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still looking for DBA - Philadelphia Area

From: "Anna Antosiewicz" <aantosiewicz(at)afilias(dot)info>
To: <pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: still looking for DBA - Philadelphia Area
Date: 2007-07-20 14:59:24
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Database Administrator

Afilias USA, Inc. ( is seeking to fill a newly created
position of Database Administrator, in Horsham, PA.

Candidates should send the resumes to anna(at)afilias(dot)info(dot)

Afilias is the highest profile deployment of PostgreSQL in the world, but if
you're the candidate we're looking for, you already knew that...

Main Purpose of the position:
·	To provide Database Administration services and support for Production,
Development, and Testing databases, and for related systems
·	To provide 2nd level support for Business Applications using these
databases, and to customers and other support groups
·	To provide Database Research & Development services for all of the above

Key Responsibilities:
·	Maintain Production, Development, and Test databases
·	On a rotational basis, provide 24x7 support for Production databases
·	Ensure availability of the databases in accordance with service level
·	Ensure recoverability of the databases in accordance with set guidelines
·	Repair problems in the databases quickly and correctly
·	Work closely with other support groups during DBMS's software installation
and upgrades
·	Work closely with other support groups during Business Application
installation and upgrades
·	Monitor database performance and tune database management system as
·	Provide Database Analysis and Design service to developers and other
support groups
·	Offer assistance to developers in designing and tuning database queries
and procedures
·	Provide other Database Administration and Data Services as requested

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 with UNIX and shell scripting ; AIX is strongly preferred
·	Experience supporting a mission-critical database environment
·	Familiarity with replicated databases and related replication systems;
Slony-I experience is strongly preferred
·	Familiarity with approaches to database backup and recovery
·	Familiarity with Java, Perl, VB or other programming languages is an asset
·	Familiarity with additional DBMSs (other than PostgreSQL) is an asset
·	Familiarity with data storage devices and networking protocols is an asset

Required Non-Technical Skills:
·	Exceptionally thorough and efficient
·	Excellent analytical ability
·	Excellent comprehension of written technical material
·	Able to adapt to a constantly changing environment with potentially
conflicting priorities
·	Self-directed and able to take initiative
·	Good at working with others
·	Excellent verbal communication skills
·	Good written communication skills

Mental and Physical Demands:
·	Work daily on a personal computer in a standard open-plan office
·	Frequently required to concentrate under high stress and short deadlines
·	Frequently carry a mobile phone during non-normal working hours
·	Sometimes required to work extended periods outside regular office hours
·	Sometimes required to work from remote locations (remote offices, home)
·	Sometime required to travel between Horsham Pennsylvania and Toronto

No relocation provided. This is a full-time exempt position.

EOE. We are an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to individuals with disabilities able to perform the essential

Please send resumes to anna(at)afilias(dot)info or fax 267 781 0244

Anna Antosiewicz
HR/Office Manager
Afilias USA, Inc.
+1.215.706.5700 x.107

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