Systems/PostgreSQL Administrator (U.S. or EU - Remote)

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Command Prompt, Inc. is seeking an intermediate level Systems/PostgreSQL Administrator to join our group of PostgreSQL systems experts!


We seek someone who has a deep knowledge of Linux, and who knows how to manage heterogeneous systems. You can demonstrate strong skills in systems administration. You have a clear understanding of how to administer several systems that are mostly the same, but that have small local differences. If you do not feel comfortable saying, "I'm not familiar with that in your environment," then reading documentation, and coming back with a test plan for deployment that will reveal problems with your strategy, this is not a job for you.

The ability to imagine, propose, test, and deliver integrated and maintained solutions to users' problems is the key to success in this position. You work well in a team: you don't have to work 24 hours a day, because other people can always log into any system you maintain and know where everything is, how it got there, and how to add new things if they're needed.

Command Prompt is a professional services company. You will be interfacing with customers, therefore customer service and professionalism is key.

Command Prompt employees work remote from their home offices. The position requires minimal travel.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL administration.
  • Understanding of how to set up, operate, and tune Postgres in elementary ways, such as installing from a package manager.
  • Systems administration capability with shell scripts, as well as either Perl or Python.
  • Understanding (or quick to pick up) technologies such as PgPool, LVM2, LXC, AWS and LVM2.
  • Interest in working on varied projects that use varied (and sometimes legacy) technologies.
  • Attention to detail, and able to troubleshoot -- problem solving through thinking for yourself yet receptive of peer review.
  • The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively in English. 
  • Candidate residence is preferred to be United States or Europe.
  • Confidence in your time and task management skills to work efficiently in a remote position.
  • Participation on the on-call list rotation (afterhours/weekends).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in Oracle, ideally with experience in Oracle to PostgreSQL migrations.
  • Experience supporting PostgreSQL in cloud environments including (but not limited to): AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Softlayer, etc.
  • Detailed understanding of the PostgreSQL Architecture and internals.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of various extensions in PostgreSQL.
  • Effective technical writing for documentation and playbooks.

Our Company:

Command Prompt, Inc. is the oldest and largest dedicated PostgreSQL support provider in North America. Since 1997, we have been developing, supporting, deploying and advocating the use of the World's Most Advanced Open Source Database. We are an Oregon corporation who enjoys the benefits of no outside investors, no debt, and being profitable, since our first day of business in 1997.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume to our Senior Project and Operations Manager Amanda Nystrom, amanda(at)commandprompt(dot)com, with the words "intermediate administrator" in the Subject line. Please include any text by way of a cover letter in the body of your email and not as a separate attachment.


Debra Cerda
Director of Business Development
Command Prompt, Inc.
(503) 667-4564 ext. 1
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