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Postgres/Cassandra Production DBA

Location:

Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Engineering

Ref #:

20200013792
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Description

Cloud Database (PostgreSQL/EnterpriseDB PPAS) Administrator is responsible for overseeing the database administration functions of Cloud Operations. This position is responsible for database implementation as well as maintenance of PostgreSQL/EnterpriseDB PPAS. This role will work closely with other DBAs, development, architecture and infrastructure teams to design and administer databases to provide and enforce contractual SLAs.

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.

• Install and Administer PostgreSQL (emphasis on EnterpriseDB versions)
• Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation
• Developing scripts for a range of maintenance activities
• Patch/upgrade PostgreSQL in a HA architecture
• Managing connection poolers (pgPool and pgBouncer)
• Managing failover managers in PostgreSQL (EDB Enterprise Failover Manager/Repmgr)
• Implementation and management of PPAS in a Cloud Environment
• Analyze and resolve performance issues and assist with RCAs
• Expert in problem-solving, planning, organization, and documentation

Qualifications

• BS/BA or equivalent experience in Computer Science
• 5-8 years of preferred experience working as a PostgreSQL/EnterpriseDB PPAS DBA with an experience of supporting Cloud customer-facing production environments
• Strong knowledge in UNIX/LINUX platforms would be preferred.
• Must be able to manage time effectively and to deliver on commitments
• Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills for both technical and non-technical audiences and customers
• Knowledge of Java platforms and middleware is a plus (e.g. Apache, Tomcat etc.)
• Knowledge of Apache Cassandra/DataStax Enterprise is a plus
• PPAS Database, EnterpriseDB Database Administrator Certified Associate or Professional Preferred

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