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looking for part time consulting postgres DBA/architect/developer

From: Bill Desjardins <bill(at)carracing(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: looking for part time consulting postgres DBA/architect/developer
Date: 2007-08-24 01:50:24
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Hello All,

I have a personal project which I am looking to contract a postgres DBA 
for assistance with. I prefer to setup a monthly contract for now, but 
thinking ahead, if things workout business and work wise, than there is 
a great opportunity for full-time employment and much more.

A few requirements I am specifically looking for:

- You MUST have a love of everything Car (Automotive) related... Car's 
and Car Racing. I am looking for a passionate and knowledgeable person 
whom has a real love for everything automotive related. I put this first 
since I am only interested in people that can share, understand and 
contribute to the passion of my project.

- knowledge of most, if not all, postgres replication and redundancy 
options and the skills to setup and maintain the system decided upon for 
the production environment.

- Experience and knowledge of backup & restore best-practices and 
several years experience implementing detailed, and ongoing, backup 
procedures for large-scale postgres DB systems.

- PHP skills and Query optimization skills. My App is written entirely 
in PHP, but my SQL skills may not always be simple, and most likely, are 
not that efficient. I am looking for someone who can take the time to 
understand my business model and provide feedback on optimizing query's 
via reading my php code and provide better SQL (where needed) and/or 
create a better DB structure (indexes...etc..) which better suits the 
business model.

- Ability to responsibly share management of the DB's with me for now :) 
Basically, I require that any methods and procedures which we develop 
are designed so that either of us can handle basic system troubles and 
recovery practices. I am a very experienced sysadmin on FreeBSD and very 
capable to deal with most any procedural problems that may arise locally 
so as to achieve the quickest trouble resolution in the event of 
problems. I am not looking for free tutorials, only the understanding of 
cooperative responsibilities of services as best fits my project until I 
can employ a full-time DBA which will be yourself if you choose when I 
am ready.

- 24x7 availability via direct phone with contract terms featuring a set 
off-hours support rate TBD.

- Telecommuting is not a problem.

- knowledge of large-scale DB separation best-practices to deal with 
multi-millions of users and how to best segregate the DB's into distinct 
clusters based on usage. Granted, I have no requirement for this now as 
I have no clients, but I consider this a pre-requirement so that I can 
prepare for large-scale now, and save rebuilding systems later.

Some details on the current environment...
(2) identical DELL 2950 servers with the following config:
-- FreeBSD 6.2 (RELENG_6_2), amd64 (64 bit).
-- 4GB RAM
-- Dual (quad-core) 2GHz Procs, 4MB Cache/proc.
-- RAID 10, 4x250GB SATA drives (500GB storage), dedicated to PG
-- xlog on main OS drives, RAID1 (2) x 80GB drives
-- currently evaluating pgpool for simple shared SQL based replication

I am looking for, and very much prefer, a long-term relationship with 
someone who can provide the skill's above, but much more importantly, 
will enthusiastically contribute to the development of an overall 
long-term, best-practice, DB architecture with forward thinking that is 
inline with the primary business goals and understanding of how to best 
support/benefit our fellow car enthusiasts (visitors).

A short detail of my site, is that I am developing a community themed 
website that is focussed on everything Car (Automotive) and Racing 
related. the website is I am the original and 100% owner 
of the domain name for ~10yrs now. This is my very own 
personal project and I have written every single line of the php and 
html code on my own using only vi :). Not considering the stupid prices 
I have been offered for just the domains, (& .net), I will 
not sell at any price. The only goal is a site to benefit car 
enthusiasts, nothing more, nothing less.

If you can meet my requirement details above and have a strong desire to 
commit your skills, and knowledge of cars, to help build the most unique 
Car related website on the Internet, than please send me your resume 
along with a short detail on how and why you love everything Car and 
CarRacing related and how your DB skills will aid to making the best Car & CarRacing website online today.

Thank you,


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