, Communications and Outreach
European Geosciences Union
Munich, Germany

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