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Database Manager

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CREST wishes to strengthen its current expertise base in database management and bibliometric analysis. The database specialist will work closely with the current database manager in the further development of a range of bibliometric databases.

Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST)

Database Manager

(Ref. LSW20/236/0819)

Duties:

CREST wishes to strengthen its current expertise base in database management and bibliometric analysis. The database specialist will work closely with the current database manager in the further development of a range of bibliometric databases. Specifically:

  • Linux system administration;
  • Configuring and tuning PostgreSQL, Apache,Nginx;
  • Maintaining, upgrading and monitoring PostgreSQL environment;
  • Support with the maintenance and monitoring of the database backup and strategic recovery plan and activities;
  • Relational database design, performance tuning, data manipulation and data queries;
  • Developing web user interfaces for databases;
  • Developing software scripts to automate data processing tasks.

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree;
  • Experience with PostgreSQL database administration, including installation and troubleshooting issues;
  • Strong technical experience and a proven track record of database design and query optimisation;
  • Web Development with SQL, Python, ReST Frameworks;
  • Experience with XML/JSON; Linux (Debian); Apache2, Nginx Web Server; Nagios Monitoring Tools; Web2py, Python, Julia, JavaScript, jQuery or other JS frameworks;
  • The ability to work well in a team.

Recommendation:

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Mathematics and/or Statistics;
  • Knowledge of Data Science processes with R, Python libraries;
  • Knowledge of bibliometric databases.

Enquiries regarding job content: Prof. Johann Mouton on 021 808 2393, or at jm6@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 23 September 2019

Commencement date: 1 January 2020

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/english/careers

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

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