This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
This Staff role may start as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments' business needs.
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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related degree preferred. At least 5 years experience as a software systems architect, including experience developing solutions with both relational database systems and at least one of the following languages: Java, Python, R.
Master's Degree in a related field (Computer Science / Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Data Science, etc.) preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Experience with Microsoft SQL Server or cloud-based data warehousing technologies
Experience designing and maintaining multi-terabyte analytic relational databases, including index and query optimization
Experience orchestrating and optimizing Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) processes for multi- terabyte data warehouses
Comfort doing basic system administration in a Linux environment Comfort doing basic system administration in a Windows environment Experience with relational database index optimization
Experience with containerized (Docker or Singularity) workflows/paradigms
Experience with non-relational database systems (graph, key/value, document, array data stores) Experience with the R statistical computing platform
Experience with Java Experience with Python
Experience with high-performance computing
Comfort independently exploring distributed computing and database technologies and generating executive reports
Experience with public cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University seeks to strengthen teaching and research about pressing ethical issues; to foster sound norms of ethical reasoning and civic discussion; and to share the work of our community in the public interest.
Widespread ethical lapses of leaders in government, business and other professions prompt demands for more and better moral education. More fundamentally, the increasing complexity of public life - the scale and range of problems and the variety of knowledge required to deal with them - make ethical issues more difficult, even for men and women of good moral character. Not only are the ethical issues we face more complex, but the people we face them with are more diverse, increasing the frequency and intensity of our ethical disagreements.
Given these changes in the United States and in societies around the globe, the Center seeks to help meet the growing need for teachers, scholars, and leaders who address questions of moral choice across many of the professions and in public life more generally, and promotes a perspective on ethics informed by both theory and practice. We explore the connection between the problems t...hat professionals confront and the social and political structures in which they act. More generally, we address the ethical issues that all citizens face as they make the choices that profoundly affect the present and future of their societies in our increasingly interdependent world.