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Looking for a Database Developer/Administrator in Silver Spring, MD

From: Joe Foley <jfoley(at)descartes(dot)com>
To: "pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Looking for a Database Developer/Administrator in Silver Spring, MD
Date: 2011-01-05 16:09:36
Message-ID: AD4515E0E1A27D4A8DB7F27BF8EE239BD74F984EB1@WLCAEXCS.corp.descartes.com (view raw or flat)
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Position:  Database Administrator
Location:  Silver Spring, MD

PLEASE NOTE:  US RESIDENCY IS REQUIRED FOR SECURITY CLEARANCE

Scope of Project:

We are seeking an experienced database administrator/developer to assist in the design, development, and launch of a large scale RDBMS application.  The Database Administrator will be involved in creation and evaluation of database design alternatives, data modeling, capacity and index planning, and performance tuning.  The project will run from the design phase to transition of existing clients from Descartes' legacy solution.  Familiarity with web development platforms and architectures (AJAX, Perl, Java, JavaScript) is desirable as the Database Administrator will be working closely with Descartes' development team.

Requirements:

* Experience in design and implementation of large scale performance-oriented RDBMS applications 
* In depth knowledge of POSTGRESQL 8+ on Linux, including familiarity with:
  - Clustering
  - Replication and mirroring strategies
  - Performance Tuning 
  - Metadata management
  - DB schema management
* Proficiency with SQL
* Familiarity with working in a LINUX based environment
* General DB Management
  - Data Modeling
  - Capacity planning 
  - Data security
  - Storage management
* Ability to work with minimum guidance 


Desired Qualifications:

* Knowledge of web application development platforms is highly desirable (Java, Perl, HTML, XML, CGI, JavaScript)

Contract Details:

* Full-Time Contractor
* Term of contract not to exceed October 31, 2011

Application Instructions

Please submit your resume, to hrca(at)descartes(dot)com citing Database Administrator in the subject of your message.  We thank all applicants for their interest in Descartes; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Agency calls will not be accepted.

Descartes (TSX: DSG) (NASDAQ: DSGX), is making the world a better place by enabling global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. Underlying Descartes' offerings is the Descartes Global Logistics Network (GLN), one of the world's most extensive multi-modal business applications network. As a federated software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the Descartes GLN combines with component-based 'nano' sized applications to provide messaging services between logistics trading partners, shipment management services to help manage third party carriers and private fleet management services for organizations of all sizes. Descartes' solutions and services deliver results by enabling organizations around the world to reduce administrative costs, billing cycles, fleet size, contract carrier costs, and mileage driven; improve pick-up and delivery reliability; and optimize working capital through fleet visibility. Descartes' hosted, transactional and packaged solutions deliver repeatable, measurable results and fast time-to-value.  Descartes customers include an estimated 1,600 ground carriers and more than 90 airlines, 30 ocean carriers, 900 freight forwarders and third-party providers of logistics services, and hundreds of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, private fleet owners and regulatory agencies.

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