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Database Administrator

Location:

Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Engineering

Ref #:

201701278
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Description

PostgreSQL/EnterpriseDB PPAS Database Administrator is responsible for overseeing the database administration functions of the Cloud services department. This position is responsible for database planning, design, and implementation, as well as the maintenance and optimization of PostgreSQL/EnterpriseDB PPAS database supporting our Cloud application.
This role will work closely with the DBAs, development, architecture and infrastructure teams to design and administer databases to provide and enforce contractual SLAs.
• Expert in Installation / configuration/ maintenance and Administration of PostgreSQL with an emphasis on EnterpriseDB versions.
• Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation
• Expert in developing scripts for a range of maintenance activities
• Experience with Enterprise Failover Manager for HA is required
• Must be able to patch/upgrade PostgreSQL in a HA architecture
• Experience with xDB Replication preferred
• Knowledge of connection poolers like pgPool and pgBouncer ideal
• Thorough knowledge of database security best practices
• Experience with Implementation in a Cloud Environment ideal
• Expert in performance analysis and resolution
• Knowledge of Planning and Implementing (scripting) backup strategies.
• Cloud SaaS (multi-tenant) environment experience preferred
• Linux Administration (RHEL) experience preferred
• Knowledge of Integration with 3rd party Monitoring Systems
• Familiarity with Virtual Machine (or Docker) technology a plus
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Expert in problem solving, planning, organization, and documentation
• Ability to excel in a cohesive team environment
• Experience with JDBC connection pools preferred
• Communicates effectively to both technical and non-technical individuals at various levels of customer and internal organizations.
• Uses consultative techniques and skills in their services delivery.
• Works as a member of a 24 x 7 team.

Qualifications

The successful applicant will demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. They will possess strong consultative abilities and communication skills which they will leverage to tie their technical recommendations to business benefits and process change. After initial training they normally require little instruction on their day-to-day work.

BS/BA or equivalent experience in Computer Science.
 
PPAS Database, Enterprise DB Database Administrator Certified Associate or Professional Preferred
 
Above 5-8 years of experience working as an PostgreSQL/EnterpriseDB PPAS DBA with an experience of supporting Cloud customer facing production environments.
• Experience managing 24x7 production support.
• Strong knowledge in UNIX/LINUX platforms.
• Must be able to manage time effectively and to deliver on commitments
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Must be able to operate well in a team environment and when under pressure
• Knowledge of Java platforms and middleware is plus (e.g. Apache, Tomcat etc.)
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EEO Statement

Kronos is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.