City:  Bremen
Date:  May 14, 2023

DevOps Engineer Digital Medicine

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

Fraunhofer MEVIS is a world-leading development center in the international research community for computer assistance in digital medicine. We pursue a patient-centered and clinical workflow-oriented approach to solving clinically relevant challenges in image- and data-based diagnosis and therapy. To deliver excellent results, our research and development teams increasingly rely on our on-premises cluster and cloud infrastructure to compile, test, and deploy our software products, or train state of the art deep learning models.

What you will do

Join us, the software infrastructure team to craft the foundation of future innovations in digital medicine. Our mission is to enable leading research and support robust software development, a mission in which you will play an integral role. Your dedication, your ideas, and your opinions count. Together we will employ the latest DevOps technologies to improve our infrastructure and implement fresh solutions.

In close exchange with IT and R&D teams, you will design CI/CD pipelines for our projects and bolster our deep learning GPU-cluster infrastructure. Together with your team, you will ensure the reliable and secure operation of new medical software for research scientists, partners, and customers around the globe. You maintain the institute infrastructure in our shared code base using state-of-the-art open-source tools for automation. Your task is empowering our researchers with customized solutions and maintaining our tools efficiently in a high-growth environment.


Work either inside our team office in Bremen or remote in the facilities of our project group in Lübeck.

What you bring to the table
  • passion for structured automation of processes via source code
  • previous experience in software development, ideally in DevOps
  • a high level of motivation to continuously educate yourself 
  • ability to work in teams as well as independently
  • an above-average master's degree (scientific university degree) in computer science or a related subject
  • good German and English language skills


Prior experience optional but of advantage:

  • with the HashiCorp stack, Puppet, Docker, GitLab-CI, Jenkins, Kubernetes, version control
  • in individual customization of open-source software
  • with Python, C++, CMake, Conan
  • with clinical IT infrastructures
  • with public cloud stacks (AWS, Azure, GCP)
What you can expect
  • a young, interdisciplinary institute with flat hierarchies
  • various training opportunities including regular in-house seminars and attendance at relevant professional conferences
  • flexible choice of working hours within the framework of our trust-based working hours model
  • the option to work part of the time from home
  • a modern work environment with current hardware and the operating system of your choice
The weekly working time is 39 hours. The position can also be filled on a part-time basis.

The position is initially limited to 3 years. However, we are looking for a long-term cooperation with you.


Fraunhofer MEVIS bears the "family logo" of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - a confirmation that we as an institute offer outstanding opportunities for a good work-life-balance. For example, we support our employees with flexible work options and their arrangement in terms of time and place, childcare options (including taking care in emergencies), support in the area of homecare/eldercare, and the organization of parental leave and return to work after parental leave.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


If you have any specific questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact

Dr. Jan-Martin Kuhnigk

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS 


Requisition Number: 63412                Application Deadline:


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