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Perpetual Entertainment seeking strong PostgreSQL DBA/Architect

From: "Mark Rizzo" <mrizzo(at)perpetual(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Perpetual Entertainment seeking strong PostgreSQL DBA/Architect
Date: 2006-03-24 05:27:54
Message-ID: B75CE6CB6AA524468B2A6E885962F5A70F7184@mb01.hq.perpetual.int (view raw or flat)
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Perpetual Entertainment (www.perpetual.com) is a new game company
located in downtown San Francisco. We are comprised of industry veterans
and looking for talented people to add to the core team. We have a solid
business plan, funding, and a great project, and are moving forward
quickly. We are making fun, innovative, top quality games, and looking
for someone who wants to do the same.


Database Administrator

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

* Provide technical expertise to the project team members on the design,
development, test and implementation of game server and platform
(ecommerce) systems.
* Monitor data server performance, availability, capacity, and error
handling.
* Assumes responsibility for data integrity, replication, security and
recovery.
* Will work closely with the application development teams to ensure
correct database design and efficient application access.
* Address database integration issues including data migration,
maintenance, capacity planning and new application support.
* Monitors and manages database backups and logs; installs, maintains
and upgrades database software; restores and/or recovers data as
required
* Provide architecture support and management of OLAP/reporting DB
instances.
* Maintains knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art
technology, equipment and systems.
* Administers database performance and tuning.  
* Installs and performs maintenance on core database software as well as
on application schema components and database structures.  
* Ensures database backup and recovery processes are in place.
* Monitors database growth and provides input to overall system capacity
plan.
* Develops or approves all data models and physical database designs.
* Develops or approves all SQL application code to ensure efficient
database access.
* Monitors data usage to ensure correct use by applications and to
minimize redundancy



QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field 
* 5 or more years relevant experience including implementation,
administration, and support of production database systems 
* Experience writing stored procedures using established coding
conventions. 
* Thorough knowledge of DBMS protocols; Experience with relevant
scripting or programming languages (Perl, JavaScript, Python, C/C++,
Java, etc) a plus.
* The ideal candidate will have primary expertise with PostgreSQL 8.X on
Linux.  (Equivalent Oracle experience considered, must be willing to
learn PostgrSQL)
* Linux scripting skills.
* Experience with optimization and troubleshooting techniques to address
performance problems on SQL Server 
* Strong understanding of high level programming languages and the
software development life cycle 
* Proficient in installing, monitoring and tuning database management
systems.
* Proficient in the coding of SQL and database stored procedures.
* Able to use Linux operating systems and utilities to assist in the
implementation and management of database management systems.
* Proficient in appropriate testing methods.
* Experienced in systems analysis and design.
* Must be a self-starter and an excellent communicator

If this description fits your background an you want to work in a fun
and challenging environment please  contact recruiting(at)perpetual(dot)com
with your resume and salary history.


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