PostgreSQL DBA

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $115,000 - $125,000 per year
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PostgreSQL DBA

job summary:
One of our Austin clients is looking to add a PostgreSQL DBA to their growing team.

location: Austin, Texas
job type: Permanent
salary: $115,000 - 125,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 5
education: Bachelors

· Perform monitoring, administration, repair and maintenance of the PostgreSQL databases within the customer hosted environments

· Actively contribute to the configuration, layout and performance tuning of the production infrastructure

· Respond to service requests and troubleshoot issues as needed

· Assist with customer implementations and upgrades

· Support requests for unscheduled Database backups and restores

· Attend and actively participate in weekly meetings

· Participate in rotating 24x7 "on call" support coverage for data center related issues

· Perform maintenance related activities during scheduled weekend maintenance windows.

· Prepare and conduct system and programming tests requiring interfacing of hardware and software

· Create and update existing documentation of processes and procedures in support of administration tasks

· Responsible for ensuring that all security, availability, confidentiality and privacy policies and controls are adhered to

· Participate in capacity management, expansion and growth planning


· 2+ years experience as a DBA in a PostgreSQL 24/7 production environment including backup recovery, replication, high availability, designing and managing schema, monitoring diagnosing and optimizing database performance

· Ability to detect and troubleshoot database-related CPU, memory, I/O, disk space, and other resource contention issues

· Working knowledge of Linux - ability to write scripts

· Must be able to exercise judgment within defined procedures to determine appropriate action

· Must have strong organizational and multi-tasking skills to prioritize workload in a fast paced environment

· Familiarity with Agile Development Practices

· Knowledge of high availability, disaster recovery and replication solutions and best practices

· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

· Certifications or an interest in pursuing certification is a plus.

skills: PostgreSQL, database-related CPU, memory, I/O, disk space, Agile, disaster recovery

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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