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Job Description

You want to make a real difference in an exciting industry that takes humanity to the next level? Our space and software engineers rely on solid IT infrastructure and you will be part of the team maintaining it.

We are searching for a skilled and motivated IT System administrator which will be a vital part of our IT organization; this organization consists of dedicated and talented professionals. The IT operations team, which this role will be placed in, is responsible for all IT infrastructure within Terma. IT Operations are tasked with operational level tasks as well as evolution of existing infrastructure, to design and develop new infrastructure solutions in coordination with internal stakeholders.

As a member of Terma IT, you will provide IT support to Terma employees and our projects. The duties range from some local user support, project support (Linux system deployment and administration) and infrastructure maintenance (VMware).


Your tasks will typically include but are not limited to:

  • High level management of the current platform, suggesting improvements and deploying new systems and services under guidance
  • Administration of a VM cluster hosting servers of various Linux distributions and applications used in Terma
  • Installation and configuration of operating system and other software, tuning of operating, preparing virtual machine templates
  • Administration of user accounts and access privilege management (Windows AD and LDAP)
  • Support to SW development and maintenance in relation to the utilization of system resources, maintenance of continuous integration (Jenkins) server, GitLab, Mattermost and similar services.
  • Implementation and maintenance of scripts and/or procedures where applicable for the automated and/or controlled execution of the above activities, generation or update of technical documentation in relation to system upgrades
  • System performance monitoring; investigation of HW and system SW problems and taking the relevant corrective actions.

In the performance of the activities you shall apply the relevant change control and maintenance procedures.

This is a full-time position, located at our office in Darmstadt, Germany, starting ASAP.

Qualifications & Competencies

The ideal candidate has an academic degree in IT, Computer Science or equivalent with knowledge and experience in following areas:

  • GNU/Linux administration using different distributions (CentOS / RHEL / Debian)
  • Virtualization technologies (VMware vCenter)
  • Windows troubleshooting and hardware maintenance
  • Basic networking

In addition, experience in the installation, administration and troubleshooting on some of the following shall be considered as an advantage:


  • Basic VMware vCenter administration and troubleshooting
  • OpenStack / Ansible knowledge
  • Network troubleshooting
  • ITIL Experience

Who we are

Terma provides mission-critical solutions for the defence and aerospace industry. We are guided by one overall purpose: to deliver security for countries, alliances, and individuals. We operate in a variety of areas, but security is always the key. We deliver advanced technologies to keep people safe, both in peaceful times and in times of conflict. Our systems provide security for people on land, at sea and in the air.

In space, we are engaged in reaching new frontiers and enabling people on our planet to deal with new and future challenges. Terma puts emphasis on diversity and brings passionate people together with different cultural and professional backgrounds.

What can Terma offer

You will join a high-tech, international, and creative working environment in a demanding sector that offers many challenges and opportunities for personal development. You will be part of a dedicated team characterized by professional pride and deep technical competences. In addition to the professional challenges, Terma offers a wide range of social activities and sports facilities, where employees meet in an informal atmosphere.

Additional information

For further information, please contact Mrs. Raluca Moise by telephone [+49 6151 860050] or by email [ta.space@terma.com].

To ensure that your application will reach us and is properly processed please apply through the link below with an 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.

Don’t forget to mention SEAC-Careers when applying.