1-2 System developer with operational responsibility

Umeå University

Application deadline

March 22, 2021

1-2 System developer with operational responsibility

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology 

Do you want to work with agile software development within the area of bioinformatics? Are you quality-conscious and enjoy working in teams? Then you should apply to the job as system developer with devops responsibilities! Application deadline 18 March 2021.

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) is looking for a system developer with operational responsibility. The position is located at Umeå Univesity, Umeå, Sweden. The person will be employed by the Department of Chemistry but affiliated with NBIS and SciLifeLab.

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology with approximately 200 employees, of which approximately 40 doctoral students, and a strong and expanding research.

NBIS is a national collaboration whose purpose is to provide support for bioinformatics and infrastructure to life science researchers. NBIS is also the Swedish node in the European infrastructure ELIXIR for biological data. NBIS has about 90 experts spread across the country, working in various fields, such as analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins, systems biology, genetic analysis, mass spectrometry proteomics, and metabolomics. NBIS also provides support in system development and data management.

The system developers consists of about 10 experts who develop and implement tools for large-scale

With us, you’ll be working with agile development of software solutions and with user interfaces unique to the field of bioinformatics. Your work will be creative and include supporting researchers with innovative solutions.

The position involves taking responsibility for the whole lifecycle of applications, from initial planning and development to deployment using automated deployment tools and the eventual decommissioning or migration at the end. You will also work in administering our existing systems. There are usually several ongoing projects, meaning that you will have the possibility to develop in a number of programming languages, such as Python, Java and Go. Many of the projects we are involved in are linked to “data sciences”, and there will be opportunities to acquire skills in using related tools and languages (for example R).

Here you will be working closely with other developers, both locally and internationally. You will also be in contact with researchers and other experts in bioinformatics.  We offer a pleasant and dynamic work environment with room for collaborations and independent projects.  Furthermore, we value the exchange of knowledge and we offer time for you to further your own skill development.

You will also participate in contacts with both internal and external users, teach, and contribute to the development of specification of requirements, MVP, estimation of time required, testing, and documentation. In addition, you will be able to contribute to the development of guidelines and frameworks for how NBIS best conducts development.

As an applicant, you will have at least a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer technology, computer science, systems science, or bioinformatics, or documented equivalent competences in one or more of these areas.

The applicant shall furthermore have:

  • Good knowledge and documented experience in one or several current programming languages (Python, C or Java, Go, etc.) and Bash (or equivalent Unix shell).
  • A high level of familiarity with Linux systems and their administration.
  • Knowledge and experience of cloud technologies and “cloud-native” such as Kubernetes.
  • Several years of documented system development or system administration experience
  • Being able to express yourself fluently in English both in writing and in speech.
  • Experience of the Git version control utility.
  • Knowledge of virtual machines and application containers.

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. The applicant shall have the ability to work well together in teams. You should show initiative and have good interpersonal- and communication skills. As a person, you should be flexible and service-oriented. You should also be quality-conscious and goal-oriented.

Additional qualifications
We would like the applicant to have experience of working with standards for information security and systems for sensitive data. Previous work experience from system development within academia, with configuration management, deployment tools, and programming for the web, is extra meriting.

In addition, the following are counted as meritorious:

  • Accustomed to working in physically distributed teams with communication and coordination via electronic tools, such as video conferencing and the like.
  • Knowledge and experience of using systems for continuous integration (e.g. Jenkins, Travis CI)
  • Accustomed to working in close collaboration with customers.
  • Experience of agile development according to e.g. Kanban or SCRUM.
  • Being able to express yourself fluently in Swedish both in writing and in speech.
  • Accustomed to working with system management models or other IT support models such as ITIL.

Your application should contain a personal letter with motivation for why you are applying for the job and a CV. Last application date is 18 March 2021.

Type of employment: It is a permanent position on full time, 6-month probationary period may be applied. .

For further information about the position please contact
Head of System development, Jonas Hagberg, jonas.hagberg@nbis.se, tfn +46 72 540 85 42
System Developer, Ingrid Hyltander, telephone +46 73 448 88 93,  ingrid.hyltander@nbis.se
NBIS Director, Bengt Persson, bengt.persson@nbis.se.

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CountyVästerbottens län
Reference numberAN 2.2.1-283-21
ContactJonas Hagberg, 072-540 85 42
Union representativeSACO, 090-786 53 65
SEKO, 090-786 52 96ST, 090-786 54 31
Last application date22.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

Last updated: 2021-03-18

Content Responsible: David Gotthold(david.gotthold@scilifelab.se)