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From: Kenny Gorman <KGorman(at)hi5(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: needs PostgreSQL DBA in San Francisco
Date: 2009-10-20 22:31:04
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Database Administrator

About hi5

hi5 is one of the world's largest social networks. Our company is  
ranked as the #1 social network in 26 nations across Europe, Latin  
America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa.

· 80+ million registered members
· 50+ million unique monthly visitors
· Currently available in over 23 languages
· One of the top 20 most-trafficked websites worldwide
· A founding adopter of OpenSocial
· Headquartered in San Francisco, California

Although our work is viewed and used every day by millions of people  
across the globe, the company is small (currently under 100 employees)  
and privately held. It’s a fun, bright, fast-paced and collaborative  
place to work.

Located in downtown San Francisco, hi5 is just steps from major public  
transit lines, including BART and Muni.

About the Team

The Hi5 Database Operations team is maintaining one of the largest  
Postgresql installations in the world, with hundreds of databases and  
terabytes of data. We offer a dynamic, challenging environment, and a  
great opportunity to build and use a strong skill set in open source  

About the Position

You will help to maintain a database layer of one of the largest  
websites on the Internet. Work in the Hi5 Database Operations team  
allows you to build strong skills in large-scale database environments.

Job Responsibilities
·     Administer production, and pre-production Postgresql DB databases.
·     Perform database tuning and performance monitoring.
·     Work on ensuring sufficient capacity of the production databases.
·     Develop and run queries and data manipulation procedures.
·     Work as part of a team and be on- call rotation.
·     Perform general technical troubleshooting and give consultation  
to developers

·     At least 3 years of production, HA, scalable RDBMS  
Administration experience.
·     Unix, preferably Linux experience.
·     Shell or python scripting experience.
·     Strong SQL skills.
·     Experience within or interacting with operations teams.
·     Experience within or interacting with product development teams.
·     Applied knowledge of DBA best practices and concepts.
·     Strong problem solving skills
·     Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·     The candidate should be accountable, responsible person, self- 
starter, genuinely interested in all the aspects of production DBA work.

·     Experience with PostgreSQL is a big plus
·     If no PostgreSQL experience available, qualified candidate must  
possess production experience in any major proprietary or open source  
RDBMSs, preferably Oracle.
·     DB scripting (PL/pgSQL) .
·     Relational modeling .
·     JDBC .
If interested please contact:
Alexander Lawrence
hi5 Networks Inc.
55 2nd St. Suite 300
San Francisco, CA

Kenny Gorman
Database Architect
hi5 Networks, Inc.
o. 415.979.0300
m. 925.577.3168
e. kgorman(at)hi5(dot)com

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