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 7 400 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 national large-scale research laboratory providing scientists from Sweden and the rest of the world with instruments for research in areas such as materials science, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. Fully developed it will receive more than 3 000 scientists annually. 250 people are currently employed at the MAX IV Laboratory.

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 35 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.

Scientific Systems Administration Expert

The smooth functioning of the MAX IV synchrotron facility relies heavily on the efficient and flexible operation of the entire IT infrastructure. Experiments located at the MAX IV beamlines are collecting data which has to be delivered to storage and compute resources on- as well as off-site, to be processed according to workflows specific to various scientific domains. We are currently looking for an innovative system administrator in the domain of scientific data processing, to complement our IT infrastructure team in the development, deployment and operation of a modern computing facility.

The successful candidate will be member of the IT Infrastructure Team, and be responsible for the operation, implementation and upgrades of central IT services at MAX IV Laboratory. This includes, but is not limited to, Active Directory and LDAP based user administration, central storage systems, virtual server environment, DNS, DHCP, VPN and other services. She/he will have the possibility to work closely with MAX IV’s Controls and Data Management teams on development of future services such as user portal, web based services etc., and, based on experience, could be engaged, in collaboration with Lund University’s centre for scientific and technical computing (LUNARC), in maintenance and operation of MAX IV’s High Performance Computing and Storage systems.

System administration of MAX IV’s central IT services
- Development and operation of bare metal and virtual server environment
- Technical support to MAX IV staff and users
- Participation in the design of the next generation IT infrastructure
- Support of High Performance Computing cluster and storage system operation

5+ years experience in system administration
- Solid understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems
- Expert level knowledge of VMWare server environment, certification a plus
- Working experience with operation of storage systems
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills
- Fluent in English

Additional meriting qualifications:

- Experience with high performance storage and compute systems

- Experience working in scientific environment

Type of employment PERMANENT_POSITION
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/581
  • Darren Spruce, +46462223941
  • Artur Barczyk, +46462229872
Union representative
  • OFR/S:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds , 046-222 93 64,
Published 28.Feb.2018
Last application date 14.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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