Job no: 496550
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Administration, Information Technology, Infrastructure & Property

Database Engineer

  • Infrastructure program supported by the Australian Government
  • Work on projects that have critical environmental impact
  • Opportunity to engage with the national and international marine science community to ensure best practice

Your New Role

The database engineer will assist in the ongoing development and implementation of the information infrastructure underpinning Integrated Marine Observing System and the Australian Ocean Data Network. The role will provide expertise in database design and administration to support the development of new data-driven systems and the maintenance and improvement of existing systems. To maintain database performance and reliability, you will provide expertise in data structures, optimise database performance and SQL statements. This role will see you working with other members of the AODN team on system design, delivery and maintenance in addition to protocols and standards for data and metadata ingestion, processing and distribution.

About the organisation

The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by the Australian Government. It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent ( IMOS provides a national, multi-institutional capability to undertake systematic and sustained observing of the marine environment, from the open ocean onto the continental shelf and into the coast, and across physical, chemical and biological variables. All observations undertaken by IMOS produce data streams in near real-time and/or delayed mode (quality controlled), that are discoverable, accessible, usable and reusable via the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN).

What you’ll need to succeed

As a detailed orientated team player, you will bring to the role significant experience in data management including database design, administration, troubleshooting technical issues and performance tuning, preferably using PostgreSQL and PostGIS. Experience designing and executing data migrations and experience using Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) software (e.g., Talend) will see you succeed in this role. You will bring strong understanding of AWS database offerings with hands-on experience deploying database infrastructure in AWS and experience using a range of AWS based technologies.

What’s on offer

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $114,674  comprising base salary plus 17% superannuation. The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community. Working on projects of huge environmental significance, this could be your carer defining role!

How to apply

To apply online, please provide your resume, a brief cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and a document outlining your responses to the success criteria and other position requirements listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, please contact Sebastien Mancini, Director AODN,

Applications close Friday, 19 November 2021, 11.55pm

 Position Description-Database Engineer.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Advertised: 29 Oct 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 Nov 2021 Tasmania Daylight Time

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