PostgreSQL DBA - Shoreditch, London, UK

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Imagine a job where you...
* Work directly with senior managers on a regular basis
* Have a meaningful impact on the mission-critical products and services that clients rely on every single day
* Collaborate with colleagues across business lines and regions

At Ipreo, this is true for EVERY MEMBER of our global organization! Our technology solutions and analytical insights are relied upon by every major investment bank and thousands of corporations around the world.

As a PostgreSQL Database Administrator, you will join a talented and dedicated team of database professionals with extensive experience in supporting critical applications. You will work closely with your colleagues on the development team and in other technology groups. You will gain exposure to experts on financial markets responsible for crafting our leading products and services.

Your skills in database administration will be challenged and grow in an exciting environment. Your expertise in troubleshooting, analysing query plans, tuning SQL and writing advanced pgSQL will be leveraged and grow extensively. You will utilize best practices to provide the highest quality and most reliable support. You will be involved in identifying and implementing ongoing improvements to these practices.

You'll perform both administrative and some development related work.  Administrative functions are of course the primary focus of this role and will include installations, upgrades, backups, replication and disaster recovery setup, monitoring and capacity planning.  Development related work will include scripting changes for installations, and tuning of SQL statements, stored procedures, and indexes.  Troubleshooting skills will certainly be a critical success factor.

This is a 24/7 rotational environment where each team member must be open to and available for night and weekend work in accordance with the team's schedule.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following tasks:
* Perform installations and upgrades of PostgreSQL
* Manage database backups
* Define maintenance plans
* Configure replication
* Setup disaster recovery
* Monitor servers
* Capacity planning
* Script database changes
* Tune SQL statements
* Optimize stored procedures
* Analyse query plans
* Write advanced pgSQL
* Troubleshoot problems
* Writing scripts

What we look for:
* BA or BS required or equivalent related work experience
* 2-4 years of experience in Database Administration with PostgreSQL
* Ability to work nights and weekends as required
* Knowledge of or experience writing SQL queries and/or other SQL development
* Strong PostgreSQL troubleshooting skills
* Linux/CentOS experience
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Self-starter and ability to work independently
* Oracle experience is a plus

Apply Here:

Some more details on me:

Greg Clough
Senior Technology Engineer

Castle House | 37-35 Paul St | London EC2A 4LS


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