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PostgreSQL DBA

Bethlehem, PA 18017

Posted: 06/19/2024 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Number: 42082 Pay Rate: 92.59

Job Description

PostgreSQL DBA

The Panther Group is actively seeking a passionate, driven Senior, Database Engineer to provide operational support for a well known client within the insurance industry's database systems, design and build database systems using automation in both data center and cloud platforms, including identifying build defects and create self-healing routines.

You have

In-depth knowledge and troubleshooting skills in the following:

Must have skills:
•             10+ years of PostgreSQL DBA experience
•             PostgreSQL replication experience
•             SQL coding and tuning experience
•             Shell scripting and automation experience
•             PostgreSQL PGAdmin client connectivity tool experience
•             AWS/Cloud Services experience: EC2, RDS, and Aurora
•             Cloud deployments experience: Jenkins, Bitbucket, Terraform
•             Hands-on, technically adept DBA, capable of performing required DB tasks experience
•             Strong troubleshooting/performance tuning skills
•             Ability to assess and improve SQL performance
•             Understanding of PostgreSQL’s underlying storage engines
•             Ability to Handle common database procedures, such as upgrade, backup, recovery, migration, etc.
•             Profile server resource usage, optimize and tweak as necessary
•             Expert level PostgreSQL RDBMS installation/configuration, patching, troubleshooting, performance tracking/tuning, back-up/recovery, remote monitoring skills with hands-on experience in -large and very dynamic environments
•             Strong commitment to following SDLC/Change-Management principles
•             Self-starter and be able to perform work with minimal supervisory direction
•             Knowledge of data quality, data management, and data testing strategies and practices
•             Strong communication skills, both oral and written
•             Strong experience working with ticketing tools such as ServiceNow, Zenoss or any other monitoring tool, Cloud monitoring tools (CloudWatch, CloudTrail), AppDynamics (or similar APM tool)
•             Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
•             Keen analytical and structured approach to problem solving
•             Ability to accommodate flexible work schedules

Desired skills:
•             Ability to diagnose problems and triage/resolve issues across various tiers (application, network, database, server, or storage tiers)
•             Ability to implement automation to reduce manual administrative tasks through use of jobs, scripts, cron, or other techniques
•             Experience in DB2 UDB, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, and/or Cassandra is plus
•             Experience with configuration management tools: SCCM; Puppet; or Ansible.
•             Development or enhancement of training and upskilling programs
•             Bachelor’s Degree or similar required

You will:

•             Be part of an on-call rotation providing 24x7x365 incident and outage response, including non-business hours changes
•             Perform initial investigation and/or troubleshooting of database and database system issues to resolve issue & determine root cause
•             Process all support requests within SLA by following procedural requirements
•             Escalate to vendors, where necessary, to ensure timely resolution
•             Thoroughly document steps taken to resolve incidents and fulfil catalog requests within ServiceNow tickets
•             Develop, document, and update standard operating procedures and knowledgebase articles
•             Identify, address, and resolve repeating alert trends to improve stability and performance
•             Suggest defects and product/infrastructure enhancements to improve stability and automation
•             Participation in periodic skills enhancement sessions and training courses
•             Be a project lead, as well as a project participant for various activities: cloud migration, lifecycle management, application modernization, capacity planning, financial optimization, performance, and stability optimization, build and design state configuration automation, etc

Location: Bethlehem, PA or Holmdel, NJ. Local candidates preferred. The Database Service is scheduled to work Monday through Friday 8:00 AM ET till 5:00 PM ET.  Currently candidates are working 3-days remote and 2-days in the office -operate on a 24x7x365 using an on-call rotation which the candidate will be a part of.

Meet Your Recruiter

Talyn Scarbrough

Talyn is an IT staffing specialist with 5+ years of experience between both recruiting and sales in STEM environments. Talyn is focused on the candidate experience while finding the win-win situations matching candidates with the right opportunity for their career.


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