Database Manager

Chicago, IL
This Chicago-based early-stage agricultural technology company is on a mission to reduce food waste.

Founded in 2015, Hazel Technologies Inc. is a USDA-funded company that develops new technologies to extend the quality and shelf life of fresh produce in the global supply chain.  Shippers, growers, and retailers are always looking for new ways to ship food further, enter new markets, extend the growing season, and have less food rejected at the retail level. Hazel Technologies’ products address these needs by increasing the shelf-life and durability of produce in the supply chain, so more people get better food.

Our technology helps growers and retailers enter new markets and reduce food rejection, all while reducing the resource impact of agriculture.

Position Description:  

Hazel Technologies is searching for a self-motivated and detail-orientated Database Manager overseeing activities range from the technical such as data engineering to the non-technical such as data governance.


  • Assist in installation of analytical instrumentation and wet lab equipment at Hazel’s new headquarters and labs
  • Identify and implement a data management system and/or Electronic Laboratory Notebook for Hazel R&D. Consolidate, Streamline and Enhance data storage
  • Collaborate with Hazel IT in onboarding of LIMS system or equivalent solution
  • Organize and manage all data currently stored across various systems and platforms (including Excel, Notebooks, Whitepapers, SharePoint, Box)
  • Serve as the key point of contact for research data queries within the company
  • Liaise with the R&D Sr. Project Manager, Regulatory and Business Development to ensure efficient flow of critical data to facilitate company goals and processes

Requisite Skills:

  • Master data, Reference data, Document, Content & Metadata management
  • Integration & Interoperability
  • Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence
  • Data Quality
  • Architecture & Modelling
  • Storage & Operations
  • Data Security
  • Data Governance
  • Experience of ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) desired
  • Experience with ARM
  • Scientific Background – from Degree or Commercially


Equal Opportunity Employer

Hazel Technologies is an equal opportunity employer, committed to our diversity and inclusiveness. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

About Hazel Technologies, Inc.: Hazel Technologies is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech® services over 100 of the world's largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of "Best Sustainable Packaging" at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company's patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs including UC Davis, Cornell University, and Oregon State University. In 2020, Hazel treated over 3.2 billion pounds of fresh produce, preventing more than 270 million pounds from going to waste. For more information, visit