Specialist (Kubernetes)

Uppsala University

Application deadline

August 25, 2023

Specialist (Kubernetes)

Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: cancer precision medicine, cancer immunotherapy, genomics and neurobiology, molecular tools and functional genomics, neuro-oncology and neurodegeneration and vascular biology. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 500 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people. Feel free to read more about the department’s activities here: www.igp.uu.se

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SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a hub for life science research in Sweden and a collaboration between Swedish universities. Everyone at SciLifeLab is employed at one of the partner universities. Since 2013, SciLifeLab is assigned by the Swedish government to operate national infrastructure, to provide cutting-edge life science technologies and -expertise to Swedish researchers, and to be a top international centre for research in health- and environment sciences. SciLifeLab is also hosting a national pandemic laboratory preparedness program and a new large research program for Data-Driven Life Sciences (DDLS), with eleven partner organisations.
The successful candidate will be working at the SciLifeLab Data Centre, a central unit within SciLifeLab with responsibility for IT- and data management issues, serving the SciLifeLab and the Data Driven Life Science (DDLS) research program.  We have a national assignment and operate a range of services for life science data and e-infrastructure.  We also work with issues about FAIR data and open science, and in close collaboration with major national and international partners. Working at the Data Centre, you will be at the core of Sweden’s top infrastructure for life sciences and have the opportunity to actively shape how state-of-the-art IT and data science are integrated in Swedish life science research, and help to maximize the scientific impact of the large amount of research data generated at SciLifeLab. You will work in a team with researchers, data engineers, data stewards and system developers in a rapidly growing, dynamic and progressive team with a leading role in Swedish data-driven life science. 

Job description
SciLifeLab Data Center is growing and seeks a motivated and knowledgeable IT specialist who is or wants to become a Kubernetes expert with responsibility for operation and maintenance of our service platforms. Focus of the assignment is server and software management, but also interaction with software users and development of technical solutions for the systems. The service platforms host a number of scientific systems from the SciLifeLab community. You will work in our area for IT operations and infrastructure, and work I close collaboration with both the development team and the support team. You will have a central role in the network of data services that form the hub for Swedish life science research.

Applicants must have relevant education, certificates or work experience demonstrating expertise for the role. Additionally, it is required to have:
– Documented experience of operating environments with a focus on Linux.
– Documented experience in Python or other relevant programming languages
– Documented experience of version control systems, e.g. Git
– Documented experience from working with virtualization and/or container technologies, preferably Kubernetes and Docker
– Fluent in English

– Knowledge of IT security
– Experience with RedHat or Ubuntu
– Knowledge of hardware architecture
– Knowledge of systems for authentication and identity management
– Experience with system configuration, user administration and system troubleshooting
– Knowledge of VMWare
– Experience with Argo and/or Rancher
– Experience with other Container solutions
– Documented involvement within the open source community, e.g. through participation in development projects or help forums.
Personal suitability will strongly affect the recruitment for this position.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position, probationary period may be applied. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Johan Rung, johan.rung@scilifelab.uu.se

Please submit your application by 25 augusti 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2504.

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Last updated: 2023-06-28

Content Responsible: victor kuismin(victor.kuismin@scilifelab.uu.se)