• Novartis
  • $118,650.00 -134,310.00/year*
  • Cambridge , MA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 101 Auburn St

Job Description

6,000 people dedicated to discovery - 6 research campuses across the globe.

As Senior Principal Database and Cloud Engineer you will manage our diverse platforms and lead the transformation to cloud and automation efforts in driving & developing effective solutions. We manage database infrastructure spread across multiple regions on-premise as well as AWS. Our diverse Database infrastructure includes Oracle, Postgres, Mysql, Aurora(AWS), DynamoDB (AWS), Vertica, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, EMR clusters, Cloudera Hadoop and a range of CI/CD & Automation platform including Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, Git, SVN, Bitbucket, Artifactory and AWS services. We are also making a significant investment in the Cloud and moving the database infrastructure into the Cloud Platform. You will bring broad technical experience in areas beyond Databases, including networking, Public Cloud, Private Cloud, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Automation and Security.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Work with NIBR Scientific Application Development Teams with evolving requirements and develop effective technical solutions for Database infrastructure.
Lead the RCP Engineering teams in the planning, design and implementation of technical solutions for migration from on-premise database infrastructure into the Cloud
Provide thought leadership on the industry trends and evolving technologies related to the NIBR technical environment
Act as technical liaison and collaborator with other Novartis organizations and with external collaborators or vendors
Manage technical evaluations and make technology recommendations
Work closely with scientists, architecture, and project management teams to deliver high-quality solutions in a collegiate environment
Mentor and assist storage engineers
Develop technical solutions to meet the customer requirements, meet security baselines, are cost effective, align with our overall technical roadmap
Document technical solutions, drive consensus with effective communication
Manage existing Infrastructure Platforms, improve performance and build new ones
Work on new technologies and POCs and help into developing Solution Proposals
Help develop project schedules and budgets EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

What you ll bring to the role:

Bachelor degree required (Computer Science preferred)
Minimum 8 years working experience in an IT Infrastructure role
Minimum 5 years as Database Administrator/Engineer or Solutions Architect in the Cloud.
Expertise with the following technology areas:
oBroad knowledge of software development and testing methodologies along with change/configuration management in mostly Linux-based environment using SDLC guidelines
oSolid experience with automated deployment, continuous integration and Cloud
oDemonstrable expertise configuring, analyzing and troubleshooting a complex enterprise storage infrastructure, including:
?Database infrastructure including Oracle required
?Cloud database services - AWS certification required
?Develop Chef Cookbooks required
?Working experience in a regulated and validated environment with GXP compliance required

Nice to Have:
Hadoop/Elastic map reduce clusters
Cloud Formation / Terraform
GCP, Azure
DB Infrastructure: MySQL, Postgres, and NoSQL
Enterprise user security for oracle and Security baselines preferred
Experienced working on cross-functional global teams/projects preferred

Additional skills:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to peers, executives and customers
Proactive, ability to multi-task, detail oriented, thorough and complete
Experience in delivering large scale, secure and reliable services
Knowledge of additional languages to English is an advantage
Technical expertise and troubleshooting skills on complex problems
Expertise in performance tuning and optimization, bottleneck problems analysis
Active community member and contributor to open source projects is a plus

Position will be filled commensurate with experience

At Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), our mission is to discover innovative medicines that treat disease and human health. To do that, our scientists need cutting-edge, state-of-the-art computing systems.
NIBR is making a strategic investment into IT capabilities and is positioning itself to deliver the systems and services that are critical to the future of drug discovery. The IT organization is seeking senior leadership, skilled designers, and energetic developers who share our vision that science serves a greater purpose in improving human health.
Associated topics: antibody, food, food scientist, histologist, pharmacology, pharmacometrics, physiology, protein, therapy, transfection

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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