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DevOps or Site Reliability Engineer

Are you a DevOps or Site Reliability Engineer looking for new opportunities?
Want to join a team where everyone’s daily work supports activities aimed at preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia?

The FINGERS Brain Health Institute drives and coordinates research on risk reduction and prevention of dementia and cognitive decline. Supporting research that builds further on the ground-breaking FINGER study, the institute is a hub for the World-Wide FINGERS network of researchers in more than 60 countries globally, and a driving force in the implementation of scientific findings into clinical, municipal, and public settings.

We are now looking for a DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer to our office in Solna, Sweden, for our ongoing collaborative project with the two US-based organizations Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) and Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC). The DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer will be responsible for the installation and support of ADDI’s software platform AD Workbench for World-Wide FINGERS network members globally. Using AD Workbench, member organizations all over the world will be able to share data, resources, and tools. For this, the DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer will collaborate closely with ADDI.

Responsibilities include:
  • Linux System Administration:
    • Manage and administer Linux-based systems for smooth operation across multiple locations
    • Install, configure, and maintain Linux servers, ensuring high availability and security
  • Cloud Infrastructure Management:
    • Utilize expertise in cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure and GCP to design, implement, and manage scalable and reliable infrastructure
    • Implement and optimize cloud-based solutions for efficient application deployments
  • DevOps Practices:
    • Implement and maintain CI/CD pipelines for automating the software development and deployment processes
    • Collaborate with development teams to integrate DevOps practices into the software development lifecycle
  • SSL Certificates:
    • Manage and maintain SSL certificates for secure communication across applications and services
    • Ensure the proper implementation of SSL/TLS protocols and stay updated on industry best practices
  • Cloud PostgreSQL Configuration & Management:
    • Configure, deploy, and manage PostgreSQL databases in cloud environments
    • Optimize database performance, implement backup strategies, and ensure data integrity
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC):
    • Use Infrastructure as Code tools, such as Terraform, to automate the provisioning and management of infrastructure components
  • Monitoring and Alerting:
    • Implement monitoring solutions to proactively identify and address system issues
    • Set up alerting mechanisms to ensure timely response to potential incidents
Required qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • Proven experience as a DevOps Engineer or Site Reliability Engineer
  • Strong proficiency in Linux system administration and cloud infrastructure management
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Hands-on experience with SSL certificates and security best practices
  • In-depth knowledge of PostgreSQL configuration and management in cloud environments
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, preferably Terraform
  • Understanding of CI/CD concepts and tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Swedish
  • Eligibility to live and work in Sweden, either through citizenship or residency status at time of application
Preferred qualifications
  • Certification in relevant areas such as Azure/AWS Certified DevOps Engineer and Google Professional DevOps Engineer
  • Previous experience in managing deployments across multiple locations
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes

Personal characteristics

This position requires a high level of responsibility, independence, and a positive, problem-solving attitude. To succeed in this role, you must be proactive, quality-driven and results-oriented, have strong organization and planning skills, and be capable of managing complex timelines. It is essential that you can work collaboratively and build strong relationships across borders. This requires understanding of cultural differences and ability to communicate in a culturally sensitive manner.

Job offer

The salary for this permanent position will be based on the candidate’s skills and level of experience. Five weeks of vacation will be provided in addition to standard national holidays. Work outside normal Swedish office hours will be required as a function of the interactions with the global World-Wide FINGERS network, involving more than 60 countries, and ADDI in the US. Applicants must be willing to travel nationally and internationally when required.

Equal opportunities

FBHI is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates who fulfil the eligibility and selection criteria. The role may be open to flexible working, if requested and in discussion with the employer.

Application process

To apply for the position, please e-mail your application to
We accept applications as long as the position is posted.
The application should include:

  • Your CV, no more than 3 pages
  • A covering letter outlining why you believe this role is right for you and what skills and experience you will bring to the position. Please also indicate your start date availability.

Further information may be requested at later stages of the application process, when and if relevant.

Are you interested?

If you want to know more about this position, please contact Maris Hartmanis, CEO, +46-70-562-8617, maris.hartmanis (at)

FINGERS Brain Health Institute

The FINGERS Brain Health Institute (FBHI) is a non-profit organization founded in 2019. It supports, drives, and coordinates the continued clinical research that builds on the original FINGER study (Ngandu, Kivipelto, et al., Lancet 2015), which showed that multidomain lifestyle factors have significant relevance in the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia.

As a scientific coordinating center for the World-Wide FINGERS network, FBHI supports and connects research teams conducting FINGER-based trials around the world. Since it was established by Professor Miia Kivipelto in 2017, the network has grown to include teams from over 60 countries.

FBHI also develops and manages dissemination and implementation activities, to help ensure that scientific findings rapidly come into use in real-world settings, for the benefit of individuals and societies at large.

The FBHI team includes a core team of multidisciplinary experts and specialists, as well as associated researchers from several European institutes. Operationally and geographically, FBHI is particularly close to Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Sweden.

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