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.
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.