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IT Manager (m/f) - Ref : LUA/DI/020888

Campus Belval , 11, Porte des Sciences, L - 4366 Esch-Sur-Alzette , Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, LISER, offers a vibrant and stimulating international research environment. The institute is devoted to interdisciplinary empirical research in economic, social and spatial sciences. The institute attracts excellent researchers from all over the world and high-level student training is a vivid part of the institute’s activities. LISER is well connected to the University of Luxembourg and to top universities both worldwide and in the cross-border neighbourhood. The institute employs 150 people including a survey and data center as well as 80 researchers from all over the world active in the fields of economics, sociology, political sciences and geography (see www.liser.lu). 

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research is recruiting a

IT Manager (m/f)

  • Permanent position/full-time

Reporting to the Head of Quality Assurance and Processes and the CEO, you will develop the IT strategy and manage the Institute's IT architecture (Hardware, Software and IT programming/development, Network/Cloud solutions, IT backups and security). Moreover you will be a member of the Institute's Strategic Investment Committee chaired by the CEO. 

With the support of a team of 5 members you will:

  • Define the IT strategy of the institute in line with the strategic priorities 

  • Contribute to positon your company internationally as a pioneer of (e-)social science innovations, exploring IT and data science developments together with the institute's research leaders 

  • Develop and manage the IT architecture, thus identify and act on opportunities to improve and update software and systems

  • Manage IT staff by training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance

  • Oversee and determine timeframes for major IT projects including system updates, upgrades, migrations and outages

  • Develop and implement IT policy and best practice guides for the organization

  • Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality 

  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time

  • Ensure information security across the systems 

  • Manage and report on IT operations and budgets, ensuring cost effectiveness

  • Assessing the reliability of financial accounts and information ("Four Eyes principle").


  • You hold a bachelor degree or higher education in IT/Computer Science and professional experience in a management position

  • You hold a relevant professional experience of minimum 10 years in IT infrastructure development, ideally acquired in a large organization or company

  • You have excellent knowledge of technical management, information analysis, computer hardware/software systems and IT security

  • You are an expert in data center management and data governance 

  • You have hands-on experience with software development management and IT system administration

  • You have the ability to manage personnel and training programs for IT staff and IT users 

  • You demonstrate outstanding motivation skills with a high level of responsibility, result-oriented, mature and capable of working in teams, excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • You are fluent in English and in French.

The academic and public research environment: Belval Campus - Cité des Sciences, Luxembourg

LISER is located on the new Belval campus in the south of Luxembourg, which hosts the University of Luxembourg and a substantial part of the country’s publicly funded research facilities, i.e. LISER, the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) cross-national data center, the Luxembourg Institutes of Health (LIH) and of Science and Technology (LIST). The University has outstanding high performance computing facilities available for use by associated researchers in the Luxembourg Institutes. 

Employment conditions 

The remuneration is commensurate with the seniority and importance of the position.  

For the present recruitment process of selection, LISER is collaborating with Morgan Philips Executive Search Luxembourg.

Please send you application to adlu@morganphilips.com quoting the reference LUA/DI/020888.

Your application will be handled strictly confidentially.  

LISER is an Equal Opportunity Employer