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Cloud Engineer (2 years)

MAX IV Laboratory is looking for a Cloud Engineer to join its IT infrastructure team

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 31 Aug 2020
  • Sweden | MAX IV Laboratory
  • Date posted: 12 Aug 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Disciplines: Accelerators, neutron & light sources  | Engineering & instrumentation

Lunds universitet, 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 8000 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 2000 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 organization 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 five domains in a well-organized and agile way. We hold values of lean management, knowledge spread, user autonomy, continuous improvement and flexibility as guiding principles for our work.

Experiments located at the MAX IV laboratory collect and process large amounts of data for scientific analysis.

For this purpose, MAX IV operates state-of-the art computational infrastructure, including HPC cluster resources, a Data Acquisition (DAQ) cluster and a high-performance storage cluster, interconnected through an infiniband fabric. Our virtual server environment hosts most of the controls systems needed to operate the MAX IV beamlines and the accelerator.

In order to facilitate the migration of current controls applications into the cloud infrastructure as well as foster the development of cloud-native applications, we are looking for a cloud engineer acting as application expert for our scientific and controls software engineers.

Work duties and areas of responsibility

The successful candidate will work within the MAX IV IT Infrastructure team on delivering reliable and usable on-prem cloud infrastructure. Working together with other cloud system engineers, this position is focusing on, but not constrained to, providing cloud-native expertise to our development teams. Key functions include:

  • Work with software developers in migrating applications to the kubernetes platform.
  • Provide expertise to development teams in container and orchestration technolgógies.
  • Collaborate with system engineers in the development and evolution of our kubernetes based on-prem cloud infrastructure.
  • Participation in collaborative projects within MAX IV and other academic partners.


  • Expertise in container technologies (docker, singularity)
  • Expertise in container orchestration (kubernetes, openshift)
  • Experience with software development for kubernetes systems
  • Solid understanding of the Linux operating system
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Fluent in English


  • Knowledge of experiment control systems
  • Working in scientific environment

The successful candidate is creative, service minded, takes initiative and has the ability to cooperate and solve problems. 

On call services may apply in the future.

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