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IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Database Development Manager II on our Enterprise Data Management Team (EDM).
The Database Development Manager II is responsible for improving the efficiency and automation of database processes and working with database developers and administrators to develop and implement best practices for IHME’s database pipelines. The Database Development Manager II sets the direction for software development for research. This role is instrumental in assuring the work maintains the highest quality, upholding the reputation of the Institute as setting the gold standard in quality for health metrics, data, and analytic support for policy. This individual will advise a team of developers and administrators, and also consult on the engineering priorities for IHME as a whole. This position will have autonomy to make decisions about database development priorities, design, and implementation.
Supervision •Supervise and train database developers and administrators, providing guidance, coaching and support •Ensure the team delivers to the highest standards of the organization •Ensure the team works effectively with other groups at IHME - promote cross-organization teamwork •Advise on short and long term team structure including providing input on recruitments •Identify and foster opportunities to advance individuals’ knowledge and abilities •Assess and map project deliverables to resource needs
Management & Planning •Oversee the ongoing database development, improvement, and maintenance of the team's hardware and software portfolio •Identify problems, and direct optimizations and improvements to database implementations to enable efficient updates and stable tools and pipelines •Gather requirements, help prioritize across research and technical decisions, dependencies, integrated testing, and deployment to production •Manage database projects such that they meet their timelines •Work collaboratively to develop database best practices, protocols, and processes •Maintain coding standards, code reviews, source control management, deployment pipelines, automated testing, and operations for developers and administrators within the team •Assess and map project deliverables and timelines
Research Learning •Become familiar with substantive areas of expertise at IHME and their comprehensive data needs in order to perform complex multi-disciplinary analyses. •Understand the methods and technologies used in the storage, manipulation and display of information. •Understand the mapping of complex research objectives into practical deliverables for the purpose of tracking accompanying work
Other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data management, or related technical degree and five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Additional Requirements: •Experience working with multiple database systems including at least one or more of the following: Percona or MariaDb MySQL, PostGres, MariaDB Spider Engine, Columnstore, and Clustrix. •Experience with Linux, bash, and/or Python •Experience supervising and coaching staff, and directing prioritizing and monitoring projects and tasks. Proven track record of building and managing high performing teams •Experience with data and metadata standards and relational database development •Demonstrated experience in gathering the true requirements underlying feature requests, managing stakeholder expectations, communicating with developers, and prioritizing development work to achieve project and organizational aims •Ability to pay attention to details and maintain a strategic vision while operating in a fast-paced, energetic environment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Experience with application containerization using Docker, Rancher •Statistics and/or public health interest •Automation experience and/or a desire to automate all the things •Experience with distributed systems or HPC
This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. •Weekend and evening work sometimes required. •Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US; work schedule required to overlap 50% of IHME Office hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time.
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