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PostgreSQL DBA San Francisco - full-time employee

From: Christian Bloom <cbloom(at)blurb(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL DBA San Francisco - full-time employee
Date: 2008-02-20 01:03:39
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PostgreSQL DBA (Blurb)

Blurb ( is an early-stage startup, located in downtown  
San Francisco. We have developed a very easy to use web-based platform  
to simplify the book publishing process and make it accessible to  
consumers and professionals. We are well funded with growing revenue  
and have a great team drawn from companies such as Apple, Intuit,  
Kodak, Sony, CNET, Lonely Planet and Microsoft.

Are you a problem-solver, a great communicator and a “people person”  
who enjoys helping others? Do you love all things digital,  
photographic and technical? Are you looking for an opportunity to get  
involved with a cutting-edge start-up in San Francisco’s financial  
district? Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding job with great  
opportunity for career growth? If the answers to the above are yes,  
then the DBA position at Blurb may be the role for you.

The role reports to the CTO and is responsible for the following

     * Design, optimize, and support all Blurb databases
     * Configure, tune, test, and maintain production databases for  
all Blurb mission critical system
     * Drive the design and implementation of a data warehouse project  
to provide mission critical business analytics for all Blurb departments
     * Provide support and advice for developers writing applications  
on the Ruby On Rails platform for best practices for schema design,  
     * Work with the systems management and executive team on our  
overall data storage and aging policies


     * Experience with the design and support of large, high-volume  
production databases
     * Expert understanding of PostgreSQL, including experience with  
or good understanding of clustering and database replication scenarios
     * In depth knowledge of database design, including logical and  
physical design, as well as SQL
     * Experience with design and support of a Data Warehouse,  
including design and support of ETL processes
     * Strong Linux administration skills, as well as knowledge of  
systems security and data security
     * Analytical skills – comfort with tools/processes involved in  
data-driven decision-making
     * Comfort working in fast-paced, ambiguous environment – self- 
starting, ambitious and flexible


     * Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent
     * Experience in writing database driven web applications using  
Ruby on Rails
     * Previous experience at an early stage start-up

Interested? Send your resume to careers(at)blurb(dot)com with subject heading  

Christian Bloom
Recruiting Coordinator
Blurb, Inc.

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