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System Engineer (Database Technologies)

Human Technopole Foundation - Human Technopole Foundation

HT is a new interdisciplinary research institute, created and supported by the Italian government, whose aim is to develop innovative strategies to promote human health and aging through a multidisciplinary and integrated approach, combining genomics, computational and structural biology and neuroscience, as well as data and decisions sciences.

The Human Technopole Foundation is looking for a System Engineer (Database Technologies).

The Human Technopole Foundation (HT) is in the final phase of building its core IT Infrastructure and the team that will be responsible for the implementation and continued maintenance of various centralized IT systems.

This position is placed within the HT IT Team, reporting to the IT Manager, and will be responsible for identifying and maintaining relevant database technologies which will house the foundations key data assets across both scientific and administrative areas.

(S)He will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Architect, design and configure large, complex databases with replication and high-availability on the most current database technologies;
  • Organize and format data for efficient query and storage processes;
  • Manage access and privileges and audit database-level security;
  • Continuous maintenance, upgrades and patching;
  • Develop, manage and test backup and recovery plans;
  • Monitor performance and manage parameters in order to provide fast responses to front-end users;
  • Write database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);
  • Advise the HT community in their database usage;
  • Contribute towards standard infrastructure administrative tasks on Linux based systems

Job requirements:

  • University degree in Computer Science, related fields or equivalent experience;
  • Ideally 5 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Strong working knowledge of various database technologies, one of which must include Neo4j or equivalent;
  • Professional certification as appropriate;
  • Proven experience managing enterprise grade technical database architectures;
  • Experience working with Git for version control;
  • Experience working with Ansible;
  • Previous work experience in publicly funded or private research institutes will be considered a plus;
  • Previous experience of handling datasets related to scientific research is appreciated;
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who are part of the protected categories list, according to L. 68/99.

Application Instructions

Please apply online sending:

  • a full CV
  • a motivation letter

Additional information

HT offers a highly collaborative, international culture to foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities.

HT is an inclusive employer that fosters diversity and engages systematically to ensure that equal employment opportunities are provided without regard to age, race, creed, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

HT is offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive, research organisation that promotes a collegial and open atmosphere. The compensation package granted will be internationally competitive and comprise pension scheme, medical and other social benefits and support for relocation and installation.

Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

The role is based in Milan.

Location: Milan - Italy
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th November 2021
Closes: 8th December 2021
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