Jr. Database Administrator
Pecan Street Inc. - Austin, TX

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Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Jr. Database Administrator for management of Pecan Street data acquisition, integration, validation, storage and database quality.

Primary Responsibilities

The Jr. DBA will report to Pecan Street’s Data Manager. The DBA will be responsible for:

Ensuring the integrity of original data collected through Pecan Street’s research programs through timely integration of original and complimentary data sources, implementation of cybersecurity policies and maintenance of database architecture as designed by the Data Manager and CTO.
Troubleshooting problems and failures
Maintaining hardware and database dictionaries
Consulting with users on how to interface with and optimally use the data
Coordinating with researchers and Consortium members on research objectives and programming database queries
Supporting Pecan Street team members and researchers in data access and reporting

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Pecan Street provides health insurance, including dental and vision, holiday benefits, 401(k) retirement planning, short-term and long-term disability.

Application Process

Pecan Street will accept applications through Feb 1, 2013.

Desired Skills & Experience

Pecan Street seeks a candidate with:
Demonstrated experience designing, managing and troubleshooting large databases, including data warehouse organization, database normalization, benchmarking and optimization
Experience training users on database queries and providing customer service
Knowledge of relational databases, data structures, data modeling and basic related programming; ability to apply knowledge to new situations and problems
Interest in application of new technologies and processes

Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in the following tools:
Data Pipelines and Reporting
Linux Administration
Data integration via REST and other APIs

Company Description

Pecan Street Inc. is a clean energy/smart grid research and development organization headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin. It carries out applied research and manages research carried out by UT faculty and students and private sector researchers from companies that are members of the Pecan Street Consortium.