Control System Hardware Engineer, Timing

Website MAXIVLaboratory MAXIV Laboratory

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 4o 000 students and 7 400 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 national large-scale research laboratory providing scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with instruments for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 2 000 scientists annually. 200 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.

The MAX IV Controls and IT team 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 30 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.

The control and acquisition system is a very important part of MAX IV and will continuously develop to increase the functionality and the reliability of the whole facility to meet the research.

Are you the new system developer that will boost research for scientists? Apply your hardware and software skills to help exploit the full capabilities of Sweden’s new flagship laboratory. You will have the chance to face new challenges of the synchrotron domain in a very distributed environment, i.e  beam positioning, timing distribution, high throughput data logging etc.

By having close contact to the machine operators you will have the opportunity to solve the problem with a new approach, to become involved in writing interesting papers and to present the work at international conferences.

As a professional you will bridge science and state of the art hardware and software development. You will help to maintain a community and support the researcher to be autonomous in synchrotron development. Being part of the KITS group means to participate to different international collaborations about control and acquisition, Scandinavian and European, Scientific and Industrial.

As a team mate 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 within the organisation.

Finally this is the opportunity to learn and to increase your skills, competence and experience. In an international facility such as MAX IV you will meet open minded people from different perspectives. Inside the KITS group, composed of network, system, hardware engineers and scientific software experts, we promote a devops style cross functional team.

In order to apply for this position you are required to have:
– A university degree and at least 5 years of working experience
– Proven experience working with analog and digital hardware.
– Proven experience working with timing or feedback systems.
– Good communication skills.
– Previous experience in working at a research oriented facility.
– Hardware and Electronics: FPGA, DAC, ADC and other GPIO, motion, robotics.
– Software engineering: test, continuous integration and deployment.
– Network and System infrastructure: TCP/IP layers, fiber, OS configuration.

In addition to the above it is regarded as highly important to supply evidence that you are a team player. We expect you to have the capability to coordinate projects.

Type of employment Provanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/785
  • Peter Sjöblom, teamleader control system hardware, +46 702 99 93 97
  • Darren Spruce, IT manager, +46 46 2223941
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 13.Mar.2018
Last application date 10.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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