monty5012 | 21 Apr 19:01 2016

Sr PostgreSQL DBA at Instructure

Hi, Instructure is looking to hire a full-time DBA. We've been making waves in the higher education space for the last few years by selling the first LMS which doesn't make teachers and students angry to use (they actually think it's pretty cool), and now we're doing the same in the K-12 and corporate markets. In other words, people love us and we're growing. Fast. Our future is bright, but we need more than shades to get there. That's where you come in. We need somebody who can: - Explain why databases are one of the most difficult layers of the stack to work with, and how to overcome their special challenges. - Comfortably work in a SQL prompt on production systems. - Thrive while working autonomously. - Be a point of contact for questions, both from technical engineers and less technical members of the company. - Be on top of problems before they become problems. - Be part of an on-call team. - Have the knowledge to respond to database problems at 3am. - Be able to automate stuff so that there aren't database problems at 3am. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of: - Linux - Ruby programming and shell scripting - Amazon Web Services - PostgreSQL (preferably), or some other ACID-compliant SQL database - Cassandra, or some other NoSQL database - pgBouncer, or some other form of database pooling - Ansible, or some other form of config management - Resource monitoring and alerting - Automation - Performance tuning - No fear of learning The New Hotness, and no inclination to throw the baby out with the bathwater Some of what we offer, besides a real chance to be part of helping people learn more efficiently, and competitive pay to work on technologies you love with the tools of your choice, is: - A relaxed work environment. We care about our employees, not how they dress. - An open, collaborative work environment that treats you like an adult. If you see something you don’t like, rock the boat. Challenging ourselves make us stronger. - An awesome team of talent and diverse experience to learn from. - Paid time off. A burned out employee helps nobody. - 100% employer-paid benefits for you and your qualified dependents. - A fully stocked breakroom, with popcorn and cookies both made - frequently. - Relocation assistance. Speaking of relocation assistance, Instructure is located in Salt Lake City, and we have branches in Seattle and Chicago. Work from any of those fabulous locations, or, if you're a proven super star, remote work is a possibility we are open to as well. At this time, we are only looking for US citizens living stateside. If you're interested in the position, please apply using this form: Best regards,Jared Salisbury
Tom Zabielski | 21 Apr 16:14 2016

PostgreSQL DBA role


I am interested in posting a PostgreSQL DBA role on your job board.  I have posted here in the past with pretty good results.  Below is the job description.  Please let me know what else you need from me to post the position.


Sr. Database Administrator (PostgreSQL DBA) in Philadelphia, PA

MeetMe is looking for an experienced PostgreSQL DBA who is up to the challenge of planet-wide database scaling.

Our environment consists mostly of very high velocity large scale OLTP using PostgreSQL, Redis, and memcached, with some Cassandra, ElasticSearch and Redshift thrown in just to keep things interesting.  The successful candidate will be responsible for one of the largest OLTP-oriented PostgreSQL systems in the world.

We’re deeply rooted in open-source: We've hired several well-known members of the open-source community, open-sourced several of our own internal systems, and contribute regularly to the projects we use.

Linux experience is required.  PostgreSQL experience is highly desirable.  If you don’t have any bring your extraordinary native intelligence, razor sharp skills, old school work ethic, and ravenous hunger to learn - we’ll teach you more than you ever thought you could know about the world’s most advanced open source database. 



  • Be a go-to expert for all things data on a team of go-to expert DBAs
  • Own database performance, security and reliability
  • Evolve the data architecture for rampant scalability
  • Develop tools and techniques so our database uptime has the reliability of gravity
  • Participate in creating the long term data growth strategy
  • Work side by side with senior developers to build and maintain a scalable, reliable and robust database environment
  • Monitor and optimize queries, query patterns, indexes, and functions
  • Optimize DB vs. network/OS/file system interactions
  • Develop and maintain new database APIs
  • Develop and maintain the database DevOps environment
  • Develop and maintain database monitoring, alerting and reporting systems
  • Automate data retention, data mining, and maintenance tasks
  • Provide 24x7 escalated on-call support on a pager rotation

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • A degree from an accredited university OR equivalent working experience
  • Database administration experience with at least one SQL and one NoSQL system
  • Experience working with UNIX/Linux
  • Experience working with OLTP systems
  • Ability to write advanced SQL queries
  • Experience developing stored procedures
  • Experience with operations-related database tasks, such as monitoring, performance tuning, backup, and recovery
  • Experience with high-availability/zero-downtime database management
  • Ability to program in one or more of the following languages: C, C++, Go, PHP, Python, Ruby, Perl, Java
  • Knowledge of BASH scripting

What We'd Like To See: 

  • A strong understanding of clustering methodologies and optimizations
  • Experience as a developer, an operations engineer and a DBA
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL or DB2
  • Experience with Redshift or Hadoop
  • Experience with Redis, memcached, Cassandra or ElasticSearch
  • Experience with other NoSQL databases
  • Experience with DevOps
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms
  • Experience with ETL and reporting systems

A Few MeetMe-developed Open Source Projects:

  • dump_fdw - Foreign Data Wrapper for Postgres Dump Files
  • pg_metrics - A PostgreSQL metrics collector for use with stated

Job Perks

  • Competitive salar
  • Plenty of PTO
  • Free gym membership to local gym
  • Free food
  • Relaxed work environment
  • Great health benefits
  • 401K and 401K match

Who We Are:

MeetMe, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery.  MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices.  With approximately 80 percent of traffic coming from mobile and more than one million total daily active users, MeetMe is fast becoming the social gathering place for the mobile generation.  MeetMe is a leader in mobile monetization with a diverse revenue model comprising advertising, native advertising, virtual currency, and subscription.

Tom Zabielski
Recruiting Manager

100 Union Square Drive
New Hope, PA 18938
P: (215) 862-7836
M: (267) 688-6247

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Patel, Kamal | 14 Apr 03:13 2016

Software Development Engineers - AWS RDS PostgreSQL

Hi There, 


My name is Kamal Patel and I manage the RDS PostgreSQL Software Development Team at Amazon Web Services (AWS).  We have several exciting Software development positions available at our Seattle, Washington and Palo Alto, California offices.


The RDS PostgreSQL team delivers the PostgreSQL open source database as a service, and enhances and simplifies configuration, management, and monitoring of PostgreSQL for thousands of Amazon customers. With only a few clicks our customers are able to provision a PostgreSQL database fully configured to take advantage of the security, durability, and scalability of the AWS infrastructure. We are looking for seasoned developers accustomed to building highly performant, reliable, and scalable systems to join our team and help us take PostgreSQL on RDS to new levels of functionality, performance, and scale. 


Basic qualifications:

  Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience

  At least 4 to 6 years of commercial software development experience

  Experience with more than one of Java, C/C++, C#

  Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and/or distributed systems

  Experience in PostgreSQL databases internals is desired


If you are interested in learning more, e-mail me at pkamal <at> or see me at the New York or Ottawa conference. 


Kamal Patel

Software Development Manager

Amazon Web Services, RDS PostgreSQL 

Haupt, Brandon | 5 Apr 22:01 2016

Sr. Postgres DBA - Premier Healthcare Charlotte, NC - full time role

Premier Healthcare is looking for a Senior Postgres Database Administrator to join our Informatics and Technology Services team. The Senior Postgres Database Administrator will perform administration and engineering for multiple production databases, and will be responsible for complex distributed database environments supporting both OLTP and OLAP systems across multiple platforms. We are looking for a Sr. Postgres DBA who has Oracle, Netezza and SQL experience, Greenplum would be a huge plus.

Premier is an industry leading Healthcare Analytics company based in Charlotte, NC. We are pushing the limits with data to solve one of our country’s biggest problems, Healthcare. If you are interested in learning more about this role and Premier feel free to reach out directly to Brandon Haupt – Brandon_haupt <at>

Sr. Postgres DBA - Job posting

Brandon Haupt

Recruiter - Informatics Technology Services

brandon_haupt <at>


Premier Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

13034 Ballantyne Corporate Place

Charlotte, NC 28277





Kelly Nestor | 29 Mar 00:46 2016

DBA Position at CoverMyMeds

CoverMyMeds is looking for a DBA to join our team!  We have offices in Columbus and Cleveland, and are open to remote candidates.  

Summary here:
As a Database Administrator at CoverMyMeds, you help create solutions that make our healthcare system work more efficiently and effectively in order to help millions of patients receive their prescription medications every year.  You're the expert at creating highly-available databases and planning for scale as we continue to grow.  You work with everyone from the technical side to the operations side with endless opportunities to take on responsibility and continue learning.

Our Tech Stack:
Ruby on Rails, Python, PHP, Backbone.js, SQL-Server, PostgreSQL, Git, Elasticsearch, Capistrano, Redis, Sidekiq, Vagrant, Puppet, Apache, RSpec, Capybara, Cucumber, Watir, Pentaho

More info here: 

Kelly Nestor
Technical Recruiter
2 Miranova Pl., Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Angela Roberson | 17 Mar 21:02 2016

Senior Systems/PostgreSQL Admin

Systems/PostgreSQL administrator:

Work from home for the only company still operating from the beginning 
of it all! No Venture Captial, No Debt, No missed paychecks, No B.S. 
Just honest, consulting and support for the PostgreSQL Centered Stack!

Command Prompt, Inc. is looking for an Intermediate systems/PostgreSQL 

Command Prompt has provided PostgreSQL support, development, and hosting 
since 1997. We are looking for another person to join our stellar group 
of PostgreSQL systems experts.

We seek someone who has a deep knowledge of at least one UNIX-like 
system (preferably Linux), and who knows how to manage heterogeneous 
systems. You can demonstrate strong skills in systems administration. 
You have a clear understanding of how to administer several systems that 
are mostly the same, but that have small local differences. If you do 
not feel comfortable saying, "I'm not familiar with that in your 
environment," then reading documentation, and coming back with a test 
plan for deployment that will reveal problems with your strategy, this 
is not a job for you.

The ability to imagine, propose, test, and deliver integrated and 
maintained solutions to users' problems is the key to success in this 
position. You work well in a team: you don't have to work 24 hours a 
day, because other people can always log into any system you maintain 
and know where everything is, how it got there, and how to add new 
things if they're needed.

You must know PostgreSQL administration, and understand how to set up, 
operate, and tune Postgres in elementary ways, such as installing from a 
package manager. You do not have to be a PostgreSQL hacker or guru, but 
if you are, that is a bonus.

You have systems administration capability with shell scripts, as well 
as either Perl, Python or Ruby. As well as understanding (or quick to 
pick up) technologies such as PgPool, LVM2, LXC, AWS and LVM2. C 
development is a plus.

You have an interest in working on varied projects that use varied (and 
sometimes legacy) technologies.

Command Prompt is a professional services company. You will be 
interfacing with customers, therefore customer service and 
professionalism is key.

Command Prompt employees work from their home offices. The position 
requires minimal travel. For this position, the successful candidate 
will be able to communicate effectively in English. English as a spoken 
second language is fine as long as the written skills are clear and 

This is a remote position and does not require residence in the United 

Points awarded to applicants that participate in Open Source communities.

Applicants should send a resume to Angela Roberson, 
angela(at)commandprompt(dot)com, with the words "intermediate 
administrator" in the Subject line. Please include any text by way of a 
cover letter in the body of your email and not as a separate attachment. 


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Julie Buchanan | 16 Mar 21:49 2016

job opening

Good Afternoon!


I am looking for a contractor or perm hire to fill a database role centered around PostgreSQL.  If anyone knows an admin or developer well versed with PostgreSQL who would be open to working onsite in the Bethesda, MD area, I would greatly appreciate your help.  Thanks in advance!


Very Best,



Julie Buchanan, Resourcing Manager

Julie.Buchanan <at>



Tim Little | 10 Mar 09:37 2016

Database Administrator - Oxford

Database Administrator – PostgreSQL

Adestra, a leading Marketing Technology Service Provider, is seeking an experienced Database Administrator to join our team at our central Oxford Head Office. You will be working in a very technical environment to manage Adestra’s databases as well as the interaction of our infrastructure with them.

This is the perfect time to join our Company, with ambitious plans to accelerate our rate of growth over the next 3 years in the UK and overseas.

You will be responsible for:
  •  Designing and implementing new application features and functionality
  •  Working with developers to optimise their database interaction.
  •  Installing, Tuning, Patching, Monitoring and Upgrading PostgreSQL servers.
  •  Setup backups and testing on regular basis.
  •  Replication monitoring, setup and management.
  •  Query and performance analysis and optimisation.
  •  Purchasing and testing new hardware.
  •  Auditing security and permissions.
  •  Maintain documentation of maintenance and upgrade tasks.
Key Skills & Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience working with database systems
  • Strong understanding of PostgreSQL
  • Experience with performance tuning PostgreSQL servers
  • Experiences with SQL query analysis/optimisation.
  • Experience with writing documentation
  • Knowledge of UNIX-like systems
  • A good humoured team player, you will take pride in your work and be able to thrive in a fairly pressurised environment with the ability to prioritise your own time carefully.
Technical environment:
  • PostgreSQL
  • PL/pgSQL
  • FreeBSD
  • CentOS
  • Perl
  • Python
  • Redis
  • You will receive a competitive salary with the opportunity to be part of the Company’s bonus scheme.
  • Benefits include: company pension, various travel schemes, eye care vouchers, child care vouchers, Private Health Insurance and Group Life Assurance.
  • BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and Investors in People accredited, superb training and development opportunities are offered as the company continues to grow.
  • 25 days holiday + 1 extra day off for your birthday!

To apply for this position, please send your CV with a covering letter to iwanttowork <at> No phone calls please; we’re really busy speaking to clients!

Adestra are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Tim Little
System Operations Manager
Adestra Ltd

Adestra Ltd, Holywell House,Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0EA, Registered in England, Company No. 05267378

Dave, Chirag | 1 Mar 20:53 2016

Sr. Database Engineer : Position is remote

Job Description:

Do you like to make things that scale?  Do you enjoy the challenge of debugging and improving those things when they are already at scale?  Our team works with some of the biggest companies on the planet to develop, build and operate distributed systems with millions of simultaneous users, and deal with data sets whose growth is currently measured in petabytes/day.
Responsibilities include:
  • Managing/Architecting large scale Postgres/Cassandra based metadata system
  • In-depth knowledge of Postgresql Internal and Administration
  • Ability to analyze, diagnose and tune database performance issues
  • Configure backup and define automated disaster recovery procedures
  • Planning effective monitoring and setting up long term trending data for future tuninig
  • Participating in collaborative projects with small software engineering teams
  • Develop automation, processes, and tools designed to make our services simpler and more robust
  • Participate in troubleshooting, capacity planning and analysis, performance analysis activities
  • Advise management on service onboarding strategies and execution
Critical Hiring Criteria

What we are looking for:       

•     Entrepreneurs who seek the kinds of challenges that scare most people.  "Yeah, I did that!"

•     Creativity, initiative and acute attention to detail

•     Thirst for innovation and solving problems at lightning speed

•     Passion for automating everything repetitive

•     Obsession with software scalability and performance under high loads

•     Love for using and contributing to open-source software

Please bring to the table:

•     Ability to build highly available database system using Postgres and related technology

     Development experience, comfortable working in multiple languages at once (Python /Java is plus)

     Experience working in collaborative coding environments (peer review, continuous integration, etc)

     2+ years of application development

     Experience working in distributed, remote teams across multiple time zones a plus

     Experience in large scale operations environments

     2+ years of experience with Linux/Unix development or systems administration

     1+ years of experience with networking systems and technologies

     Deep understanding of network performance and security, IPv6 experience a plus

     Ability to identify tasks which require automation and implement required automation

     Configuration Management tools experience with Puppet, Ansible, SaltStack or CFEngine

     Hands-on operational experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment - distributed systems, capacity planning, continuous deployment

     BA/BS in Computer Science preferred, or equivalent experience (advanced degrees preferred)

     Experience leading teams a plus


We have opportunities to work with and learn:

     Object Storage (e.g. ViPR, Swift)

     OpenStack core technologies


     HDFS and OpenTSDB

     NoSQL technologies (e.g. Cassandra)

     Postgres related technologies at large scale 

Jean-Yves Sireau | 29 Feb 04:36 2016

Senior DBA - - telecommute

Dear list members, is a binary options company with offices in Malta, Malaysia, and Japan. Founded in 1999, the company has been recently undergoing fast-paced growth, and is seeking to recruit an experienced PostgreSQL DBA to assist us with scalability and performance of our databases.

Our main PostgreSQL database currently processes over 1 million transactions per day, and is expected to grow further in the near future. The other elements of our technology stack include Linux, Perl, Mojolicious, Starman/PSGI, Redis, Chef, nginx.

We are seeking an experienced telecommute DBA to assist us with performance and scalability of the database. Required skills include:

- ability to understand a complex relational model
- experience with large PostgreSQL deployments
- confident in MVCC
- triggers and notifications
- ability to find missing and unnecessary indexes
- physical and logical replication
- monitoring
- Perl knowledge would be a plus
- MDX and icCube knowledge is a plus
- experience with OLAP cubes would be a plus

Interested candidates should email their CV to Jean-Yves Sireau, jy <at>, and indicate in some detail their PostgreSQL experience, average number of hours/week of availability, and expected hourly rate.

Further information about working for may be found at

Thank you
Jean-Yves Sireau

Igor Polishchuk | 27 Feb 03:24 2016

Sr DBA for our San Francisco or Chicago office

I’m looking for a good DBA, preferably with strong Postgresql, but solid experience in other RDBMS and desire to learn Postgresql may be a good substitute.
The position is a production Sr DBA with operational as well as development responsibilities. Strong skills in AWS are desirable.
Below is the job description. Please note that it is not a purely Postgres position.  We also use Redshift, DynamoDB, and very little MySQL.
We are looking for somebody authorized to work in the USA.
If interested, please respond directly to my e-mail.

Thank you
Igor Polishchuk
Database Architect

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We are growing our database operations team and looking for a Database Administrator to manage, optimize, and scale multiple database instances within our infrastructure. You should have experience planning and configuring production databases for mid and large-scale enterprise systems.  You must be passionate about automation, testing, and ensuring the quality and timely delivery of your work. This position requires regular on-site interaction with the engineering team in our Chicago and San Francisco offices.    
The position involves managing Postgresql, Redshift, and some MySQL and DynamoDB databases in a datacenter and cloud. Eventually the responsibilities may  extends to managing other SQL and NoSQL based solutions.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Application support - execute database changes as requested by the Engineering or Customer Success organizations, participate in release and maintenance events, respond for pages triggered by monitoring
  • Planning and configuration - pro-actively manage database instances to accommodate for growth and scale
  • System Optimization - monitor and optimize system performance, schema change management, query analysis, authoring tools for databases automated deployment and management
  • Availability - proactively ensure maximum uptime and implement proper safeguards for backup, replication, and recovery
  • Security - define and implement user privileges and data access controls
  • Leadership - make suggestions on optimizing the database architecture and database related processes, creating and documenting best database practices, knowledge sharing with other DBAs
  • Evangelism - help engineers efficiently utilize the database using best practices
  • Documenting daily operational processes
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrable senior level experience managing Postgres, Oracle or MySQL
  • Experience with high throughput databases 1TB+ in size
  • Solid experience with shell in addition to Ruby or Python, SQL query writing and strong database performance optimization skills
  • Solid experience with Unix environments, understanding of Unix performance and system capacity metrics, Unix and I/O system configuration for the best performance, understanding of networking
  • Strong attention to detail, good communications skills, and a positive attitude
  • Self motivation and delivering projects on time with minimal or no  supervision
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Preferred Skills
  • Experience with Postgresql replication solutions, trigger based and streaming
  • Amazon AWS: Ec2, S3, CloudFormation, Redshift
  • Puppet, git
  • Experience with MySQL, AWS RDS, DynamoDB, AWS EMR, Redshift.