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Data Services Team Leader Job Position

From: Steve Singer <ssinger_pg(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: torontopug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Data Services Team Leader Job Position
Date: 2011-09-20 14:58:30
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Data Services Team Leader - job description (Toronto, ON)

Afilias is one of the highest profile deployments of PostgreSQL & Slony 
in the world, but if you're the candidate we're looking for, you already 
knew that... Afilias is a global registry service company that is 
specializing in running Internet domain names registries, including 
.INFO, .ORG, and others. The main role of this position is to perform 
Team Leading duties, from day-to-day management of the team’s work to 
filling-in for the department manager when required, and to perform 
Database Administration (DBA) duties as described below. Our Data 
Services team consists of 8 highly technical and very capable DBAs, and 
we are involved in all the aspects of supporting our business 
applications from the development stage to the production 
implementation. As such, we are participating in application 
development, performing database analysis and design, and supporting the 
applications in production on a 24x7 basis.

Key Team Leadership Responsibilities:

* To perform day-to-day management of the team’s work

* To provide technical advice and guidelines to the team members

* To manage small internal projects such as improvements

* To provide DBA policies, guidelines, and procedures, and maintain them 

* To assist with management responsibilities such as resources and long 
term planning

* To fill-in for the department manager when required

Key Technical DBA Responsibilities:

* To provide Technical DBA services and support for Production, 
Development, and Testing databases, and for related systems

* To provide Development DBA support for Business Applications using 
these databases, and to customers and other support groups

* To provide Data Administration and Database Research & Development 
services for all of the above

* Ensure availability and recoverability of the databases in accordance 
with our service level agreements

* Work closely with other support groups during DBMS's software 
installation and Business Application upgrades
* Monitor the databases' performance and tune them as necessary and 
repair problems quickly and correctly
* Provide Data Administration and Database Analysis, Design, and tuning 
service to developers and other support groups

Required Non-Technical Skills:

* Team Leading experience for at least 3 years, combined with a 
university degree in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent 

* Exceptionally thorough and efficient with good organisational skills

* Excellent analytical abilities and problems solving skills

* Self-directed and excellent ability to take initiative

* Excellent comprehension of written technical material and ability to 
quickly learn new technology

* Excellent interpersonal skills and cooperation with others

* Excellent ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment with 
potentially conflicting priorities

* Excellent verbal communication skills and good written communication 

Required Technical Knowledge and Skills:

* Experience supporting production RDBMSs; PostgreSQL experience is 
strongly preferred

* Solid knowledge of SQL, and ability to transfer this knowledge to others

* Experience as a UNIX sysadmin and shell scripting; LINUX and AIX is 
strongly preferred

* Experience supporting a mission-critical database environment on a 
24x7 basis

* Familiarity with replicated databases and replication systems; Slony 
experience is strongly preferred

* Familiarity with approaches to database backup & recovery, and 
Disaster Recovery in general

* Familiarity with Data Administration concepts and tools is an asset

* Familiarity with additional DBMSs (other than PostgreSQL) is an asset

* Familiarity with data storage devices is an asset
Programming experience is an asset

Mental and Physical Demands:

* Work daily on a personal computer in a standard open-plan office 

* Sometimes require to concentrate under high stress and short deadlines

* On a rotational basis carry a mobile phone during non-regular working 
hours and provide 24x7 support for Production databases

* Sometimes require to work extended periods outside regular office hours

* Sometimes require to work from remote locations (remote offices, home)

* Sometimes require to travel between Toronto and other destinations in 
Canada and the USA

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to abull(at)afilias(dot)info

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