PostgreSQL Database Developer
Apsalar Inc - San Francisco, CA

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PostgreSQL Database Developer Apsalar is looking for an experienced PostgreSQL and PL/PGSQL developer to enhance our distributed database backend. Our architecture is very similar to Skype’s, and makes extensive use of PostgreSQL stored procedures. You will be working with our developers, DBAs, systems administrators to deliver code that handles thousands of transactions per second. You will gain valuable experience working with one of the most intense PostgreSQL deployments around, in the red-hot mobile industry, and working with some of the sharpest engineers in the business.

  • Design data model changes from functional requirements and specifications
  • Design and implement stored procedures to implement business logic
  • Develop Python functionality for ETL
  • Work with developers and DBAs on tuning query performance
Must Have:
  • At least 5 years’ experience with PostgreSQL or Oracle PL/SQL
  • Experience writing stored procedures on high-performance OLTP environments (not necessarily PostgreSQL)
  • Database query tuning experience
  • Python (or equivalent, e.g. Ruby, Lua) programming experience
  • Experience with distributed, sharded or clustered database environments
Highly Desirable
  • Experience with PL/Proxy and PgQ
  • 2+ years’ experience as PL/PGSQL developer for production PostgreSQL databases
  • PostgreSQL performance tuning experience
  • Familiarity with Test-driven Development
About Yourself:
  • Excellent analytic and design skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, and results-oriented
  • Ability to work in a small team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
This is a full time position offering a competitive base salary, commission, stock options, and other comprehensive benefits.