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Back-end Software Engineer

Deadline 21.11.2018

About the position

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo consists of nine departments and seven research centers, of which four are Centers of Excellence, one Centre for Research-based Innovation and one Centre for Excellence in Education. The research that is conducted at the Faculty covers a broad field of subjects within natural sciences and technology. The Faculty has several excellent research environments and researchers, many of who is cutting edge within their areas of specialization both nationally and internationally.

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Do you want to work as a back-end software engineer contributing to a global public good? If yes, then DHIS2 (District Health Information System) is the place for you. DHIS2 software engineers develop a platform used to improve health care at a global scale. We work directly with end-users in order to understand how our system is being adapted for specific needs.

The Health Information Systems Programme (HISP) is offering one or more positions as backend software engineer working on DHIS2.

The positions is permanent contingent to external funding. This position is in Oslo, Norway.

DHIS2 is a web-based, open source data platform used by governments, international development agencies and NGOs in more than 60 countries worldwide. The system is used to improve access and use of information in the health sector and beyond, including education, sanitation, nutrition, disaster relief and other domains. The platform has become a global standard within international development and has a huge impact on the way developing countries are managing their information systems.

Work tasks

We work on projects with global reach and scale, such as:

  • DHIS2 is used to notify the right people about possible disease outbreaks so that action can be taken in time. - Disease surveillance and monitoring in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • DHIS2 is used to collect data and provide analytics and insights into how funding can be spent most effectively - HIV/AIDS control in collaboration with PEPFAR (US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief), the largest initiative ever for combating a single disease.
  • DHIS2 is used to collect and analyze data for areas such as service utilization, family planning and immunization. - Health information management systems in more than 60 ministries of health worldwide, including South Africa, Tanzania, India, and Cambodia.
  • DHIS2 is used by NGOs to analyse the impact programs, improve planning and guide resource utilization. - More than 70 NGOs such as Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children

You will work on a small team specializing in building software features for the DHIS2 open source platform. You will work on features related to analytics, information retrieval, data synchronization, web APIs and data security. This role requires a passion and ability for finding innovative engineering solutions to complex problems. We give you the vision and the challenge - you have the freedom to choose your own approach to problem solving. There is opportunity for career growth in this position, moving to a more senior role.

Our platform is built API-first with an extensible app architecture. We do continuous delivery and short iterations. You can find our source code on GitHub. Check out the backend repository and a typical front-end app repository.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for someone with (qualifications):

  • Minimum a BSc in Computer Science or similar, but preferably a MSc in the same discipline
  • Java development (Java 8) and Maven.
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL or other relational databases.
  • Design and development of Web APIs (preferably using Spring MCV).
  • Java enterprise frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate is a plus but not required.

Our working language is English, so communication skills in verbal and written English is a requirement.

We offer

  • Salary 576 100 to 670 000 NOK per annum depending on qualifications in a position as Head Engineer , position code 1087.
  • Stimulating, challenging and friendly work environment
  • An organization in continuous development with ambitious goals
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

Application must include

  • Application letter
  • CV (complete overview of education and work experience)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters for recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (names, relation to candidate and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

In accordance with the University of Oslo's equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.

The University of Oslo has an agreement regarding acquisition of rights to work results for all employees, with the aim to secure rights to research results, etc.

The application (evt.) with attachments must be delivered in our recruiting system.

Formal regulations

Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about

the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

Contact information

For technical questions regarding the recruitment system, please contact HR Officer Therese Ringvold, e-mail: [email protected], phone: +47 22 85 16 06.

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