System developers with Scrum Master competences

Uppsala University

Application deadline

January 29, 2021

System developers with Scrum Master competences

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 45,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) is looking for a system developer with Scrum Master competence. The position is located at Navet, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) node at Uppsala university, in Uppsala, Sweden. The person will be employed by the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) but affiliated with NBIS and SciLifeLab.

ICM is one of the most international, broad and prominent biomolecular institutions in Europe. The department’s research areas are divided into seven research programs, covering everything from cell biology to the biophysics of individual molecules.

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 analyses and large-scale data management. You may find more information about NBIS at

Duties: 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.

Here you will be working closely with other developers, both locally and internationally. You will also interact 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.

An important part of the role will be to work as a Scrum Master. You will make it easier for the team to achieve their goals and deliveries, by guiding the team in agreed principles and working methods. You prepare and lead planning and work actively to facilitate communication and cooperation in the team. Together, you and the team create a culture that engages and evokes the best in each employee.

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 agile development.

Requirements: 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.

Further requirements:

  • Several years of documented system development experience
  • Scrum Master Education
  • Up-to-date experience of agile development methods
  • Experience of the Git version control utility.

Good knowledge and documented experience in one or several current programming languages (Python, C or Java, Go, etc.) and Bash (or equivalent Unix shell).

Being able to express yourself fluently in English both in writing and in speech.

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, service-oriented and have a structured and methodical approach. You should also be quality-conscious and goal- and result-oriented. You should also have the ability to see the big picture and drive development forward by testing new ways of working and techniques, evaluating and adjusting.

Additional qualifications: We would like the applicant to have experience of working with standards for information security and systems for sensitive data. In addition to this, the following are considered as meritorious:

  • Accustomed to working in physically distributed teams with communication and coordination via electronic tools, such as video conferencing and the like.
  • Accustomed to working in close collaboration with customers.
  • Being able to express yourself fluently in Swedish both in writing and in speech.

Salary: Individual salary.

Starting date: As soon as possible or agreed on.

Type of employment: Permanent position, 6 month probationary period may be applied. 

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: 

Head of  System development,  Jonas Hagberg,, tfn +46 72 540 85 42

Agile expert, Anna Hagwall,, tfn +46 72 9999 608

NBIS Director, Bengt Persson,

Please submit your application by 29 January 2021, UFV-PA 2020/4868.

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Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Individual salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben 

Number of reference: 2020/4868

Last application date: 2021-01-29

Last updated: 2020-12-18

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