Postgres Database Engineer

  • Location

    Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Salary:

    Swiss Franc700 - Swiss Franc900 per day

  • Contact:

    Ashley Morton

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months +

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  • Startdate:

    August 2019

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Main tasks/activities:

  • Further development and enhancement of the Postgres DBaaS platform (based on Community Postgres), providing a high degree of automation and high quality functionalities for the consumers
  • Standardization of the in-house developed tooling to provision and maintain the Postgres platform and services
  • High degree of automation, REST API developments, security designs, code reviews, as well as platform engineering
  • Operations in-line with the principles of Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps

Position requirements:

6+ years experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Postgres system engineering
  • Postgres system administration and operations
  • Postgres performance monitoring and tuning
  • High-availability setups (disaster recovery, replication, backup)
  • Software engineering for infrastructure projects
  • GNU/Linux systems engineering and administration
  • Experience with other RDBMS is a plus

Good working proficiency in two or more of the following programming languages:

  • SQL
  • Shell
  • Java is a plus

Business /customer orientation:

Ability to effectively interact with internal/external resources and other business owners on technical and nontechnical level.

Soft skills / personal:

  • Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure in a very collaborative environment.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, analyze and resolve issues/problems, identify alternative solutions including consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations quickly and completely.