Job: System developer at the Swedish National Genomics Infrastructure, SciLifeLab
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System developer at the NGI-Uppsala SNP&SEQ Technology Platform at the Department of Medical Sciences As a part of the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab,, the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform in Uppsala provides SNP-genotyping and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology as a service to researchers in- and outside of Sweden (

Job description Would you like to work in one of the most rapidly growing application areas in the world? Would you like to work alongside researchers and bioinformaticians in a dynamic and creative atmosphere at one of Europe’s largest facilities for DNA sequencing? As a system developer at the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform, you will participate in developing solutions to optimize the flow of large-scale DNA sequencing data from our instruments to the researchers.

Your main responsibilities will be development, deployment and maintenance of the IT-systems used within the platform for managing large-scale sequencing data. Emphasis is placed on automation and information security.

Examples of tasks:

  • Development of an open-source system for processing and analysing data in the petabyte range
  • Create smart integrations with our LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)
  • Develop our existing DevOps solutions based on e.g. Ansible, GitLab and Travis-CI
  • Establish, maintain and validate documentation of systems
  • Planning and purchasing of hardware
  • Development within the platform is mainly carried out using Python. Since the operations at the SNP&SEQ Technology Platform are accredited by SWEDAC, there is an emphasis on documentation and version control.


  • University degree in IT and system development or equivalent discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years documented experience in systems development
  • Excellent programming skills in e.g. Python, Perl, Scala or Java. Emphasis on the applicant’s ability to quickly learn new skills
  • Experience of version control
  • Experience in system administration of Unix or Linux environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

We are looking for a person with a high degree of self-motivation, attention to detail, sense of responsibility, and ability to work both independently and in a team. Emphasis will be put on personal qualities such as a positive attitude and ability to cooperate.

Meriting skills

  • Experience with computer clusters and distributed systems
  • Experience from working with information security and quality assurance
  • Knowledge of molecular biology and sequencing technologies
  • Swedish communication skills

Starting date: As soon as possible

Form of employment: Permanent position with a six-month probation period

Working hours: Full-time

For further information about the position please contact: Pontus Larsson,

Please submit your application by 13 March 2018, UFV-PA 2018/96.

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