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Postgres DBA/Developer - San Francisco

From: "Sibley Bacon" <sbacon(at)ncircle(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Postgres DBA/Developer - San Francisco
Date: 2006-11-27 22:25:28
Message-ID: 8A72E69E1F79004B82F76F228B3F292305DB85EE@corp-mail01.ncircle.com (view raw or flat)
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Postgres DBA/Developer Job Description

OVERVIEW
We have an immediate opening for Postgres DBA/Developer who has solid
DBA skills and Postgres experience.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide technical expertise and support for nCircle's Postgres backed
network security product line.
*	Implement, manage, and monitor databases
*	Tune the Postgress database to meet new functional and
performance releases
*	Perform DB profiling and optimization, assist QA with all phases
of software development and deployment support for DB installations
*	Perform database monitoring, maintenance, reorganizations,
resource management, schema management, and capacity planning and
performance tuning for the company's databases
*	Perform database and SQL tuning.
*	Implement and maintain disaster recovery plans for critical
production databases and applications.
*	Time to market flexibility combining open source component
utilization, rapid refactoring of existing code base and quick
prototyping of new component solutions
*	Participate in shared learning with other team members
*	Document code and report on project deliverables
*	On Call availability as required to address database problems in
the production environment
*	Participate in product development 
*	Contribute ideas and suggestions in support of the Engineering
team goals of continuous improvement

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
*	Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Information
Technology or related discipline specializing in DB development
preferred.
*	Expert knowledge of Postgres 
*	Minimum 5 years increasingly complex DBA assignments, working
with enterprise level software meeting 24x7 operational requirements
*	Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of DB scoping,
profiling, scaling and fault tolerant operation
*	Proven knowledge and understanding of enterprise scaled servers
and databases
*	Experienced with disciplined DBA methodologies including
development and operational considerations
*	Ability to provide support for development, test, and production
environments, including setup of new servers, databases, and objects
within the database.
*	Experience in software development using Perl, Shell, or other
scripting languages.
CORE COMPETENCIES
*	Passionate about enterprise class DB construction, deployment
and operation, openness to learning new ways of thinking and doing
*	Responsible for multiple DB solutions in deployed products;
Expert in development and operation of Postgres DB
*	Consistently learning about trends and features in DB solutions,
able to bring best practices to bear at solving DB and overall
application problems
*	Strong commitment to personal excellence and high quality DB
construction and administration standards
*	A team player with a *can do* attitude when handling development
requirements and project timelines
*	Solution focused and methodical, careful attention to detail
*	Solid background using UNIX operating systems - Linux, FreeBSD a
plus

nCircle offers a dynamic yet casual and fun work environment with
corporate offices in the heart of San Francisco (1 block from BART) and
sales offices worldwide. We recognize that our employees are the key to
our future as evidenced by our selection as one of the Greater Bay
Area*s *Best Places to Work* by the San Francisco Business Times. We
offer a unique environment where your ideas are always appreciated and
your contributions make an important difference. Because of this
philosophy, we offer competitive compensation packages, top-notch
benefits as well as stock options to every employee. All of our
employees enjoy the ability to make an immediate impact, learn new
technologies, and partake in a high-energy, vibrant working environment
with extremely accomplished people.

Please send your resume with a detailed cover letter describing your
experiences to careers(at)ncircle(dot)com(dot) 




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