IT-Systems Integrator

IT-Systems Integrator

  • Full-time until 30th November 2010 with possible extension to 2012
  • Position ID: ITOBO-IT-01

University College Cork, Chair of Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (IT in AEC) invites applications for an appointment as an IT-Systems Integrator to lead and co-ordinate the design and development of the overall Hard- and Software Platform for the ITOBO research cluster.

The chair leads the recently launched Strategic Research Cluster on Information Technology for Sustainable and Optimised Building Operation (ITOBO) - a joint Industry-University Project of four Irish Academic Institutions and five European Industry Partners funded by Science Foundation Ireland for a period of five years within an overall budget of Euro 6,2 million.

ITOBO aims to develop a holistic, methodological framework for life-cycle oriented information management and decision support for (smart) buildings that operate on an energy-efficient and user-friendly basis while reducing its maintenance costs. Current industry partners are from Germany, the U.K. and Ireland.

Reporting to the Chair of IT in AEC, the IT-Systems Integrator will:

  • Assist the Chair in planning, maintaining and co-ordinating the overall IT-Platform
  • Develop the overall design of the ITOBO-Demonstrators, co-ordinate the contributions from the three research groups and integrate contributions from German-based industry partners
  • Lead and co-ordinate the work of the Software Developers
  • Co-ordinate the installation of demonstrators jointly with industry partners from Ireland, the U.K. and Germany
  • Contribute to Postgraduate courses in Software Engineering and Mobile Computing

The successful applicant should have a strong background in Software Engineering. Knowledge and practical experience in the management of complex, distributed Information and Decision Support System are highly desirable. Candidates should have an excellent knowledge in managing Windows XP-Server Environments and in designing and maintaining Oracle Database Servers. Knowledge and expertise in UNIX/LINUX, programming skills in Java as well as C-Sharp, and the ability to set-up and maintain web-projects, local eMail-servers, News-Groups, etc. are of advantage. The ideal candidate should have at least 3 to 5 years work experience in industry or academia.

Excellent communication and management skills are essential.  A proven ability to work well in a team and to be organised and productive in a busy environment are desirable. The need to work flexible hours is required. The knowledge of a second language (German) would be of advantage.

Salary:   Appointment will be as Senior Post Doctorate (€ 49,415 - € 57,635 plus 13.5% employers contribution to pension) or Research Fellow (€ 64,192 plus 13.5% employers contribution to pension) depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing date:  Tuesday 3 June 2008

Application forms must be completed and are available on the Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering & Construction site.

Written applications including application form, CV, list of publications and completed projects, and details of three academic referees should be directed to:
University College Cork, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College Road, Cork, Ireland - attention to: Prof. Karsten Menzel
(clearly mark envelope with post-ID)


Questions can be directed to Prof. Menzel (Tel: +353 21 490 2523 eMail:

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