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Database Administrator



Postgresql Database Administrator:

Job Description:

We are growing our database operations team and looking for a Database Administrator to manage, optimize, and scale multiple Postgresql instances within our infrastructure. You should have experience planning and configuring production databases for mid and large-scale enterprise systems. You must be passionate about automation, testing, and ensuring the quality and timely delivery of your work. This position requires regular on-site interaction with the engineering team in our Chicago and San Francisco offices. The position involves managing Postgresql and some MySQL databases in a datacenter and cloud. Eventually the responsibilities may extends to managing other SQL and NoSQL based solutions.

Key Accountabilities:

Application support – execute database changes as requested by the Engineering or Customer Success organizations, participate in release maintenance events

Planning and configuration – pro-actively manage database instances to accommodate for growth and scale

System Optimization – monitor and optimize system performance, schema change management, query analysis, authoring tools for databases automated deployment and management in cloud.

Availability – ensure maximum uptime and implement proper safeguards for backup, replication, and recovery

Security – define and implement user privileges and data access controls

Evangelism – help engineers efficiently utilize the database using best practices


A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

2+ years managing Postgresql databases

Experience with databases 250GB+ in size

Experience with shell, Ruby or other scripting language, SQL query writing and performance optimization

Experience with Postgresql replication solutions, trigger based and streaming

Moderate to advanced knowledge of Unix environments

Strong attention to detail, good communications skills, and a positive attitude

Ability to be self motivated and deliver projects on time with minimal supervision

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Nice To have:

Amazon AWS: Ec2, S3, CloudFormation

– Experience with MySQL, AWS RDS, DynamoDB, AWS EMR, Redshift.

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