Lund University, MAX IV , Controls & IT

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light. As a national laboratory, MAX IV is operated in agreement with governmental regulations, and in compliance with major funders such as the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Wallenberg Foundation. 250 people are currently employed at MAX IV Laboratory, and 16 beamlines are funded. The facility is in a ramp-up phase with 3 beamlines now receiving users and 13 more scheduled to be commissioned and built to receive users within the next few years. The facility is dimensioned for 25-28 beamlines.

The MAX IV Controls and IT team (KITS) deliver solutions to the whole MAX IV organisation in the areas of control system hardware, controls software applications, infrastructure and networking, information management and scientific software. This is a dynamic and highly challenging environment and requires close collaboration with the staff in order to understand the needs and be effective in forming solutions. We are around 50 people in total who work in 5 domains in a well organised and agile way. We hold values of lean management, knowledge spread, user autonomy, continuous improvement and flexibility as guiding principles for our work.

Would you like to work in an environment which help to do better Science and which is innovative by nature? Then the position as software developer at MAX IV might be what you're looking for. 

Work tasks
The mission consists of helping the installation of the new beamlines and to support the operation of the beamlines in operation. You will develop and maintain control system software and are required to develop new ideas to integrate in the MAX IV environment and to present to the staff.
You will join a trusted and open team where continuous improvement and mentorship is part of our DNA. In addition you will improve your technique and spread the knowledge on best practices of software development. By using agile and lean management you can stay focused on the software development.
Inside the KITS group, composed of network, system, hardware engineers, web and scientific software experts, we promote a devops style cross functional team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Standardise the installation of component
  • Developing hardware drivers.
  • Increasing the functionality and the reliability of the whole facility in order to realise its scientific potential.
  • Sensing the User eXperience for troubleshooting and finding simple user friendly solutions to complex problems.
  • Participating to the team planning and resource estimation as well as improving the group infrastructure.

In order to apply for this position you are required to have a university degree and at least two years professional experience with:

  • C++ and Python 3 programming
  • Control System Experience
  • Linux operating system development.
  • Git, unit test, CI/CD.

More merit will be given to a candidate who can demonstrate knowledge in:

  • Motion and Acquisition system
  • Electronics: DAC, ADC, GPIO, …
  • Network and System: Linux , TCP/IP and other industrial protocol

Finally it would be very valuable if in additionally you have experienced:

  • An Open source project collaboration,
  • A Software development for scientific applications,
  • An Agile team environment,
  • Or working in an international research oriented environment.

To be successful in this role you have the ability to cooperate with others, are natural service minded in the way that you have an interest, will and ability to help others and strives to deliver solutions. You are creative in finding new approaches to work-related problems and the solutions for them.
You work in a structured way in planning, organizing and prioritize the workload in an efficient way, set up and keeps time-frames.
You are quality conscious working thoroughly and are well aware of goals and standards of quality. 

Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3863
  • Vincent Hardion, +46733350722
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 30.Nov.2018
Last application date 10.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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