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Sr. Database Administrator
Reports to: Director of IT

Responsibilities:

  • Candidate will be responsible for the monitoring and uptime of all production databases
  • Lead efforts to develop and improve procedures for automated monitoring and proactive intervention, reducing any need downtime
  • Lead projects independently and work with other members of the team to ensure its success
  • Learn and stay current with the features and functionality of Postgresql
  • Recognize and recommend new equipment to solve needs and to perform the necessary stress testing of the recommended equipment
  • Analyze, recommend, and implement configuration and hardware changes
  • Plan, manage, and execute large scale projects
  • Backup, recover, replication, resource monitoring
  • Participate in a 24×7 support rotation
  • Support complex web-based applications
  • Perform other duties as assigned

This position will involve working on this P&L website: www.poundstopocket.co.uk

Qualifications:

  • Experience with high availability and load environments with large data volumes at multiple locations
  • Supporting large number of users in multiple locations a plus
  • Good working knowledge of SQL a must
  • PostgreSQL or other ‘real’ database experience a major plus
  • Scripting in languages such as bash, Perl, Ruby
  • Capable of writing and debugging Unix shell scripts
  • Comfortable at Unix command line
  • Experience with Linux or flavors of Unix from perspective of system administration in production environment are required
  • MS SQL, SAS, ETL, ETL Tools a plus
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are important
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of professional DBA work experience

 

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