Postgres DBA

  • by Profectus Recruitment
  • Location Reading, Berkshire, UK
  • Salary £50,000 - £60,000 / year
  • 72 days ago

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Job Description:

PostgreSQL DBA / Database Administrator

Profectus have a brand new opportunity for a Postgres DBA for its leading Award Winning Software Company in Reading.

This is a really key position within the business for someone looking to continue their career development in an emerging cutting edge software environment.

The duties are wide and varied and include the following;

Responsible for the performance, integrity and security of our client’s database estate: 

  • Ensuring service remains available to all users by monitoring all Postgres/ Cassandra databases
  • Scheduling and monitoring backups of critical data to ensure availability in the event of an outage
  • Writing and scheduling reports as required by the Commercial team to support emerging BI workstream
  • Assisting the DB Architect and Development team with configuration, implementation of new Regal functionality in a supportable repeatable manner, ensuring minimum of downtime for Production customer facing services
  • Assisting QA team with testing, implementation and troubleshooting of databases as required
  • Assisting QA team with testing and implementation of new Regal functionality in a supportable repeatable manner, ensuring minimum of downtime for Production customer facing services
  • Out of hours support of the database estate as required
  • Completion of work requests via Jira as required
  • Automation of housekeeping tasks to reduce manual effort
  • Maintaining own skillset to ensure you are up-to-date with business requirements

 To be considered for this role you will have at least 5 years’ experience within a DBA position alongside the following skills: 

  • Postgres knowledge
  • Experience of deploying artifacts to a Production database
  • Experience of supporting reporting/ ETL automated processes
  • Good Linux/ Unix command line knowledge with the ability to troubleshoot any issues using logs/tools in a timely manner
  • Sound understanding of SQL structures and functionality, with ability to assist with reports development
  • Wider understanding of emerging NoSQL and RDBMS technologies
  • Familiarity with NoSQL architecture

The following background knowledge/skills are desirable:

  • Understanding of Apache Cassandra
  • Support of Production NoSQL databases
  • Bash/ksh/Perl scripting knowledge
  • Familiarity with Pentaho Data Integration 7.x

Fundamentally you won’t be an expert in everything on the spec but you will have a good knowledge or PostgreSQL within a DBA position and have good RDBMS experience. This is an urgent role so if you are looking for a new position in the New Year or even this side of Xmas get in touch with your latest CV ASAP!

  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Additional Salary Info + Bonus
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector IT & Internet
  • Years Experience 5+ years
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Educational level 'A' level/Higher or equivalent