Infrastructure Storage Engineer (PA2024/402)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Mar 2024

Your team
The four ICT groups in the Technical Division at MAX IV deliver solutions to the whole MAX IV organisation in the areas of electronics, software, infrastructure, detectors and scientific data. This is a dynamic and highly challenging environment that requires close collaboration with the staff to understand the needs and be effective in forming solutions. We are around 50 people in total who work in the 4 groups 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.

The smooth functioning of the MAX IV synchrotron facility relies strongly on the efficient, reliable and flexible operation of its IT infrastructure. The site hosts a vast variety of computer equipment, from the control of scientific instruments to HPC and multi petabyte storage to office computing and printers.

MAX IV is looking for a positive and service minded person to join our IT Infrastructure group taking on the challenges with the operation of our Enterprise storage systems. This includes NAS filers for home and group catalogues, block storage for VM and container environments, and backups of the same systems.

The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to development and design of future installations, to be able to follow and analyse the trends in the segment and to advise on storage strategies for continuing a trouble-free operation.

In this position on-call will apply.

Your main work tasks will be

  • Operation and maintenance of our clustered NAS system
  • Operation and maintenance of our clustered block storage system
  • Operation and maintenance of our on-prem backup system
  • Integration with other components of the IT infrastructure, such as VM environment, container environment, data acquisition systems, accelerator control, HPC cluster
  • Evaluation of new releases, features and software components
  • Participation in collaborative projects within MAX IV and Lund University.

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

  • Extensive experience with operating clustered storage systems
  • Thorough experience with enterprise backup systems
  • Solid understanding of the Linux operating system
  • Practical knowledge in networking technologies
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and in writing.

The following are seen as merits 

  • Experience with NetApp storage clusters
  • Experience with Dell/EMC PowerStore systems
  • Experience with Rubrik backup systems
  • Experience with Fibre Channel SAN
  • Familiarity with GPFS/Spectrum Scale
  • Experience with a VMware environment
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Practical knowledge of Ansible.

As a person you are easy going and enjoy working together with other people. You must be open to discuss new solutions and alternative views on the situation. The successful candidate is creative, service minded, takes initiative and has the ability to cooperate.

What we offer
When you join our MAX IV team, you step into a world of front edge science. We make the invisible visible by supporting scientists 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!

Interviews will be held on an on-going basis.

For further information, please visit:
Compensation & benefits – MAX IV (

MAX IV is a Swedish national large-scale research laboratory hosted by Lund University. It provides scientists from Sweden as well as internationally, with state-of-the-art instrumentation for research in areas such as engineering, physics, structural biology, chemistry and nanotechnology. It will receive up to 2 000 scientists annually, conducting ground-breaking experiments in materials and life sciences using the brilliant X-ray light.

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