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Senior Postgres Engineer

Phoenix, AZ

Role: Senior Postgres Engineer

Years of Experience: 6+ years

Work Location: Phoenix, AZ

Project Duration: 12 months (with high chances of extension)

Job Description:

We are looking for a software/infrastructure engineer with experience in installing, configuring, patching, upgrading, deploying and running Postgres databases. The candidate will put these skills to use by evaluating and preparing new and upgraded Postgres-related offerings for use across, and by documenting, presenting and explaining the appropriate techniques, patterns and best practices for our hosting, database administration and operational support teams.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • solid knowledge of DBMS concepts such as ACID, BASE and CAP.
  • experience with enterprise-scale Postgres deployments, including intra- and inter-data-center high availability configurations, fault tolerance and failover, physical and logical replication, cluster management, automated provisioning, rolling upgrade techniques, backup & restoration techniques, security mechanisms, health monitoring and alerting techniques, and troubleshooting.
  • knowledge of Postgres internals such as MVCC and locking, bloat management and performance tuning parameters.

Additional desirable attributes

  • Skill at the Unix command line
  • The ability to write code or script, e.g. for test harnesses or other database-related tools and utilities
  • Experience as a database administrator and/or a Unix system administrator
  • Knowledge of virtualization and cloud infrastructures, and of implementations such as VMWare, OpenShift, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Knowledge of AWS, Google Cloud, Azure or other public cloud offerings
  • Knowledge of modern storage and compute technologies, including hyper-converged infrastructures
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

** Technologent is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.

Technologent is a Global Provider of Edge-to-Edge Information Technology Solutions and Services for Fortune 1000 and SMB companies. We offer a unique blend of business practices that are aligned to solve for top CIO concerns. Our core competencies focus on data center infrastructure, business continuity, data protection, service automation and orchestration, continuous intelligence, monitoring, connectivity, collaboration and cybersecurity. These practices are supported by our professional services, digital transformation services and financial services offerings. By providing custom solutions and services designed to fit your business needs, we enable your organization to be more agile, responsive and competitive. Technologent empowers your company to ascend to the next level in IT.

Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Technologent has offices throughout the US and proudly serves clients around the world. When partnering with Technologent, organizations benefit from the highest caliber of professionals, committed to delivering exceptional business outcomes backed by unmatched service and support. 


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