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Data Services Team Leader - Toronto

From: Tim Goodaire <tgoodair(at)afilias(dot)info>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Data Services Team Leader - Toronto
Date: 2011-09-19 18:23:52
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Data Services Team Leader - Toronto

Afilias is a global provider of Internet infrastructure services that
connect people to their data. Afilias' technology supports a wide range of
applications including Internet domain registry services, and premium DNS.
Afilias began operations in July 2001 with the launch of the top-level
domain registry for .INFO. Today, Afilias supports a more diverse base of
TLDs than any other registry services provider.
Afilias offers a dynamic workplace and opportunities to work with registry
operators, registrars, partners and regulatory institutions. Afilias’
products and services fundamentally facilitate how we find each other using
computers; how domains are sold and managed; how top-level domains are
introduced; and how international users can have domains in their own
language scripts.

We are seeking a Data Services Team Leader to join our DBA team. This
individual will be preforming 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
• 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 experience
• 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
• 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
• 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

Tim Goodaire
Data Services Team Lead

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