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Looking for a PostgreSQL Senior Database Administrator!

From: Sarah_Farmer(at)Playstation(dot)Sony(dot)com
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Looking for a PostgreSQL Senior Database Administrator!
Date: 2010-02-11 18:55:58
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Hello All,

Here's more information following my email yesterday!

I work for Sony Computer Entertainment America and am currently recruiting 
for a Senior Database Administrator, specifically with PostgreSQL database 
experience.  This is a regular, full-time position located in Foster City, 

If you are interested please email me your resume directly to: 
sarah_farmer(at)playstation(dot)sony(dot)com(dot)  Or if you know anyone who would be a 
good fit for this role, feel free to share my contact information.

Senior Database Administrator
Sony Computer Entertainment America
R&D Department
Foster City, CA

The Senior Database Administrator an individual contributor who is a 
hands-on DBA for online gaming, multi-media and other entertainment 
services. The candidate must be an experienced database administrator with 
a good understanding of the needs of the different database architectures 
including enterprise grade data warehouses.  In particular, the candidate 
must know the ins and outs of PostgreSQL databases.


-Requires a solid background in administrating and deploying a large scale 
online system 
-Strong communicator and be capable of moving forward technical issues to 
resolution in a fast paced, startup-like environment 
-Must be self driven and able to establish processes and best practices 
from scratch 
-Assist developers in application data modeling 
-Participate in planning and design of the database architecture for large 
scale, production quality services 
-Work in pre-production environments to come with strategies and 
architectures for high availability, monitoring, database security, and 
-Day to day management activities of production databases for online 
system operations: monitoring, troubleshooting, backup, restore, change 
management, database upgrades & installs -Help set database and data 
warehouse technical direction and drive changes to improve operations, 
performance and scalability

-Able to interact well with fellow operations team and engineering team 
-Capable of clearly communicating and negotiating technical issues 
individually and in a group setting 
-Experience in participating in an agile to light weight development 
process in a start-up like environment 
-Process activities include daily stand-up discussions, iterative, ongoing 
development work with goal oriented deliveries 
-Must be pro-active to establish best practices for database activities if 
none already exist 
-This candidate should have excellent database and data warehouse skills 
with a focus on PostgreSQL 
-Candidate needs to be highly experienced in general database (stored 
procedures, triggers), data warehouse (design, modeling, ETL processes) 
and supporting business intelligence and reporting work 
-Excellent written and verbal English skills are required 
-Candidate must be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively 
in a timely and professional manner with a variety of internal and 
external personnel in multiple 
-Must be pro-active in documenting work
-Experience in enterprise grade database deployments and administration 
-Must have experience in high data volume environment 
-Understanding and having experience with software product delivery for 
game console, consumer electronics or embedded systems is a plus

Required Experience / Education:
-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent 
-At least 6 years experience as a database administrator, including time 
spent working in enterprise grade environments 
-PostgreSQL: Must have knowledge of enterprise applications running with 
PostgreSQL backends 
-Data warehouse skills: data warehouse design, data modeling, ETL 
-Hands on troubleshooting skills 
-Reporting software tools experience such as Crystal Reports or BIRT 
-Experience with Linux/UNIX systems and scripting knowledge (shell and 
Python) required 
-Must be able to automate database maintenance, ETL and reporting 

Preferred Experience / Education:

-At least 4 years experience with high volume data environments is highly 
-Familiarity with Java/Python based O-R mapping solutions desirable 
-Familiarity with Java EE and Python application frameworks is a strong 

It is the policy of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. (SCEA) to 
provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. 
SCEA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, 
religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, 
veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other category 
protected by applicable federal and state law. SCEA also makes reasonable 
accommodations for disabled employees.

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