PostgreSQL Database Administrator

Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago, 13 views
  • mysql
  • postgresql
  • sysadmin
  • amazon-redshift
  • database
  • enterprisedb

The Database Administrator is responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance, analysis and tuning of the database servers and related systems required to support the O'Reilly computing environment.
Essential Job Functions


  • Manages the creation and modification of database objects to ensure any changes have been reviewed and approved before installing in production environment

  • Works with development teams to optimize design of databases and access from applications

  • Develops a methodology for the ongoing assessment of database performance and the identification of problem areas

  • Researches available technology solutions. Evaluates and recommends options to improve database server environment

  • Reviews database backup and disaster recovery resources to ensure company data is adequately protected

  • Installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs OS patches and resolves software related issues

  • Develops a security scheme for the database environment and performs user account and group administration for database server when needed. Performs periodic review of accounts per audit requirements

  • Works with IS Management and Internal Audit department to ensure server software and security configuration complies with audit requirements

  • Provides database support assistance to the IS department and log support calls to vendor when required

  • Responds to operational needs which may involve working after hours and/or travel to resolve issues


  • Performs other duties as assigned
    Skills and Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems or equivalent experience

  • At least 3-5 years' experience in Database Administration including large scale server hardware and software systems

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills

  • Above average oral and written communications skills

  • Willingness to work flexible schedule including nights/weekends

  • Must work well in a team environment

  • Must be able to learn independently

  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux platforms

  • Knowledge of Database server software in O'Reilly computing environment including but not limited to PostgreSQL, Oracle, MSSQL, and MySQL

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