Backend Developer or Systems Developer at Danish National Genome Center

Would you love to develop and integrate new solutions for the development of personalized medicine in Denmark and across Europe? At the Danish National Genome Center we are establishing a world-class national High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure for Precision Medicine – and we are looking for a new developer for our interdisciplinary team of ambitious and engaged colleagues.

About the Danish National Genome Center

The Danish National Genome Center’s primary task is to establish the foundation for the development of better diagnostics and more targeted treatments using Whole Genome Sequencing. The Center has a national responsibility to develop state of the art infrastructure to enable analysis on big biomedical heterogenous data.

One of the Danish National Genome Center’s main goals is to be at the forefront of new big data solutions in the healthcare domain. The Danish National Genome Center is working with HPC, cloud services, network, servers, storage, applications, users and cross-cutting processes in a Linux software environment.

About the position

We are looking for a profile who have either worked as backend developer and/or systems-/infrastructure devops engineer – or a new graduate with a master in computer science or a closely-related field. The work will focus on programmatic access to resources. Specifically, the tasks will include further development of the existing server-side environment, as well as analyzing, deploying and integrating new or custom solutions within existing infrastructure.

The position is within the Section for Research and International Relations where your day-to-day tasks will revolve around international projects. You will be developing, implementing and optimizing software systems for genomics data access and analysis. On a day-to-day basis, you are expected to drive the development and deployment of the services in collaboration with different teams, at national and European level and coordinate with various internal and external stakeholders. Some travel will be required.

Professional qualifications

You are comfortable familiarizing with new technologies, have advanced coding skills across multiple domains and experience creating custom solutions.

You have ideally demonstrated expertise and experiences in the following:

  • Linux based systems, you should be comfortable in a unix shell
  • Git version control, and interacting with multi-user repositories (merge/pull requests and code review)
  • CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery)
  • Containerization and virtualization (Docker/qemu/virtmanager)
  • API synchronization/governance/microservices (glueware)

It would be a plus to have experience with or knowledge of some of the following:

  • Our core technology stack, which includes Linux, Python, Gitlab, Docker, Ansible, Grafana, Go, Nginx, PostgreSQL, and Kubernetes
  • Designing domain-specific solutions for disparate stakeholders.
  • Auth protocols such as OAuth/OIDC
  • Systems administration geared towards infrastructure
  • Distributed Systems
  • Data Protection by Design and by Default
  • Strongly typed languages and functional programming
  • Frontend technologies such as: Angular/React, ClojureScript, HTML5, JavaScript, and web services in general.
  • Conventional datastores and middleware, e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, RabbitMQ, Kafka.
  • Experience with development methodology, e.g. Test-Driven development
  • Nix/NixOS and Rust (not currently part of our technology stack)

Personal qualifications

Our ideal candidate:

  • is committed and takes initiative to reach a goal
  • is a flexible team player but also capable of working independently
  • has experience with international projects
  • is proficient in English at a professional level, both written and spoken. Basic Danish skills or an ambition to learn is a requirement.
  • keeps up-to-date with the latest technical advances and enjoys the development process. If you are an open source programmer, we would be interested in looking at your public contributions
  • has worked with or within the life science research community
  • understands complex problems easily and can come up with simple but robust solutions.
  • has good judgement and the ability to handle high-pressure situations.

Working at the Danish National Genome Center

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international atmosphere with focus on the patient, research, innovation and clinical advice for the benefit of the surrounding community. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism among our staff, so skills development is an integral part of our organization. We offer great flexibility in the position. Our official working language is Danish but a number of employees prefer to communicate in English.

The Danish National Genome Center is an organization under the Danish Ministry of Interior and Health and is located at Ørestads Boulevard 5, 2300 København S, together with Statens Serum Institute and the Danish Health Data Authority. The organization has approx. 60 employees.

Terms of employment

Terms will be based on the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the relevant trade union. Classification will depend your academic qualifications and experience.

This full-time position is available as soon as possible.

You will refer to Lene Cividanes, Head of Research and International Relations and work in close collaboration with a small project team and other relevant colleagues across the agency.

Further information

For further information about the position, you are welcome to contact Lene Cividanes +45 21829219.

Application and recruitment process

Click “Apply” to send your job application with curriculum vitae and diploma/exam certificates.

First round of interviews is expected to be held Monday and Tuesday in week 16 and a second round of interviews Friday in week 16.

Application due: 10/04/2024

The Danish National Genome Center has non-smoking working hours. We encourage everyone who is interested to apply to the position – regardless of age, gender, religion, disabilities or ethnicity.

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12. marts 2024
10. april 2024