Software Engineer


The European Spallation Source (ESS) is one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects being built today. The project includes the most powerful linear proton accelerator ever built, a five-tonne, helium-cooled tungsten target wheel, 15 state-of-the-art neutron instruments, a suite of laboratories, and a supercomputing data management and software development centre. In the context of its history and future as a scientific organisation, however, it is more than the sum of its parts. It is a brand-new Big Science organisation and we are building it from the ground up.

Come and build the future of Science with us!

About the role

We are currently seeking a talented Software Engineer to join the Information Systems Group within the ESS IT Division. The primary objective of the IT Division is to deliver reliable, secure, and cost-effective IT services to support ESS across all stages of its operations. The Information Systems Group focuses on developing innovative solutions and ensuring the ongoing maintenance of these solutions to meet the needs of ESS and it associated entities. If you are a skilled Software Engineer looking to contribute to cutting edge IT solutions within a dynamic environment, we invite you to apply and be a part of our team.

In the course of your daily work, you will interact with various applications, with a primary emphasis on two main themes, PLM development and software testing. You will collaborate closely within a team of four responsible for managing our PLM platform. Your primary focus will be on spearheading the required test efforts, however this will not be limited to only this specific software but also extending to other relevant areas.


• Develop and implement comprehensive testing processes, including creating test plans and opening bugs to ensure the quality of software solutions.
• Utilize strong technical abilities to work with various software programs, with a focus on PLM systems.
• Leverage knowledge of various programming languages, depending on the project requirements, to effectively test and debug software applications.
• Demonstrate understanding of different database types, including design, implementation, and data management.
• Communicate testing results and recommendations effectively through written and verbal means, ensuring clear and concise reporting.

This is a full-time, permanent position with a 6 months probationary period located at the ESS Campus in Lund, Sweden.

About you

We are looking for an experienced and structured software engineer with a knack for problem-solving and a keen eye for detail who thrives in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, prioritizing tasks to meet project requirements while maintaining high-quality standards. You enjoy working in a collaborative environment, bringing technical expertise, strong analytical skills and solid communication skills to the table.

In addition, you possess the following:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
• Knowledge in TestComplete, Zephyr and Jira
• Familiarity in Jenkins, GitLab and with CI/CD
• Expertise in 3DExperience and Catia V6
• Proven experience in software development and maintenance

The working language of ESS is English but it would be great if you could also work in Swedish as well. For this role, we need someone who can start as soon as possible!

What can we offer?

Aside from the chance to work at truly unique big science project, you can also expect:

• An opportunity to contribute to the future discoveries within neutron science.
• A stunning, brand new workplace filled with innovative minds and brilliant people from across the globe.
• A challenging, innovative and stimulating work environment.
• Market competitive compensation that is individual and differentiated according to role, responsibilities, individual skills, abilities and achievements.
• 30 days of annual leave, as well as more than 10 days of public holiday and company days off or days with limited working hours.
• Monthly pension contributions on top of your salary.
• Flexible working arrangements and a real work-life balance.

If you see yourself in what we’re looking for, please provide your CV and motivation letter in English by clicking on “apply” and following the instructions. Please be aware that we can only accept direct applications made via the ESS website.

Certain roles at ESS require health and safety checks and/or security clearance procedures, which will be performed as part of the recruitment process.

We review applications continuously, so don’t miss out! Submit your application as soon as you can.

For more information regarding the ESS recruitment process, please contact Sara Tenggren – HR Generalist – at For further information regarding the position, please contact the Johan Olander – IT Operations and Support Group Leader – via

For trade union information, please contact Unionen representative Mikael Johansson on or SACO/Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers representative Marc Kickulies at 

We look forward to receiving your application soon!


  • Arbetsplats: European Spallation Source ERIC
  • 1 plats
  • Tills vidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 14 juni 2024
  • Ansök senast: 24 juni 2024


Tunavägen 24


Tunavägen 24
Lund, 22363

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