Sr. PostgreSQL DBA
Rentrak Corporation - Portland, OR

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SR PostgreSQL Database Administrator (DBA) Department Information Technology Location Portland OR Do you Have a passion for solving technical problems from bottleneck analysis to collaboratively tuning the application stack Enjoy providing support and advice for developers writing applications that access the databases Want to build and manage solutions that provide infrastructure for deploying managing and maintaining terabytes of databases Prefer to understand how something works versus simply being content with knowing it does work Team members of Rentraks Infrastructure Systems Group design and support missioncritical highuptime systems running a complex application stack for each business vertical Our work group functions as a highly collaborative crosstrained unit While your primary focus will be on PostgreSQL management you will also get to cultivate and apply skills ranging from system configuration management to software development As administrators of the central technical infrastructure for the company we place a strong emphasis on providing excellent customer service to a broadly defined range of customers including our internal users developers operators business managers and external clients If you are looking to be an invisible cog in the machine look elsewhere if you are ready to make a difference to your coworkers and earn your daily thanks come join us The ideal candidate Combines a number of technical skills and experience across several IT disciplines such as Database design diagnosis tuning and troubleshooting (primary job functions) Software development (for interfacing with developers nothing beats having walked in the other guys shoes) Configuration management (for automating some types of deploymaintenance work) Bottleneck analysis in both physical and virtual environments Recovery planning from the database to the application and must also present strong soft skills for a teamoriented environment Excellent internal customer service Holistic problem solving Sense of responsibility and followthrough Cando attitude An eye for extrapolating possible sideeffects from a known event and vice versa More collaborative than heroic in problemsolving Enough experience and maturity to enjoy getting to shed turfguarding rejoice that you are not expected to know everything and get straight problemsolving within a crossfunctional team Help teammates with requirements analysis by asking probative questions when given a vague request Responsibilities Care and feeding of database systems primarily Postgres some Oracle and SQL Server Must have or be willing to learn a deep understanding of Postgres behavior and internals Work with development teams to design implement troubleshoot monitor and improve corporate projects Required Skills 5+ years relevant experience Experienced Linux user Postgres Database Administration including installation initialization authentication catalog navigation query tuning system tuning resource contention analysis backup and recovery standby replication etc Database design to support developers in making scalable decisions in schema design and data processing models Some experience with C Perl andor Bash is HIGHLY desirable Rentrak is a global media measurement and research company providing content measurement analytical services and unique insight to the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry Rentrak headquarters are located in beautiful Portland Oregon near scenic mountains beaches and rivers Our office has convenient access to public transportation and the freeway We offer a friendly team oriented workplace and our benefits are among the best in the business including matching 401K program medical dental vision disability and life insurance wellness programs tuition reimbursement an extremely generous vacation package and more Rentrak Corporation proudly supports Affirmative Action Rentrak Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation and preemployment drug screen Database, Postgres