Job Description :
Role: Sr. PostgreSQL DBA

Location: Bethesda, MD

 Responsibilities and Tasks:

•  Install, configure, administer and patch on-premises and Amazon RDS PostgreSQL and MySQL.

•  Implement database backup and recovery strategy.

•  Maintain data integrity and database performance, stability and scalability.

•  Proactivity monitors the health of databases and make recommendations to optimize performance and efficiency.

•  Diagnose and resolve database, network, and firewall issues.

•  Collaborate with various teams in developing system hardware layouts, configuring firewall rules, tuning, and load testing of mission-critical database systems.   

•  Comply with database security standards.

•  Document database administration and management related processes and procedures.   

•  Provide support to the application developers, including, but not limited to data refresh, SQL and PL/pgSQL performance tuning and best practice recommendations.

•  Conduct code reviews with application developers.

•  Automate database administration and maintenance activities.

•  Assist with routine Oracle database administration tasks.


Must Have:

•  5+ years of extensive experience as a Production PostgreSQL DBA. (Mandatory)

•  2+ years of experience with MySQL.

•  3+ years of AWS RDS management experience.



•  Preferred experience with Oracle.

•  Proficient in relational database management system and principles, network and database security.

•  Advanced understanding of database backup and recovery strategies.

•  Advanced understanding of high availability solutions and strategies.

•  Proficient with SQL and performance tuning.

•  Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.   

•  Self-driven and ability to meet goals and deadlines.

•  Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

•  Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure in a fast paced work environment.

•  Strong scripting language experience.

•  Fluent in Linux command line utilities and operations.

•  Ability to work directly with cross-functional teams to resolve application issues.

•  Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.

•  24x7 on-call experience.

•  Must be available for after hours and weekend work. 

Client : NIH


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