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From: Miriam Lea <miriam(dot)lea(at)rentrak(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL Database Administrator job
Date: 2012-04-17 17:44:43
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This is an opportunity with Rentrak in Portland, OR.  To apply, please
click on the following link:

Do you...

   - Have a passion for solving technical problems, from bottleneck
   analysis to collaboratively tuning the application stack?
   - Enjoy providing support and advice for developers writing applications
   that access the databases?
   - Want to build and manage solutions that provide infrastructure for
   deploying, managing, and maintaining terabytes of databases?
   - Prefer to understand how something works, versus simply being content
   with knowing it does work?

Team members of Rentrak's Infrastructure Systems Group design and support
mission-critical high-up-time systems running a complex application stack
for each business vertical. Our work group functions as a highly
collaborative cross-trained unit. While your primary focus will be on
PostgreSQL management, you will also get to cultivate and apply skills
ranging from system configuration management to software development.

As administrators of the central technical infrastructure for the company,
we place a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service to a
broadly defined range of customers, including our internal users,
developers, operators, business managers, and external clients. If you are
looking to be an invisible cog in the machine, look elsewhere; if you are
ready to make a difference to your coworkers and earn your daily thanks,
come join us!

The ideal candidate...

Combines a number of technical skills and experience across several IT
disciplines, such as:

   - Database design, diagnosis, tuning, and troubleshooting (primary job
   - Software development (for interfacing with developers, nothing beats
   having walked in the other guy's shoes)
   - Configuration management (for automating some types of
   deploy/maintenance work)
   - Bottleneck analysis, in both physical and virtual environments
   - Recovery planning, from the database to the application

and must also present strong soft skills for a team-oriented environment:

   - Excellent internal customer service
   - Holistic problem solving
   - Sense of responsibility and follow-through
   - Can-do attitude
   - An eye for extrapolating possible side-effects from a known event, and
   vice versa
   - More collaborative than heroic in problem-solving
   - Enough experience and maturity to enjoy getting to shed turf-guarding,
   rejoice that you are not expected to know everything, and get straight
   problem-solving within a cross-functional team
   - Help teammates with requirements analysis by asking probative
   questions when given a vague request


   - Care and feeding of database systems, primarily Postgres, some Oracle
   and SQL Server.
   - Must have or be willing to learn a deep understanding of Postgres
   behavior and internals.
   - Work with development teams to design, implement, troubleshoot,
   monitor, and improve corporate projects.
   - Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation.

Required Skills:

   - 1-3 years relevant experience.
   - Experienced Linux user.
   - Database administration (Postgres strongly preferred), including:
   installation, initialization, authentication, catalog navigation, query
   tuning, system tuning, resource contention analysis, backup and recovery,
   standby, replication, etc.
   - Database design, to support developers in making scalable decisions in
   schema design and data processing models.
   - Some experience with C, Perl and/or Bash is HIGHLY desirable.

Rentrak is a global media measurement and research company, providing
content measurement, analytical services and unique insight to the most
recognizable names in the entertainment industry.

Rentrak headquarters are located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, near scenic
mountains, beaches, and rivers. Our office has convenient access to public
transportation and the freeway.

We offer a friendly team oriented workplace and our benefits are among the
best in the business including matching 401K program, medical, dental,
vision, disability and life insurance, wellness programs, tuition
reimbursement, an extremely generous vacation package and more.

Rentrak Corporation proudly supports Affirmative Action. Rentrak
Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is contingent upon
successful completion of background investigation and pre-employment drug

*No recruiters or agencies please.

This is an opportunity with Rentrak in Portland, OR.  To apply, please
click on the following link:


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