Senior PostgreSQL DBA

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April 13, 2020
Holmdel, New Jersey
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This individual will provide engineering support as well as operational support of the UAT, and Test environments.

The qualified candidate will assert him/herself into complex project assignments where he/she will represent the Database team in all dialogue and decisions around the architecture, deployment, and/or management of database environments.  The individual will also take a role in definition of operational best practices and automation of operational tasks.  To succeed at this function requires the individual to present subject-matter expertise on the PostgreSQL platform with real world experience performing field operations support.  This is a Contract To Hire position.

Technical Skill Qualifications:

  • 7 plus years of handls on Postgre SQL DBA experience with deep PostgreSQL knowledge
  • Strong experience with Postgre replication
  • Experience with SQL coding and tuning
  • Experience with shell scripting and automation
  • Experience with PostgreSQL Monitoring tools
  • Experience with AWS/Cloud Services
  • Strong troubleshooting/performance tuning skills required.  Must be able to improve SQL performance
  • Ability to diagnose problems and triage / resolve issues across various tiers (application, network, database, server, or storage tiers)
  • Ability to implement automation to reduce manual administrative tasks through use of jobs, scripts, cron or other techniques
  • Expert level of Postgre SQL RDBMS installation/configuration, patching, troubleshooting, performance tracking/tuning, back-up/recovery, remote monitoring skills with hands-on experience in large and very dynamic environments
  • Experience with very complex database environments
  • Experience in SQL Scripting
  • Experience in working controlled environment, change control, and validated systems
  • Experience on any of the Oracle, SQL Server or MongoDB is a plus

Functional Skill Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to following SDLC/Change Management principles
  • Self starter and able to perform work with minimal supervisory direction
  • Knowledge of data quality, data management and data testing strategies and practices
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Able to communicate efficiently and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Anticipate and handle critical situations
  • Ability to thrive in change.  Fast, flexible, cooperative work style

*Must be willing to work flexible hours

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