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Work with the largest PostgreSQL installation in the world at hi5

From: "Cecilia Wong" <CWong(at)hi5(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Work with the largest PostgreSQL installation in the world at hi5
Date: 2008-06-17 00:23:33
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hi5 is one of the world's largest social networks and operates the
largest PostgreSQL installation in the world across hundreds of database
and storage servers. Our unique systems store billions of friend
relationships and instantly make this information available. 


We have 2 positions available in our San Francisco, CA office:


Database Applications Engineer


As a Database Application Engineer at hi5, you will be supporting the DB
engineering team by designing sane schema, writing efficient SQL, and
generally impressing us with your working knowledge of databases. 

You will also be responsible for the following: 

* Assist the applications engineering team with the most effective
practices for DB usage (Schema design, SQL construction). 
* Participate in applications engineering architecture process. 
* Participate in DB engineering architecture process. 
* Provide feedback to DB engineers and architects regarding quality and
availability of DB interfaces for applications developers. 
* Participate in implementation of database engineering team projects. 
* Support operations group, both proactively and in crisis mode. 


* Knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of DB clients and RDBMS
along with SQL. 
* Experience within or interacting with operations teams.

* Java experience.  
* Near rock star status software engineering skills (i.e., OO, Agile
* Applied knowledge of software design, implementation, and
industry-leading practices. 
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
* A sense of humor, especially during production crises. 


* Web applications experience.



Database Frameworks Engineer



* Keep the databases up and running.
* Insulate the rest of engineering from the fact that keeping databases
up and running is not trivial.


* Expert Java programming Skills
* At least 7 years experience.
* Experience in maintaining at least 1 ORM (if you don't know what an
ORM is, don't bother)
* Experience with either PostgreSQL, or two other RDBMS one of which is
* SQL and schema design.
* All of the above in a company that still exists.



Please contact: 


Cecilia Wong

Technical Recruiter | hi5 Networks




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