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PostgresSQL Database Administrator

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Location Burlington, North Carolina Job ID 19-83084

Principal Functions:

  • Architect the PostgreSQL environment to support application requirements including the use of read replicas, number of connections, managing concurrency etc.
  • Lead efforts to develop and improve procedures for automated monitoring and proactive intervention, reducing any unplanned downtime.
  • Participate in application development projects and be responsible for the database architecture and design.
  • Participate in the creation of development, staging, and production database instances, and the migration from one environment to another.
  • Participate in developer SQL code review to ensure queries are optimized and tuned to perform efficiently prior to production release.
  • Establish and implement processes/automation which ensures regular backups and recovery of databases.
  • Automate and perform regular database maintenance (e.g., Vacuum, Reindexing, Archiving, Connection pooling).
  • Perform Query tuning and preventative maintenance.
  • Participate in a 24×7 support rotation.
  • Support complex cloud applications.
  • Establish replication, as needed, to/from PostgreSQL instances

Requirements

License/Certification/Education: Normally requires a B.S. Degree in Computer Science w/5-7 years of experience.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in IT working on mid to large scale projects.
  • 5+ years in a DBA role including at least 5 years of PostgreSQL experience
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design and development
  • Familiarity with replication to/from PostgreSQL and other RDBMS's
  • Familiarity with several data modelling tools. ER/Studio a plus
  • Strong client interaction and communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Demonstrated experience with standard PostgreSQL tools like pgAdmin
  • Query Optimization
  • Performance Tuning
  • Installs, Upgrades and Patching
  • High Availability Architecture
  • Replication
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with Amazon RDS including Amazon Aurora
  • Application DBA experience
  • Domain experience: Healthcare
  • Knowledge of Key-Value Store and Document Store databases like DynamoDB, DocumentDB and MongoDB
  • Familiarity with Data Warehousing, ETL tools/processes and streaming data for Operational Data Store

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Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:00-5:00
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