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Re: PostgreSQL DBA/Linux

From: "Andreas Kostyrka" <andreas(at)kostyrka(dot)org>
To: "Don Pritzkow" <dpritzkow(at)verizon(dot)net>
Cc: <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org> <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL DBA/Linux
Date: 2007-06-08 15:00:00
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Betreff:	[pgsql-jobs] PostgreSQL DBA/Linux
Von:	"Don Pritzkow" <dpritzkow(at)verizon(dot)net>
Datum:		08.06.2007 14:52


Enclosed is a full-time PostgreSQL DBA position located in Texas. Candidates may respond to me directly either by telephone or email. If you have any questions, please feel free to respond.





The candidate should be highly motivated and adapt to working in a dynamic and extremely fast paced environment. You will be involved in creating and managing a high availability PostgreSQL database farm in a Linux environment. Primary responsibilities include:

·         Designing, Implementing and Managing 24/7/365 high availability PostgreSQL databases

·         Define and Implement Maintenance procedures including Disaster Recovery, DB maintenance (VACUUM scheduling), and archiving

·         Responsible for developing structure to ensure data integrity

·         Work close with the development team to design optimal database schemas with particular emphasis on database partitioning strategies and growth planning

·         Work close with the NOC to maintain visibility into the complex system

·         Work close with System Operations to design optimal hardware for growth

·         Proactively research and avert database related issues 



·         Bachelor's Degree, 2 years PostgreSQL DBA Administration experience 

·         3+ years in a 24/7/365 environment 

·         Strong experience required with PostgreSQL / Linux combination 

·         Strong UNIX Administration Skills - Linux experience required 

·         PostgreSQL Performance Tuning Experience 

·         Experience with database layouts on high performance disk subsystems required 

·         Experience performing a full restore to a PostgreSQL database from tape. 

·         Excellent SQL and PL/SQL skills 

·         Networking Experience - TCP/IP, Database Connectivity (JDBC, ODBC) in Java to Database Connectivity environments required 

·         Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 

·         Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills conducive to team development 

·         Ability to perform needs assessment and handle technical objections 

·         Scripting experience (SHELL, Perl/Python/Ruby, etc.)

Don Pritzkow
Managing Partner

Encore 2
2905 Purple Sage Drive
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Office:  972-539-2189
Cell:     214-695-9009

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