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Software Developer Job with Physics Background at Lund University, Sweden 2022


Software Developer Job with Physics Background is available for master’s degree candidates in Physics at the KITS-SW group, Lund University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Software Developer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

KITS-SW group

Lund University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be successful in this role you need to have the following qualifications

  • A university degree in Physics.
  • A professional experience with Python 3 and C++ programming.
  • An experience of Software development for scientific environment.
  • A Scientific domain knowledge about a related discipline (e.g. spectroscopy, microscopy, particle accelerators...).
  • An understanding of common Software Architecture: Functional, OOP, Reactive …
  • The ability to work in a Linux operating system environment.
  • An open source spirit.

Below are seen as merits 

  • PhD in a scientific domain relevant in an X-ray synchrotron facility
  • Scientific publications (journals and/or conferences)
  • Experience in Data Collection and Control System development.
  • Experience in Tango and/or Sardana development.
  • Experience with Agile team environment and familiar with peer programming, review, unit tests, continuous integration, and continuous delivery.
  • An understanding of Performance and Distribution of systems: TCP/IP, ZMQ, …
  • Other Software programming languages: JavaScript, C, C++, Go, Rust …
  • Working in an international research-oriented environment or being a former user of such facilities.

As a person you are … 

In addition to the above it is regarded as highly important to supply evidence that you are a team player and can demonstrate your communication and collaborative skills. You should also be committed to quality work and able to understand requirements for scientific related developments. Also, due to the nature of our daily work, you should be able to successfully balance between the planned work and the unexpected needs at short notice.

Responsibilities/Job Description

MAX IV is looking for a Research Engineer who will…

be involved in the software developments of the data acquisition and the experiment control framework from a variety of detectors and their integration into the experimental stations. As an experienced professional you will bridge science and state of the art software development. You can thus understand the scientific background of our software developments and support the rest of the team with that knowledge. You also know or can learn about the science of the experiments running in MAX IV.  If you have a background in scientific facilities, it would be a plus, either as working in one or as a regular former user. The more we understand the usage of our developments, the more successful our users will be.

You will be expected to participate in different international collaborations about control and data acquisition, as well as to contribute to international conferences.  You will also be able to learn and to increase your skills, competence, and experience.

Your main work tasks will be  

  • Developing software projects for scientific experimentation at MAX IV.
  • Supporting the MAX IV staff in using the data acquisition and the experiment control framework
  • Bridging the science case and the software requirements
  • Improving the “User eXperience” for troubleshooting and finding simple user-friendly solutions to complex problems.
  • Participating to the team planning and resource estimation as well as improving the group infrastructure.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/400

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

Are you our new software developer that will boost research for the scientists? Apply your software development skills to help explore the full capabilities of Sweden's new flagship laboratory. You will have the chance to face new challenges of the synchrotron domain in a very diverse and interesting environment.

The KITS-SW group provides MAX IV with a wide range of software solutions for the facility scientific endeavors. Among others we provide control system solutions following international standards in synchrotrons such as web-based user interfaces, distributed hardware control, scanning tools for running experiments, acquiring and saving data and metadata, etc. As a very important part of MAX IV, the functionality and the reliability of the control and acquisition system software is continuously developed to meet the research requirements.

In our team you will meet open minded people from different perspectives. Being part the KITS group, you will be in close collaboration with scientists as well as network, system, software and hardware engineers and scientific software experts.  You will join a trust-oriented and open team where continuous improvement and mentorship is part of our culture. We promote a DevOps style cross functional team and collaboration between all people.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

When you join MAX IV, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientist from all over the world, generating scientific results for the benefit of society. We offer you a multicultural work environment with great opportunities for personal development with respect for a healthy work-life balance.

Would you like to work in a challenging and supporting environment? Then join us and take the opportunity to make a real difference!

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Probationary period may apply.

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Contact details

Vincent Hardion, +46733350722

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