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 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.

Your team
As part of the Information Management Systems team you will be in a unique position to help the scientific community collect research data, make data available to researchers world-wide and make an impact on how information is managed within the research environment. Our team has a broad skill set and considerable opportunity to learn and grow, both as a professional and an individual.

Would you like to work at the brightest lightsource in the world?

MAX IV are looking for a Software Engineer who will
Work with J5, a highly customizable software, used to create, manage and track operation workflows at an enterprise level. You will also take part in the other activities of the team that includes development and maintenance of web tools, representing the team in various forums internally and externally and assisting various MAXIV departments with their IT needs.

Your main work tasks will be
• Designing J5, interfacing with different MAXIV groups
• Configuration through the J5 IDE
• Coding, testing and deployment
• Fixing bugs
• Database management – design, SQL
• Attending meetings, gathering requirements
• Documentation

To be successful in this role you need to have the following qualifications
• A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent education
• Professional experience in design/architecture of web solutions.
• A few years of experience as a professional full stack web developer
• Experience with relational/NoSQL databases, relational and dimensional data
• Advanced skills and experience in using SQL
• Experience with Linux environments
• Experience or skills in Python
• Strong communication skills, fluent in English

Below are seen as merits
• Experience/Skills in Nodejs, Javascript, ES6, React, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL
• Experience/Skills in GraphQL, REST
• Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, git, Continuous Integration, Agile
• Knowledge of J5 IDE and J5 IndustraForm is highly desirable.

As a person you are
• a self-starter with a passion for learning new technologies
• a team player committed to the goals of the team
• reliable and responsible
• able to listen and respect others
• a problem solver

What we offer
When you join our MAX IV family, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible
visible by supporting scientist from all over the world, generating scientific results for the benefit of
society. We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development with respect for a healthy work-life balance.

Would you like to work in a challenging and supporting environment? Then join us and take the
opportunity to make a real difference!

For further information, please visit:

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 PA2021/986
  • 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 31.Mar.2021
Last application date 14.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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