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PostgreSQL DBA - New Hope, PA 60-120k

From: "Gavin M(dot) Roy" <gmr(at)myyearbook(dot)com>
To: pgsql-jobs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL DBA - New Hope, PA 60-120k
Date: 2007-09-26 22:28:14
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Are you a PostgreSQL DBA who is looking for a challenge working with a
high-transaction volume database?  Would you enjoy trying to squeeze the
most performance out of 16 core servers while spending some time working on
projects that directly benefit the PostgreSQL community?  If so, read on.

Founded in 2005, is one of the Internet's fastest growing
social networking destinations for teenagers.  We're a young, stable and
growing company with an already established development team and are
currently looking for a PostgreSQL DBA.  The position is full-time, on-site
in New Hope, PA.

What's in it for you:

Competitive salary

Comprehensive benefits

Contributing to PostgreSQL as part of the job description

Flexible, fun working environment

Great location

Much more

Core Responsibilities:

Maintain existing cluster of PostgreSQL servers

Plan future cluster expansion

Optimize existing schema

Fully document database environment including configuration and schema

Work with developers to rework existing schema and plan new schema additions

Deploy new technologies such as plproxy and pgmemcache

Contribute to PostgreSQL by developing applications and patches which
directly benefit myYearbook and the community.

Work with CTO to ensure future database scalability


Strong PostgreSQL background

PostgreSQL internals and hacking experience a plus

Expertise in  data normalization, relational database design and ORM
(object-relational mapping)

Working knowledge of plpgsql

Experience with Slony or other PgSQL based replication

Previous activity in the PostgreSQL community a big plus

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Salary Range: $60,000-$120,000

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