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Postres DBA Opening

From: Dave Barrett <dbjester(at)comcast(dot)net>
To: sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Postres DBA Opening
Date: 2010-06-01 23:17:32
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To whom it may concern-

I am a recruiter working for a start-up company in San Mateo who is  
looking to hire a Postgres DBA.  It is my hope that this is the  
appropriate contact list for a such a posting.  A response one way or  
the other would be greatly appreciated as I would like to maintain  
professional standards for future openings.

best regards,

Dave Barrett
Maximum Impact
Staffing Consultant

PostgreSQL Database Administrator Job Description:

Aggregate Knowledge, a fast growing company backed by top-tier venture  
capital, is pioneering the new category discovery as an on-line  
service. As a result of our rapid growth, we are looking for senior  
engineers to join and help grow our world-operations team.
Your responsibilities will focus on service delivery: designing,  
implementing, and maintaining a best-in-class infrastructure with  
strict availability and performance requirements. You'll be expected  
to work across functional boundaries, contribute to process  
development, and participate in an on-call rotation.
The most important job requirement is the ability, experience, and  
desire to provide a computationally intensive service, non-stop. Your  
troubleshooting skills should be top-notch, and your communication  
skills should be strong. We'd like to see experience in at least a few  
key areas: performance analysis, advanced storage systems, network  
engineering, and infrastructure/support systems.


•        Rotating 24x7 On-call support
•        Develop high performance relational databases to store  
content, user personalization information, and billing/tracking data,  
etc. Develop and implement maintenance and administration procedures  
for the database systems.
•        Ensures that backups are performed regularly on all databases.
•        Work closely with software engineers to develop and maintain  
stored procedures, compiled SQL, etc. Ensure that data access methods,  
database kernel patches, APIs, etc. are kept current.
•        Develop a system for gathering database performance metrics.  
Using these metrics, develop a plan to ensure that database systems  
are correctly configured for optimal performance. Manage and/or  
participate in implementation of database system tuning, to ensure  
optimal performance.
•        Ensure that database systems are adequately monitored.  
Develop and implement a plan to ensure maximum reliability and  
availability of database systems. Proactively monitor database system  
status to determine early warning signs of problems.
•        Author and maintain scripts to perform various aspects of  
administration. The DBA will document these scripts and maintain them  
in the source repository.


•        5 years experience as a DBA
•        3 years experience of Postgres administration and tuning in a  
Linux environment
•        Must have strong knowledge of data relationships, data  
•        SQL, Perl, python, ruby, bash, C or other scripting experience
•        Understanding of LVM, SAN and RAID
•        Cacti, Nagios, or other monitoring and metrics tools
•        Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a fast paced growing  
and evolving service delivery system
•        Ability to manage projects through their entire life cycle
•        Excellent communication skills

Candidate must be able to troubleshoot and resolve network,  
application, and systems issues expediently. Candidates must be  
flexible to work rotating shifts in a 24 x 7 environment. Candidate  
must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
Occasional visits to our local data center will be needed, so  
transportation is a necessity.

*Please send resumes to dbarrett(at)maximumhr(dot)com

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