PostgreSQL Database Administrator

  • Company: Capital One
  • Posted: January 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: R17835
Plano 1 (31061), United States of America, Plano, Texas

PostgreSQL Database Administrator

Job Description

This position will be responsible for supporting new and existing Postgres database systems, both internally managed and Amazon RDS instances, help guide best practices in database administration, and introduce innovation with automation. The DBA will be responsible for maintaining these environments running in an on premise and AWS Linux/Unix environment.

The DBA should have advanced knowledge of Postgres Utilities, creation and implementation of fully functional Postgres databases, ability to maintain multiple development, QA and production Postgres environments with strong experience in performance tuning on Postgres.


  • Responsible for providing day-to-day support and maintenance for existing and PostgreSQL databases.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd tier, 24x7 production support.
  • Serve as part of the Database Support Team in developing and implementing next generation database systems architecture.
  • Search for, identify, and correct data access performance and content quality issues
  • Assist in troubleshooting and resolving problems within our environment
  • Individual contributor performing both data design, modeling, and coding
  • Design and build database solutions that are both highly available and highly performing.
  • Administration, management, and monitoring of all Postgres database systems.
  • Help support proper backup and disaster recovery procedures.
  • Good understanding of Database Architecture, Performance tuning of databases,
  • Pro-actively Identify bottlenecks and resolve them quickly.
  • Proactive monitoring of Postgres databases for performance and scalability
  • Update skills continuously with emerging technologies and apply them as and when needed.
  • Work with developers on performance tuning, query optimization, index tuning.
  • Support PostgreSQL database in AWS.
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat, “can-do” attitude.


  • Database Engineers and Database Architects to develop standards in processes and infrastructure design, build and implementation.
  • Project Teams to provide infrastructure and business project support.
  • Data Modeling and Development team to assist in the review of relational and non-relational database models and their physical generation.


  • Bachelor's Degree in fields such as Computer Science, Information Systems, and Engineering or military experience
  • 5+ years database administration experience
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with Postgres
  • 3 years of experience working in Linux and UNIX environments - MS Windows a plus
  • Strong understanding of Postgres performance tuning (partitioning, striping, data warehouses, data marts and other advanced physical data modeling techniques)
  • Strong experience in replication, clustering, tuning, sizing
  • Proven knowledge and experience in designing database schemas to align with development and business goals and objectives
  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment support
  • Strong experience supporting mission critical relational database
  • Proficient in tuning database processes and queries
  • Experience in supporting Postgres databases in AWS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork, decision-making, documentation and analytical skills
  • Shell programming, SQL, bash

General Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in fields such as Computer Science, Information Systems, and Engineering or military experience
  • 2-3 years database administration experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in fields such as Computer Science, Information Systems, and Engineering or military experience
  •  Experience working with/in Agile delivery teams Experience working with Big Data

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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