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Azure Engineer

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 29, 2024
  • Uppsala
  • Hybrid
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 29, 2024
  • Uppsala
  • Hybrid

Would you like to contribute to the safer use of medicines and vaccines for everyone everywhere? Our commitment to global health drives us to create a world where access to life-saving treatments is not a privilege but a fundamental right. As a Azure Engineer, you’ll play a pivotal role in supporting this mission by safeguarding our critical IT infrastructure.

Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is an independent, non-profit foundation and international centre for medicines safety and scientific research. UMC is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre and oversees the technical and scientific operations of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring (PIDM), which covers more than 95% of the world’s population. The organisation is the custodian of VigiBase, the largest global database of suspected adverse events of medicines and vaccines. In addition to working with drug safety signal monitoring, UMC has developed WHODrug Global, the world’s most widely used drug dictionary, and advances pharmacovigilance through science and innovation, education, and communication. UMC is governed by an international board appointed by the Swedish government and WHO and has approximately 150 employees based in Uppsala (Sweden).

We are looking for an Azure Engineer who wants to be part of the Azure journey we are on. Along this journey, you will work in a team driving the platform and overarching principles. You will also work together with teams in the organization supporting learning and development of product specific infrastructure.

The team you’ll be joining constantly works on refining their processes, systems, and areas of work. So, to fit in, we believe you should have an affinity for development and new ideas.

What you will do

  • Develop, maintain and operate the Azure platform landing zone including additional shared services.

  • Govern the Azure environment – evaluate, enhance, and enable enforceable policies, compliance and security reports and activities, cost and carbon optimisation. Ensure services are configured and operated according to the best practices and the organisation’s policies.

  • Manage the Azure environment by utilising and strengthening automation, improving resilience, and implementing and extending monitoring and alerts.

  • Work closely with enterprise architects and the application owners to design and implement the overarching requirements, security and the platform landing zone.

  • Work in a small team where overlapping competences are required so everyone can and should work with all aspects although areas may have appointed leads.

Work with great people

Salvador Alvarado
Regional Manager
"Working at UMC has given me a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives, by contributing to strengthening the role of medicines safety in many countries world-wide."
Pinelopi Lundquist
Head of WHO Liaison department
"It’s always been important to me to contribute to the safer use of medicines, and I get to do just that in my job. Most days, I leave the office feeling like I’ve contributed to something important"
Elsa Rådahl
System Developer
"I really enjoy the variation in my work, and learning more about the different aspects of the development process and infrastructure."
Tomas Bergvall
Senior Product Manager
"At UMC, I'm able to use my skill set to create meaningful solutions that make a real difference in the world. I'm proud of what we do and the impact we have."
Elki Sollenbring
Senior Pharmacovigilance Education Specialist
"I love exploring how to deliver training, like self-paced online or instructor-led distance courses. There’s so much we can do at UMC to reach people across the globe!"
Alem Zekarias
Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist
"Knowing I'm doing something meaningful that can help patients all over the world is my passion and my drive."

Skills & Requirements

Who you are

  • Self-organizing: Work independently and as part of a team

  • Team player: Collaborate with other IT professionals to be able to work effectively as part of a team, sharing information, coordinating tasks, and providing mutual support.

  • An author of code: Automation is key. We utilise Bicep, PowerShell, Pipelines etc. You have experience writing code and are familiar with common development tools and practices, primarily focused on IaC.

  • Interested in cyber security. An understanding of Azure infrastructure components and services such as Azure Virtual Networks, Identities, Azure App Service, Azure Storage, Log Analytics and Azure Firewall.

  • Ability to identify and resolve performance bottlenecks, troubleshoot infrastructure issues, and optimise cloud resource utilisation.

  • Desire to learn and evolve! Change is inevitable, fun and a lot of work, but still fun.

  • A university degree in a relevant field (such as computer science, physics, information systems, mathematics, or similar)

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a developer in a cloud environment, preferably within .NET, C# (F#), Angular, Azure

Why join UMC?

  • Be part of a meaningful legacy in global health, contributing to a safer future

  • Contribute to a creative, respectful, and collaborative work environment that values each individual

  • Flexible hours and hybrid work possibilities

  • Comprehensive benefits, including a generous vacation policy and ample opportunities for professional growth

  • Join an organization where kindness and respect are cornerstones of our work ethic, contributing to fun, inspiring and developing days at work!

We will process applications on an ongoing basis during the recruitment period.

Great Place to Work

  • Real-world impact – Working for the greater good

  • Learning organisation – Skilled and curious staff

  • Flexible work hours – Allows us to be at our best

About the company

Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is a centre for international service and scientific research in the field of pharmacovigilance. We are the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, and manage the technical and operational aspects of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring since 1978.

As an independent, non-profit foundation, we support the World Health Organization, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders who share our vision of advancing medicines safety. Through research and development of new scientific methods, we explore the benefits and harms of medicines for patients, and offer products and services used by health authorities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide

UMC’s working language is English. We normally apply a probationary period to new appointments.

UMC follows the collective agreements between the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Saco-S and ST. Union representatives are Malin Zaar (Saco-S) and Jessica Avasol (ST), +46 (0)18-65 60 60.

Jenny Beronius | Contact Person

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