Software Engineer (2 year temporary position)

Website MAXIVLaboratory MAX IV Laboratory

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.

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 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.

We are looking for self-starters with a passion for learning new technologies. In your new role you will work with tools to track equipment /stock management. You will also take part in the other activities of the team that includes moving applications into a containerized environment, representing the team in various forums internally and externally and assisting various MAXIV departments with their IT needs. We value team players committed to the goals of the team. We also appreciate accountability, ability to listen to different viewpoints and a positive mindset.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related education
  • Any experience as a professional software developer
  • Experience with relational as well as NoSQL databases and sql
  • Experience with Linux
  • Strong communication skills, fluent in English


  • Experience in customizing frameworks
  • Experience in PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • Experience with Docker, Ansible, git, Continuous Integration, Agile
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
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 PA2020/396
  • 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 07.Feb.2020
Last application date 28.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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