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PostgreSQL DBA Opening

From: Dbarrett <dbjester(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL DBA Opening
Date: 2010-05-28 10:32:26
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Company:   Aggregate Knowledge
Location:  San Mateo, CA
Position:  PostgreSQL Database Administrator

Job Description:

Aggregate Knowledge, a fast growing company backed by top-tier venture
capital, is pioneering the new category discovery as an on-line
service. As a result of our rapid growth, we are looking for senior
engineers to join and help grow our world-operations team.

Your responsibilities will focus on service delivery: designing,
implementing, and maintaining a best-in-class infrastructure with
strict availability and performance requirements. You'll be expected
to work across functional boundaries, contribute to process
development, and participate in an on-call rotation.

The most important job requirement is the ability, experience, and
desire to provide a computationally intensive service, non-stop. Your
troubleshooting skills should be top-notch, and your communication
skills should be strong. We'd like to see experience in at least a few
key areas: performance analysis, advanced storage systems, network
engineering, and infrastructure/support systems.


•        Rotating 24x7 On-call support
•        Develop high performance relational databases to store
content, user personalization information, and billing/tracking data,
etc. Develop and implement maintenance and administration procedures
for the database systems.
•        Ensures that backups are performed regularly on all
•        Work closely with software engineers to develop and maintain
stored procedures, compiled SQL, etc. Ensure that data access methods,
database kernel patches, APIs, etc. are kept current.
•        Develop a system for gathering database performance metrics.
Using these metrics, develop a plan to ensure that database systems
are correctly configured for optimal performance. Manage and/or
participate in implementation of database system tuning, to ensure
optimal performance.
•        Ensure that database systems are adequately monitored.
Develop and implement a plan to ensure maximum reliability and
availability of database systems. Proactively monitor database system
status to determine early warning signs of problems.
•        Author and maintain scripts to perform various aspects of
administration. The DBA will document these scripts and maintain them
in the source repository.


•        5 years experience as a DBA
•        3 years experience of Postgres administration and tuning in a
Linux environment
•        Must have strong knowledge of data relationships, data
•        SQL, Perl, python, ruby, bash, C or other scripting
•        Understanding of LVM, SAN and RAID
•        Cacti, Nagios, or other monitoring and metrics tools
•        Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a fast paced growing
and evolving service delivery system
•        Ability to manage projects through their entire life cycle
•        Excellent communication skills

Candidate must be able to troubleshoot and resolve network,
application, and systems issues expediently. Candidates must be
flexible to work rotating shifts in a 24 x 7 environment. Candidate
must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Occasional visits to our local data center will be needed, so
transportation is a necessity.
Local candidates only, please, as no relocation can be offered.
Unsolicited resumes from agencies are not welcome; Aggregate Knowledge
is not responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

For immediate consideration please send your resumes and salary goals
to dbarrett(at)maximumhr(dot)com


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