Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Senior Specialist, data systems

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Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.
Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from wherever in Finland it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.

Work tasks

We are looking for a software developer for a fixed-term employment relationship in the IT and digital solutions service group, which is a unit of 35 IT professionals at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).
In your position, you will work as a software developer in projects to develop Lukes analysis and computing services. Applications that contain various computational and mathematical models are used in the analysis and planning of the bioeconomy. You will work as part of the application development team, and receive support in your work from research specialists.
We offer a relaxed work environment where you can develop your skills in a professional team. We believe that teamwork and a positive attitude produce the best results. We are a modern workplace. Here, you can work in a trusting atmosphere, independent of the time and place. Our working hours are flexible, and our employees have found it easy to coordinate work and private life. We focus on the wellbeing of our personnel and the continuous development of their competence.

A personnel security clearance may be obtained for a person chosen for an office or a post with his or her consent (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the security clearance procedure and the rights of the person subject to clearance, visit www.supo.fi


In practice, success in the position requires a university-level degree suitable for the position (e.g. M.Sc. (Tech.) or M.Sc. in IT, M.Sc. (Econ.) in information systems, B.Sc. (Tech.), or BBA (Tech.)), or work experience in similar positions. We will also consider applicants who are at the end of their studies.
We expect the applicant to have good cooperation and interaction skills, an independent and self-guided approach, and excellent problem-solving skills. We appreciate a good ability to withstand pressure and a customer-driven mindset.
The following provide the best opportunities to succeed in the position:
• good Python and Java skills
• knowledge of the React and/or Angular software framework
• the ability to define and document solutions in Finnish and English
• experience in the development of computing software
We consider experience in the following to be an advantage:
• the design of software architectures, interfaces and protocols
• the lifecycle management and agile development of applications
• the production of cloud native applications in the Azure environment
• test-driven development (TDD)
• the secure development of online services
• virtualisation solutions (Docker)
• database design and SQL

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope: Office work

Commencement: 14/02/2022or according to a contract.

Time-limited to: 31/03/2023Nature of the position


Last application date: 02/02/2022 16:00

Reference number: 30-23-2022

You can apply for this job via:

You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki, FINLAND

Please attach a link to your Github profile, if any, or similar to your application.


 The position is at complexity level 7-9 in Luke's salary system. Therefore, the position-specific salary component is EUR 2 923.92-3 614.19 per month. In addition to the position-specific salary component, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. It can be at most 50% of the position-specific salary component. The applicant may also present a separate salary request.


Number of positions advertised: 1


Contact persons

Topi HanhelaVice President, Digitalization+358 40 518 0792topi.hanhela@luke.fi

Juha HautakangasPrincipal Specialist+358 29 532 5143juha.hautakangas@luke.fi


Natural Resources Institute Finland
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki


Please note that the application period expires on February 2, 2022 at 4.00 pm (time in Finland, UTC + 2). Unfortunately, we are unable to consider late applications.


Trial period is 4 months


Senior Specialist, data systems
Latokartanonkaari 9 Helsinki, Finland
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