Systems/Cloud Engineer

The Secretariat is now looking for a friendly, positive and service-oriented individual to join our team as a systems/cloud engineer.

The ideal candidate will provide critical expertise in the development and deployment of mission and support systems including a large scale cloud-based infrastructure for neuroscience data management, analysis and integration. Duties will span coordination of systems, networks, facilities, and security assessments and a research infrastructure across at least 17 countries.


The candidate will be responsible for the coordination, deployment and monitoring of a range of cloud/HPC technologies for use in neuroscience applications including a large-scale data federation employing Amazon services. He/she will advise members of the international community about applying these technologies to their application areas. The candidate will also contribute to the INCF Programs and scientific projects in which INCF participates. The candidate will work closely with a contractor responsible for INCF systems administration for the INCF Secretariat to help ensure a functioning internal computer infrastructure.

Area of responsibilities/duties

  • Monitor, support and extend international federated data infrastructure based in Amazon cloud
  • Work with IT contractors and pro-actively monitor services provided by them
  • Perform development work and installation of new services
  • Perform a wide range of system administration duties at the INCF Secretariat
  • Oversee and maintain all internal IT infrastructure and anticipate future needs 


BSc and 5 years of related experience or MSc and 3 years of related experience or PhD and 1 year of related experience

Education/Experience MSc in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and/or related technical discipline. 5+ years experience in a technical field.



  • Python, Amazon Web Services (EC2,S3), iRODS, Java, Linked Data, Macintosh, Unix/Linux and Windows, SQL databases (Postgres, Oracle, MySQL, or others), and third-party applications
  • Development experience with Python and/or Java
  • Experience in one or more scripting languages (Python, PHP, Ruby,Perl, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in an agile, dynamic environment, grasping complex systems/tasks.
  • Ability to manage project milestones and budgets
  • Comfortable and clear in communications with people from science, administration and IT
  • A result- and service- oriented approach, taking ownership for actions
  • A focus on delivering quality solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.



  • Experience with large data sets/analysis, Hadoop, scientific computing.
  • Training or experience with distributed programming environments such as Hadoop/ MapReduce
  • A fast learner and a problem solver with an optimistic approach to challenges.
  • Emphasis will be put on technical excellence, interpersonal skills, and initiative.


Travel Statement

This position may require overnight travel up to 10% of the time and involve some irregular working hours due to collaboration in different time-zones.

The position is full-time, based at Karolinska Institute with a 12 month contract and the possibility for prolongation for the right candidate.   

Applications should include:

  • A complete CV
  • Contact information
  • Contact details of at least 2 referees including at least one immediate supervisor

 Selection and interviews are ongoing, so please send your application and inquiries in English as soon as possible through MyNetwork. 

Apply here!

Applications should be received by the Secretariat latest 15th February 2015.

For further information about the role, please contact:

Sean Hill, INCF Scientific Director, +46 8 524 870 92

Linda Lanyon, INCF Executive Director, +46 8 524 869 19

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