Tim Kane | 25 Mar 16:51 2015

Opportunity Available - Senior Reporting Engineer - London

Hi all,

Please find below an opportunity we have here at Blinkbox Music – London
I’ve posted the job spec below, though I would emphasise that this role is much more postgresql focussed than the description below might suggest.

We require a skilled database developer to take ownership of our existing reporting platform, and be in a position to maintain and improve workflow to be both accurate and scalable.

Any interested parties may contact Taher Shihadeh <taher <at> blinkbox.com>


About blinkbox Music
  We believe what you like is more important than what you know. So
  you don't have to trawl a massive catalogue - all you need to do is
  enter a single song, artist or genre to get started. From here the
  music you love keeps on coming - you get personalised radio stations
  full of songs that match this search. So if you search a specific
  artist, you'll get their songs, with other similar ones thrown
  in. As we get to know you it just gets better and better. It's free,
  easy and personalised - and potentially never-ending. And there is
  also a paid subscription based service for our most demanding
  listeners. We work in an exciting industry, using cutting edge web
  technologies to provide high quality customer experiences. The team
  is made up of experienced, creative, enthusiastic individuals who
  between them maintain, develop and improve our website, mobile and
  device applications. blinkbox Music has an open, lively culture
  where every team member can make a difference. In 2015 we were
  acquired by Australian born Guvera. Our parent company is also much
  more than a music streaming service. Currently present in 20
  countries and with millions of users, with access to millions of
  songs from local and international artists. The acquisition is just
  the beginning, and the stepping stone into Europe. Our joint plan?
  To be in up to 20 new markets by June, and up to 100 markets by the
  end of the year.

About the role: Senior Reporting Engineer 
  In the reporting team, you will have a pivotal role in enabling
  business development by delivering music usage reports to record
  labels and collection societies. You will also be creating and
  interpreting in-depth statistics to support the internal teams in
  evaluating performance and developing plans. As senior member of the
  reporting team, you will maintain the reporting and statistics code
  base and databases, keeping abreast of new requirements and ensuring
  the system continues to be fit for purpose. Your experience will be
  an important resource both for development teams and Business

Personal Attributes:
+ Passionate, energetic and immersed in the world of technology
+ Thrives under pressure in a fast moving, action oriented environment
+ Takes pride in their work and driven to deliver high quality reporting
+ Keep all communication clear, simple and well structured
+ Adapts influencing style to suit customers, individuals, teams and situations Functional and Technical Expertise

Can provide evidence and examples of most, if not all, of the following:
+ Expert level SQL skills, preferably PostgreSQL or other Linux/Unix DBMS platform
+ Unix/Linux experience.
+ Good programming skills, with proficient shell scripting, automation and Python. Perl is a plus, but not a requirement
+ Database performance tuning
+ Analytical approach to monitoring and problem diagnosis is a must, with a careful attention to detail.
+ Proven experience in systems integration projects, delivered on time according to specification
+ Experience in requirements gathering and analysis
+ Ability to engage with stakeholders, understanding their needs and delivering to key milestones
+ Knowledge of data warehousing benefficial (Hive/Hadoop).
+ LAMP stack experience a plus
+ Experience of using statistics and visualisation to understand business and/or web usage data

Benefits: pension, bonus/shares, unlimited caffeine, daily fruit, weekly cake day, payday beer...

Nigel Gardiner | 21 Mar 06:16 2015

Postgres DBA in Ho Chi Minh City



We’re looking for a Postgres DBA to join our HRBoss team in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. If you’re interested, please check out the details and apply at:







Kristine Ralls | 20 Mar 15:24 2015

Sr Postgres DBA, Louisville, Colorado

Our client in the Louisville area is growing and adding a Sr Postgres DBA to their team. Our client utilizes cutting-edge technologies and you will be given the opportunity to express creativity in designing and building innovative solutions. They foster a culture and environment that is fun, yet productive. If you are looking for a career that is fast-paced, challenging, and offers abundant opportunity and growth potential, then this is your gig! Our Client is a fantastic organization with great benefits that are 100% employer paid for both you and any children on the plan. This is a direct hire, permanent position working with a Global leader in the e-commerce industry.


Required Technical Skills

•             An expert in supporting traditional RDBMS (PostgreSQL).

•             Strong experience and understanding in designing and maintaining replication strategies for Postgres databases.

•             Significant experience in automation of administrative tasks such as maintenance, monitoring and data backups

•             Must be able to optimize queries and tune them according to match performance expectations.

•             Strong understanding of Linux/*BSD operating systems and command line tools

•             Must have experience in managing large systems – from multi-terabyte to petabyte scale.


Additional Skills that Will Distinguish Candidates


•             Strong understanding of non-traditional data stores such as NoSQL databases (Cassandra, Redis, Hadoop)

•             Experience with configuration management tools like Puppet, SALT

•             Experience with source control systems like SVN and Git

•             Experience with Java/Java-related programming languages; we’re a Java open stack environment.

•             Background in systems administration for Unix based environments

•             Understanding of data warehouse modeling concepts.

•             Can self-manage, but also works collaboratively with team members and cross-functional teams.

•             Positive and innovative personality

•             BI Tool Support and BI Tool Administration skills a plus


If you are interested in a company where your contribution is valued and where work/life balance is a daily practice, let me know and we can set up a time to chat. This is a full-time direct hire position in Broomfield with a competitive salary, solid employee benefits, a year-end bonus and an employee equity sharing plan.



Kristine Ralls

kristine <at> 32-solutions.com

see a complete listing of our positions at:


Mark Altchiler | 20 Mar 14:20 2015

Sr. Postgres Database Engineer – Telecommute

CargoTel, Inc., is a web and mobile SaaS business focused on the logistics industry in the US and internationally. We have a robust logistics legacy ERP web platform based on Perl/Informix to which we add HTML5 hybrid Android and iOS mobile modules. The ERP platform is currently transitioning to a PostGreSQL/AWS environment.


***** We seek an experienced Postgres Database Engineer – 10+ years experience *****


CargoTel is embarking on a project to convert an existing Perl/Informix dedicated hardware structure to a Perl/Postgres/cloud structure for a large ERP system.  This position will spearhead the effort. 


* Required Skills:

-Proven (10+ years documented) expert level experience with and command of PostgreSQL, including version 9+.
              --Query optimization, indexing, stored procedures, triggers
              --Structural/architectural expertise
              --Database administration and security
-Medium to expert level proficiency in Perl (PHP a consideration)
-Familiarity with AWS / Cloud environment (especially EC2/RDS/PostGres)
-Strong troubleshooting skills


* Bonus Points if you have:

- Working knowledge of Informix v.11+
- Admin experience in Linux-type environment (we are on CentOS)
- Hands on experience with Informix to Postgres conversion(s)
- Expertise in Postgres v.9.4
- Working knowledge of Postgres v.9.4 replication functionality 
- Expertise in any of the following:   BPM, Elasticsearch, JSON/RESTful API's

* For immediate consideration, please reply with a cover letter and resume. 

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Nicholas Meyler | 17 Mar 21:40 2015

Great Career Opportunities: GIS/Big Data Ruby VP Software Engineering Position, etc.






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March 16, 2015

My repeat client is continuing to grow and expand, seeking more highly-talented software engineers with Ruby on Rails expertise. Relocation assistance will be offered for the right candidates.


They're a fun and exciting Internet-based provider of Big Data spatial analytics looking for a dynamic (#1) VP of Engineering to help us meet an ever-increasing demand for our products and services. This is an exceptional opportunity for a Director of Engineering or above in a mid-sized or larger firm who aspires to become the VP of Engineering - to build their own team and lead the technology development of a growing, profitable, venture-backed company.


What You’ll Be Doing:


  • Grow our team – you will be directly responsible for recruiting, recruiting, recruiting

  • Inspire, lead, and manage our Ruby on Rails development team working in an Agile, TDD environment

  • Coordinate, prioritize, delegate and track delivery of on-time, on-budget tasks & projects working with our developers, graphic designers, SEM, geographers and statisticians.

  • Develop and refine software and other processes to foster efficient product development, deployment and maintenance of uptime requirements

  • Collaborate with our geographers and statisticians to create new, disruptive products

  • Lead the technical development of real estate and map-based information products

  • Architect solutions to challenging problems working with massive datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods, GIS and more

  • Keep existing products up-to-date with the latest technologies, architectures, and standards   

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years of engineering management experience

  • Proven effective team management skills, managing both up and down

  • References from team members whom you’ve inspired and motivated to great success in the past

  • Self-directed time management, documentation and communication skills

  • Experience working in a small company or start up environment

  • Passion for your craft

  • An ideal candidate would also possess:

    • A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar; MS preferred

    • 5+ years designing and implementing complex, data-heavy e-commerce systems

    • Experience with all aspects/tiers of web and mobile web app development

    • RoR app dev experience with merchant processing capabilities

    • Familiarity with GIS-related software, incl. spatial databases such as PostGIS and the Google Maps Javascript APIs

    • Unix skills including API/data mining experience

    • Scaling and performance tuning of high-traffic, data-heavy sites


In order to meet an ever-increasing public demand, we are also looking to hire a (#2) Front End Developer with outstanding experience. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented and experienced self-starter to join a small team and interface between designers and Ruby on Rails engineers in a small and growing, profitable, venture-backed company.


What You’ll Be Doing:


•Solving challenging problems working with massive datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods and more

•Transforming design mockups into functional Web applications using HTML5 and CSS3

•Collaborating with backend developers to develop complex, data-heavy user interfaces

•Implementing responsive design methods to build UIs that function across a variety of devices

•Working in an Agile, TDD environment writing code you can be proud of

•Collaborating with PhD Geographers and Statisticians to create new, disruptive products


Desired Skills & Experience:


•A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other relevant field

•Solid experience with HTML5/CSS3, and JavaScript, preferably with LESS or Sass experience

•Experience with a front end framework such as Foundation or Bootstrap

•Experience with a JavaScript framework such as Angular or Backbone

•Familiarity with a server-side dynamic language, preferably Ruby

•5+ years designing and implementing complex, consumer- and business-facing Web-based user interfaces in data-heavy e-commerce systems

•Self-directed time management, documentation and communication skills

•A passion for your craft




(#3) Senior Rails Engineer


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Serving as the Sr. engineer in the technical development of real estate and map-based information products

  • Solving challenging problems working with massive datasets that include crime statistics, schools, lifestyles, neighborhoods and more

  • Working in an Agile, TDD environment writing code you can be proud of

  • Keeping existing products up-to-date with the latest technologies, architectures, and standards

  • Working alongside a nimble engineering team, being team oriented   

  • Collaborating with PhD Geographers and Statisticians to create new, disruptive products     

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • A BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar; MS preferred

  • 5+ years designing and implementing complex, data-heavy e-commerce systems

  • Self-directed time management, documentation and communication skills

  • Proven Effective ability to work with others

  • To be passionate about your craft

  • Extensive RoR app dev experience with merchant processing capabilities

  • An ideal candidate would also possess:


Familiarity with GIS-related software, incl. spatial databases such as PostGIS and the Google Maps Javascript APIs; Experience with all aspects/tiers of web and mobile web app development; Strong Unix skills including API/data mining experience; Scaling and performance tuning of high-traffic, data-heavy sites


What’s In it For You?

•Major opportunity to have your front end work seen on sites that serve over 10M users per year

•Casual fun working environment, working on some of the more complex user interface challenges, alongside a team that’s as passionate as you are about this stuff!

•Competitive salary and great benefits (401(k), medical coverage, 11 paid holidays)

•Great work/life balance, with 40-45 hour work weeks the norm!

•Long-term stability with a venture backed start up that is already profitable and growing

•Investors include the founders of MapQuest and CoreLogic


Our Environment

•Rails 3, Ruby 1.9, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript/JQuery

•OpenStreetMap, Google Maps API, Engine Yard, Amazon AWS, PostgreSQL/PostGIS

•We use all of your favorite tools: GitHub, Basecamp, Pivotal Tracker, HipChat, etc.


Our Location

•Yards away from commuter rail hub, highway, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops.   

•5 miles in any direction and you are in quaint New England towns with nationally-ranked schools, historic charm, and great housing options (and we would know, we’re the experts!).


Company Description

My client is a small, high-end geospatial analysis Company born of university research, specializing in location-based decision-making tools: analytics, information and data. We license geospatial risk analytics and SaaS products for a host of business to business applications, and run the largest neighborhood search engine in the world, and are “the most trusted source for choosing a neighborhood,” according to Money® Magazine.



IF you are interested in exploring these opportunities to work with some of the leading technology companies in the world, please respond with a resume. Referrals, recommendations and suggestions are always welcome, as are 'random' resume submissions for other possible opportunities not described above. Cover letters explaining which position most interests you (and why) are very helpful.



                 Best Regards,


                 Nicholas Meyler

                 GM/President, Technology

                 Wingate Dunross, Inc.

                 ph (818)597-3200 ext. 211

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                 Email: <power.srch <at> gmail.com>



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Federico Campoli | 17 Mar 16:02 2015

PostgreSQL/SQL Database Developer – Brighton UK

Brandwatch is building something special. We have already created the 
best Social Media Monitoring platform in the world, but that’s just the 
start. We are looking for great people to help us write the next chapter 
in Social.

We are now hiring a PostgresSQL/SQL Database Developer to join our 
Systems team and help us scale our infrastructure as we collect and 
analyse more and more data from the Web.

You will be responsible for the way the Brandwatch Applications store 
their metadata in Postgres (currently over 50TB across 30 shards), 
identifying any performance or scalability issues with the current 
designs and working closely with the developer teams to spread best 
practice and, where necessary, implement new functionality.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

     Managing and cultivating the Database schema, taking ownership of 
it's overall development and establishing best practice for its 
     Design and Development of SQL and PL/pgsql code with the developer 
     Improvement of the existing database structure, whether for 
performance or manageability
     Peer review of the SQL code across the development team with a 
major focus on performance and scalability
     Working closely with the database administrator to proactively 
monitor the databases
     Actively identifying and predicting scalability and performance 
issues, and addressing them with the Systems and Development teams.

What you need:

     At least 3 years experience as a SQL Developer, ideally with 
PostgreSQL. Experience with Oracle or MS SQL Server will also be considered.
     Very strong knowledge of SQL and the procedural languages 
(especially PL/pgSQL or PL/SQL)
     Strong knowledge of query tuning, both as a general methodology and 
ideally with regards to PostgreSQL running on modern Linux systems
     Strong knowledge of the RDBMS architecture
     Attention to detail and an analytic approach to your work

The following would be advantageous:

     Professional Java developer experience
     Professional experience as database administrator, ideally with 
multi-terabyte data sets
     Knowledge of the PostgreSQL ACID implementation
     Capability to build ad hoc data models
     Interest in the wider developments in large-scale data storage and 
processing (NoSQL or otherwise)

Our Culture:

     Small teams of skilled people, in a friendly and relaxed environment
     Quiet hours for developers so you can work uninterrupted throughout 
the morning
     Work with people all over the world…and use telepresence robots for 
meeting remote colleagues… provided you don’t mind seeing a Berliner 
colleague’s face rolling past on a robot!
     “Funky Friday” takes place every other week giving you 10% of your 
time to work on something new, reading groups, tech talks, generous 
training and conference budgets, and any technical books you need


     All the usual start-up temptations…cupboards bursting with snacks 
(a range to satisfy all taste buds), fruit boxes, drinks fridges… and of 
course coffee
     A company that values creativity and cares about its staff
     An environment where constant innovation and having fun are required
     An open company culture where everyone’s voice can be heard
     Opportunities to develop your career
     Macbook Pro
     Based in our Brighton HQ in spacious new offices
     25 days paid holiday
     Bike to work scheme & childcare vouchers
     Sushi days
     Foosball table

Apply http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/brandwatch/job/o55u0fwo

Many thanks

Federico Campoli
Brandwatch | Senior Database Administrator
federico <at> brandwatch.com |

New York  | San Francisco |  *Brighton*  |  Berlin  |  Stuttgart


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Jens Wilke | 12 Mar 16:18 2015

Postgres/Mysql DBA in Karlsruhe


we do have an open position in Karlsruhe, Germany.
German language skills are required.

Kind regards,


Gemeinsam mit Ihren Kollegen stellen Sie den hochverfügbaren Betrieb der
konzernweiten Datenbanken sicher.

Sie identifizieren Optimierungspotenziale und treiben eine laufende
Verbesserung unserer Datenbanken voran.
Sie steuern und unterstützen bei bereichsinternen sowie -übergreifenden
Projekten und sorgen für einen adressatengerechten Informationsfluss.
Über unser Ticketsystem sind Sie erster Ansprechpartner im Störungsfall
und sind für eine schnelle Behebung verantwortlich.
Sie stehen den Kollegen aus anderen Abteilungen bei Fachfragen zur


Sie haben ein Studium oder eine Ausbildung mit Schwerpunkt Informatik
erfolgreich abgeschlossen und konnten bereits mehrjährige Erfahrung im
Betrieb von Datenbanken sammeln.

Sie besitzen sehr gute Kenntnisse und Erfahrung mit relationalen
Datenbanksystemen auf Basis von Postgres und MySQL.
Sie kennen sich mit Linux-Systemen (Debian und Red Hat) sowie in der
Bash und Perl Programmierung aus.
Sie arbeiten eigenverantwortlich, verantwortungsbewusst und behalten
auch in kritischen Situationen stets den Überblick.
Die Teilnahme an der Rufbereitschaft ist für Sie selbstverständlich.
Sehr gute Team- und Kommunikationsfähigkeit runden Ihr Profil ab.

Jens Wilke
PostgreSQL DBA
Database Operations
1&1 Telecommunication AG


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Kelly Babb | 5 Mar 16:35 2015

Postgres DBA- Orlando, FL


I have an open position in Orlando, FL for a Postgres DBA. Please contact me at kbabb <at> kavaliro.com if you are interested. 

Position title- Postgres Database Administrator
Terms- 6 month contract to hire, must work on site in Orlando, relocation assistance available
Pay range- starting at $75k based on experience

Job summary


The Postgres Database Administrator is a full-time, salaried position with the Data Center infrastructure team in the Information and Media Department. Main responsibilities will include database infrastructure design, maintenance, automation and optimization in a production PostgreSQL environment. Other key responsibilities will include working with our in-house development team during the design, development and release phases. An ideal candidate will be committed to producing quality work and is open to working with and exploring emerging technologies. 


Required Skills and Experience:

-Bachelors Degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience

-3+ years performing PostgreSQL administration in an enterprise, production environment

-Exceptional knowledge of the PostgreSQL database platform

-Solid background using UNIX operating systems

-Advanced SQL understanding

-Experience with the design phase of database driven applications

-Experience with installing, configuring, designing, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintaining database environments

-Experience with performance tuning, connection pooling, query optimization, data encryption, replication, backup/recovery, and clustering Experience with database optimization and scaling

-Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

-Ability to communicate effectively to varying levels of technical and non-technical audiences


Preferred Skills and Experience:

-Understanding of automation and orchestration technologies (Chef, Puppet)

-Experience working with cloud based infrastructures (AWS, OpenStack, vCloud Director)

-Knowledge of ETL and ELT approaches and tools including bulk loading

-Storage Area Networks

-Monitoring and Alerting technologies

-Data protection strategies

-Version control


Additional information

Hours 8:30am to 5:30pm or 10am to 7PM – Available 24x7 in emergency situations. Occasional off-site work


    Kelly Babb
    Resource Manager
    Fueling Success























    12001 Research Parkway Suite 344



    Orlando, FL 32826


    Ranked 438 amongst the nation's fastest growing companies.

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    Mike Gimbol | 20 Feb 14:38 2015

    Performance Engineering/PostgreSQL DBA Opportunity in Horsham, PA

    I am currently conducting a search for a Performance Engineering/PostgreSQL DBA.  The ideal individual will be specialized in performance tuning/data optimization.


    Tech USA is currently seeking a Performance Engineering/PostgreSQL DBA for a 6+ Month Contract opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and diverse team, with a national telecommunications provider. Don’t miss this great opportunity and apply today.  Description listed below, please contact me directly if interested in hearing more details.  Thanks


    Roles and Responsibilities


    • Provides high technical expertise for the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and control of the PostgreSQL databases.
    • Consults with and advises staff DBA’s on database management issues, influencing the PostgreSQL database.
    • Serves as a consultant on PostgreSQL technological issues.
    • Provides oversight, mentoring and leadership to less experienced staff.
    • Perform Database functions based on PostgreSQL databases specializing in performance analysis, tuning and optimization.
    • Impacting OLTP and DSS mixed workload application performance.
    • Provide proactive monitoring of the database instances, and take preventive steps to ensure optimal performance.
    • Provide PostgreSQL best practices for server and SQL performance.
    • On the spot problem solving for complicated database and performance issues.




    • 5+ years of experience with PostgreSQL technologies (performance tuning, memory management, SQL tuning, statistics gathering, application audit logs).
    • 5+ years of experience in solid production support background.
    • In-depth knowledge of PostgreSQL 9.X.
    • In-depth knowledge of PostgreSQL internals, to get data for performance issue and give recommendation to resolve issue.
    • Linux shell scripting experience.
    • Strong PL/pgSQL programming experience.
    • Experience with embedded ‘C’ (*.pgc) files.
    • Experience with PostgreSQL running on various platforms and environments that include SUSE Linux, Virtual Machine (VM) and CentOS Linux.
    • Excellent Database Administration, Issue Troubleshooting, Performance Analysis and Project Management skills.
    • Excellent troubleshooting and performance tuning skills.
    • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the PostgreSQL database.
    • Proven ability to troubleshoot and trace data issues throughout the application.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication.
    • Must be strong in analyzing how PostgreSQL resources are used during SQL executions.
    • Ability to write and maintain high quality documentation.



    Would you have interested in discussing further?  If not maybe you could recommend someone that might fit this role?  Thanks




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    Tomko, Bridgette | 19 Feb 22:39 2015

    Opening for Senior Database Administrator - Postgresql - Washington, DC


    Would you please post this role to your site?  We’ve had success here in the past and would like to utilize your site again!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

    Senior Database Administrator (PostgreSQL)
    Enterprise Technologies
    The Advisory Board Company

    Keywords: Postgres, MySQL, UNIX, Linux

    With offices across the globe, the Enterprise Technologies team rises to the challenge of creating a technological environment that enables and empowers Advisory Board employees to leverage technology to access information, collaborate and efficiently meet the growing needs of our members. The team develops, implements, and supports the firm's technology agenda by designing, developing and integrating new information technology systems, coordinating and providing training, negotiating and managing information technology related contracts, and providing technology assistance and support.

    A a member of the Enterprise Technologies, Enterprise Data Management team, the DBA will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications. This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, along with troubleshooting and communications skills.

    The current opening is based in in Washington, DC.

    What You'll Be Doing:
    - Manage Postgres and other open source databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems, for applications with data warehouse and OLTP components
    - Configure and maintain database servers and processes, including monitoring of system health and performance, to ensure high levels of performance, availability, and security
    - Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real time, providing problem resolution end-to-end
    - Provide 24x7 support for critical production systems on an on-call rotation basis
    - Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours
    - Refine and automate regular processes, track issues, and document changes
    - Apply data modeling techniques to ensure development and implementation support efforts meet integration and performance expectations
    - Assist developers with complex query tuning, schema refinement and index management
    - Assist in development of project plans and task lists
    - Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to peers

    Must Haves:
    - Bachelor’s Degree
    - 5+ years of professional experience
    - Experience operating a large scale production database environment
    - Technical and troubleshooting skills with relational databases (Postgres, Mysql)
    - Experience in independently performing root cause analysis and coming up with recommendations
    - Experience in performance tuning, query optimization, replication techniques, clustering, LDAP authentication, partitioning and security issues
    - Experience with backups, restores, recovery
    - Experience with database security concepts, including access, auditing, and encryption.
    - Knowledge and experience in Open Source solutions to include vetting patches, applying patches to the database and the open source tools, libraries, and daemons.
    - Knowledge of High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Postgres and Mysql
    - SQL Development (psql and tsql) experience with ability to write and troubleshoot SQL code (stored procedures, functions, tables, indexes, constraints)
    - Experience with system monitoring tools

    Even Better:
    - Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
    - Professional experience as a DBA working on Window and Linux platforms
    - Experience with logical and physical data modeling
    - Postgres certification
    - Knowledge of Industry standard ETL and BI tools and exposure to data warehousing architectures, service oriented architectures.
    - Experience in healthcare or a HIPAA compliant environment including data de-identification
    - Database operations experience in an Agile development environment
    - Experience NoSQL databases.
    - Ability to lead others as well as guide and mentor less experienced personnel
    - Ability to troubleshoot problems that arise
    - Ability to organize and plan work independently
    - Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
    - Ability to multi-task between different activities and teams
    - Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written

    About The Advisory Board Company:
    The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) is a global technology, research and consulting firm partnering with 180,000 leaders in 4,500+ organizations across health care and higher education. We combine the expertise of our 3,000+ employees around the world to find solutions to the most pressing challenges in health care. Our performance technology products offer user-friendly, Web-enabled dashboard platforms with tremendous analytic capabilities that generate more than $500 million in realized value annually for our members. These solutions focus on strategically important areas, including physician alignment, revenue cycle, accountable care, and surgical profitability. We thrive on innovation and the knowledge that we are creating real change in an industry that matters to everyone.

    Perks (A Few Of Many):
    Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
    - Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
    - 401(k) retirement plan with company match
    - 20+ days paid time off and 14+ paid company holidays
    - Daytime leave policy for community service and fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
    - Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
    - Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
    - Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here

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    Bridgette Tomko
    Specialist, Career Management
    The Advisory Board Company
    202-266-6575 direct | 202-266-5700 fax
    tomkob <at> advisory.com | www.advisory.com

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