Lund University, MAX IV ,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

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.

As part of the Scientific and Information Management team, you will be in a unique position to take part in the endeavor to provide data services to the scientific community. We are a team with broad skill sets and considerable opportunity to learn and grow both as an individual and a professional.

Work duties and areas of responsibility
In this position, you will be responsible for the overall architecture and maintenance of different database solutions for the different teams within KITS.  We need to architect a database environment with high reliability and scale for a range of different use cases including mission critical archiving of accelerator parameters as well as databases for in-house web projects. This requires an evaluation of current solutions in collaboration with members of different teams acting as a link between the different teams in KITS. As such, we are seeking a team player with high collaborative skills, ability to listen to different viewpoints and lead the architecture by considering all requirements put forward by different stakeholders.

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related

Extensive professional experience managing RDBMS as well as NoSQL database environments (PostgresSQL, MySQL, DB2, Oracle, MongoDB) with an understanding of relational and dimentional data modeling

Strong command of SQL

Professional experience in database administration (PostgresSQL) and architecture along with setting up database clusters, benchmarking and performance tuning

Expertise in database security, backup and recovery

Experience with time-series databases

Solid experience with the Linux operating system

Strong communication skills, fluent in English

Experience with ElasticSearch

Experience with databases in a containerized environment

Experience with migration of database environment; preferable to have knowledge of Cassandra


Probationary period may apply.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3477
  • Sudha Padmanabhan, +46725442395
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 06.Nov.2020
Last application date 29.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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