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From: Heather Johnson <hjohnson(at)nypost(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Date: 2006-06-29 02:17:23
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The New York Post Online Edition seeks an online systems architect to 
join our day staff in the Midtown New York City offices. We are looking 
for a responsible, self-directed individual with an enthusiasm for open 
source software technologies and demonstrated experience with them in a 
high-traffic online environment.

Job specifications:

* This is a permanent, full-time, on-site position. Please no freelance 
inquires and no placement services!
* This position requires candidate to have excellent writing and 
communication skills.
* Candidate must be able to work on several projects at a time.
* Candidate must be able to work independently and meet aggressive 
* This position reports to the Director of the Online Edition.
* Each candidate will be required to demonstrate mastery of the skills 
listed below during the interview process.
* Salary negotiable.

Required skill set includes:

* 3+ years experience with *NIX operating systems
* 3+ years experience with PHP
* Familiarity with use of CVS and change management systems
* Demonstrated ability to develop code with focus on security and 
performance in addition to function
* Basic familiarity with HTML, CSS and javascript techniques
* Experience with architecture and development of online content 
management systems

Skills that are a “plus”:
* Experience with design of, and normalization techniques for, PostgreSQL
* Experience with database replication technologies for PostgreSQL
* Experience with installation and configuration of Apache, PHP, 
PostgreSQL, and Samba on *NIX systems
* History of work on high-traffic websites
* Experience with Perl


* Plan, design and implement complex personalization functions on
* Create user interface for Post’s online content management system, 
working with non-technical staff members to determine what features best 
meet their production needs
* Function as a project lead on development of features and 
functionalities that will enhance reader experience on
* Assist with redesign of mass mailing delivery engines
* Assist with redesign of online home delivery system
* Work with Director to proactively plan for hardware and applications 
adjustments needed to accommodate increased traffic and site performance
* Assist web staff in planning for website’s growth and improvement 
through better access to log and user data
* Recommend best practices for coding, database design and change 
management processes and assist in all aspects of rollout from planning 
to design to implementation
* Assist with implementation of database replication functions for 
primary database
* Assist Director and outside vendor with recommendation for and 
implementation of redesign of Post’s primary online database; anticipate 
impact on existing applications and assist with re-development of those 
applications as needed
* Train and mentor junior programmers.
* Recommend and produce methods for data mining online database

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Heather Johnson
Director, Online Production
New York Post

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