IT Administrator and Business Application Manager (w/m/d)

Federations & Major Events
Düsseldorf , Germany
Full Time
7 / 12

In 2025, the Rhine Ruhr Metropolitan Region will welcome around 10.000 athletes from about 170 countries. The FISU World University Games are one of the world's biggest multi-sport events and represent the Olympic Games for students during their academic careers.

Sports meets science

The innovative and participatory concept allows the topics of sustainability, education and culture to meet sports and science. There is potential in here.

We meet you

Together with you we want to use the potential of this multi-sport event and plan and set up a thrilling sports event. Let's set a milestone in German sports history. Become part of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) on the common journey to the World University Games and organize and execute unforgettable Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games together with us.  

To strengthen our team we are looking for the next possible date for a

IT Administrator and Business Application Manager (w/m/d)

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To strengthen our team we are looking for the next possible date for a

IT Administrator and Business Application Manager (w/m/d)

In the implementing company of the Rhine Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games

Full-time / 40 hours per week / fixed-term contract until summer 2026

This position is part of the LOC's Technology & IT department. As a member of the Hardware & Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for the analysis, planning and implementation of hardware and software. You are the contact person for service providers, technical partners and employees for the provision, application and troubleshooting of all IT systems and thus contribute to the successful implementation of the event.

We would entrust you with the fulfilment of these tasks:

Responsibilities of the IT administrator:

  • Monitor and maintain networks and servers.
  • Upgrading, installing and configuring new hardware and software to meet business objectives.
  • Implementing security protocols and procedures to prevent potential threats.
  • Set up user accounts and implement access controls.
  • Perform diagnostic testing and troubleshooting procedures to optimise computer systems.
  • Documenting processes and backing up and archiving data.
  • Develop data retrieval and recovery procedures.
  • Design and implement efficient end-user feedback and error reporting systems.
  • Supervise and guide IT department staff and provide IT support.
  • Maintaining currency of progress and best practice in IT management.

Responsibilities of the Business Application Manager:

  • Manage a portfolio of applications and related projects.
  • Identify opportunities for application optimisation, redesign or process improvement - focusing on collaboration systems and internal tools.
  • Provide cross-application administrative support as required.
  • Work with business stakeholders, vendors and IT management to develop a strategic vision for new and supported applications and create system plans and business processes.
  • Address the various needs, concerns and expectations of stakeholders in planning and executing projects, meeting project requirements and creating project deliverables.
  • Balance competing project constraints including but not limited to scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources and risks to meet the needs of individual users/customers.
  • Build a strong technical culture around our business systems with a focus on technical excellence, rapid iteration, high security and smooth user experiences.
  • Manage outsourcing and software contracts for application maintenance; implement and monitor standards for scope management, financial management and Service Level Agreements (SLA), ensure compliance to mitigate risk, increase service/business impact and reduce costs.

It would be great if you have these skills & knowledge:

  • University of Applied Sciences degree in disciplines such as Computer Science, Business Information Systems or comparable degree.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience in IT administration and/or as an application manager
  • Well-structured, conceptual and networked thinking. Distinct hands on mentality
  • Systematic and solution-oriented way of working
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the participants
  • Persuasiveness, assertiveness and organisational skills
  • A high degree of flexibility and an obliging manner

We are a young & growing organisation in the heart of the Rhine Ruhr Innovation Hub. As one of the first people in the LOC, you will play a leading role in the successful planning and implementation of the games. You will be the basic bricklayer and knowledge carrier for many new colleagues. This is a unique opportunity that only we have in the german sports landscape!

Besides a unique team & great emotions, we offer:

  • A varied & exciting job with room for creative ideas and your own creative freedom
  • A dynamic & growing environment with an open & diverse corporate culture
  • Short decision-making processes with teamwork at eye level
  • Performance-related remuneration based on TV L with a special annual payment
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility for mobile work
  • 30 days of vacation per year
  • A VRR ÖPNV ticket
  • Modern office equipment adapted to the needs of a planning team for a major sports event
  • The job is rated at pay group 11 TV L if the personal requirements are met.

We are more than just an ordinary major sporting event. That's why we want you in your uniqueness, just as you are, with all your facets. With us, everyone can be who they want to be and who they are.

We welcome every application, regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applications from people with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified. As an implementing agency, we strive to specifically promote women for management positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Are you interested?

Then we should get to know each other! Please send us your application documents (CV & references) stating your earliest possible starting date & your salary expectations by Monday 05. December 2022.


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