Technician at Text Mining Unit (RE2)

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Technician at Text Mining Unit (RE2)

Closing Date

Sunday, 13 October, 2019
Reference: 179_19_LS_TM_RE2
Job title: Technician at Text Mining Unit (RE2)


About BSC
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 600 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Text Mining Unit of the BSC-CNS (TeMU-BSC) is funded through the Plan de Impulso de las Tecnologías del Lenguaje de la Agenda Digital, by the Secretary of State of Telecommunications and the Information. It is the first publicly funded text mining unit in Spain and has the aim to promote the development of natural language processing and machine translation resources for Spanish and other co-official languages in the area of biomedicine.
We search for a technician who will be responsible of the integration of data, applications and search tools, and the maintenance of the servers and other infrastructure of the unit.
Key Duties
  • Administration task on servers, operating systems and applications.
  • Installation of new releases of software/server patches.
  • Integration of NLP components using IUMA, GATE, OpenNLP, etc.
  • Development of mechanisms for the integration of resources and a data warehouse.
  • Education
    • University degree in computer science, telecommunications, bioinformatics, electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Demonstrated experience installing and configuring servers, hardware, operating systems, databases and applications.
    • Demonstrated experience in the development and integration of software tools.
    • Experience with NLP frameworks such as UIMA, GATE, NLTK, OpenNLP, etc.
    • Demonstrated experience with UNIX environments.
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Strong programming skills in at least one of the following languages: Java, Python, C++, Scala, R.
    • Experience with software like Maven and Nexus or setuptools, Virtualenv, PIP.
    • Experience tuning databases for better performance.
    • Demonstrable use of source code repositories (e.g. Github, BitBucket, Sourceforge).
    • Experience with Web Services (e.g. RESTful).
    • Experience in/with cloud computing, Docker, Docker swarms and VMs.
    • Skills in Networking and Security principles.
    • Skills and knowledge related to data Warehouses, NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Lucene), SQL (e.g. PostGreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MS-SQL).
    • Experience with Java, Apache, HAProxy, Tomcat Application Server, etc.
    • Experience in/with cloud computing, Docker, Docker swarms and VMs.
  • Competences
    • Fluent in either English or Spanish.
  • The position will be located at BSC within the Life Sciences Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 1 year renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: ASAP
Applications Procedure
All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details

The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.


Application Form

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