Thread: PostgreSQL Database Administrator

Started: 2020-10-06 17:25:48
Last activity: 2020-10-06 17:25:48
Chad Trabant
2020-10-06 17:25:48
Institution: Trabant
Open Until: 2020-10-16

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) seeks an experienced Database Administrator (DBA) at the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) in Seattle, Washington. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to be part of an international seismological data center. Our center is responsible for archival and dissemination of large-scale geophysical datasets to the geoscience research community.

This position independently maintains and administers 10+ terabyte replicated production and testbed databases. In addition to administrating our existing databases, we are looking for a candidate who is adept at cloud database design and implementation for a planned integration with another geophysical data center and migration to a common cloud environment. We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and a terrific work atmosphere. Remote telework option is available.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

· Proactively identify, troubleshoot and resolve database issues

· Plan and perform PostgreSQL installations, configurations and upgrades as needed

· Create solutions to increase scalability, speed, and resilience of database transactions to carry out a wide array of data-intensive operations

· Develop and implement monitoring and reporting for technically-oriented users

· Interface with software developers to support database persistence needs

· Design and implement robust database solutions for a new cloud-based system

· Develop and maintain DBA procedure documentation

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

· A four-year degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Earth Science, or related technical field.

· Three (3) or more years of experience in database administration with demonstrated achievement on specific projects or tasks, such as partitioning, upgrades, and optimization.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, and ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

· Hands-on, in-depth experience with PostgreSQL, including database design, installation, configuration, upgrade, replication and development and implementation of backup strategies

· Extensive SQL knowledge including query optimization

· Experience with running database in a cloud or virtualized environment

· Strong written documentation skills.

· Strong communication skills with team members and end users.

· Excellent time management and organizational skills in order to meet deadlines in addition to working collaboratively with coworkers

· Ability to quickly reprioritize objectives independently and effectively

· Excellent attention to detail

· Expertise working with technical and scientific data is a plus.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume highlighting pertinent work experience by October 16, 2020 to job<at>iris.washington.edu with the subject line "IRIS DBA".

The IRIS Consortium has a membership of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. For more information on IRIS, consult http://www.iris.edu.

IRIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe a diverse staff makes us a stronger organization. IRIS is committed to hiring people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), sexual orientation or gender identities, marital status, veteran status, religions and disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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