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Great oportunity to start a Postgres DBA career. ( San Francisco)

From: Igor Polishchuk <i_polishchuk(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Great oportunity to start a Postgres DBA career. ( San Francisco)
Date: 2011-08-19 01:15:45
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Database Administrator
We are looking for a  Database Administrator to manage multiple development and 
production  databases. This position requires regular on-site interaction with 
the  engineering and operations teams in our San Francisco office. The DBA  
reports to the Database Architect and supports our Postgresql  environment. 
  However, don’t worry if you don’t have much experience  with Postgresql.  If 
other requirements are met, this position will be a  great opportunity to 
acquire solid Postgresql experience. 


	* Release      process - schema change management, prepare release-specific 
checklists      and scripts
	* Availability      - maximize uptime, implement and maintain proper safeguards 
for backup,      replication, and recovery
	* Security      - define and implement user privileges and access controls to 
	* Automation      - develop scripts to automate routine database  related 
operations,      maintain systems configuration for DB systems  using Puppet
	* Development      Support - help engineers and business analysts  adopt 
database best      practices, review database change requests and  provide 
optimization advice
	* Emergency      response - Participate in oncall rotation

	* 1 to 3 years experience managing production relational databases in 24x7 
	* Experience      with writing SQL queries and performance optimization
	* Familiarity      with database best practices, principles of  database 
replication, backup,      scalability and high availability
	* Understanding      of basic database fundamentals: multi-version  control, 
concurrency,      transactions, indexing, locking, caching
	* Understanding      of Unix environment, and shell scripting experience
	* Must      be authorized to work in the U.S.Nice to Have

	* Experience      with Postgresql is desired, but Oracle or MySQL experience 
will work, too
	* Experience      in using one or more monitoring solutions (Zenoss, Nagios, 
Cacti, etc)
	* Experience      in Ruby or other scripting language like Perl or Python. 

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