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(PostgreSQL or MySQL, but really PostgreSQL) + brains = X

at in Brooklyn, NY   —   Jul 17, 2014   |  
We're looking for a good X to work hard at our start-up, which is based in Brooklyn. Nerds everywhere. Code piled high.
What X will do:
Administer existing PostgreSQL clusters. Keep it up & fast.
Administer existing MySQL databases. Same deal.
Provide development guidance to developers unfamiliar with SQL and relational databases.
Dirty your hands with non-relational databases like Riak, Redis, MongoDB and couchdb.
What X must have today:
Deep expertise in either PG or MySQL. (Pretenders beware: The interview questions will be hard, sometimes misleading.)
Experience administering either a large-scale PG or MySQL cluster. (Stop here if you think developers are your friends, because then you're no dba.)
Implicit in the above two bullets are requirements for mastery of SQL and something less of Linux. (I assure you, on the subject of SQL, the interview questions will be merciless and profoundly unfair.)
What we'd like X to have today:
Familiarity with Amazon Web Services, including EC2, EBS and S3.
Expertise managing schema changes, production set snapshots, warm standbys, and log shipping/archiving processes.
PG disaster recovery skills and experience, because bad things happen.
Understanding of the Ruby on Rails, and the fickle thing that is Active Record.
What to do if this is for you: in the subject line of your response include a link to your favorite xkcd (otherwise, your response will be ignored -- and yes, not all xkcds are created equal) and to that same email please attach your resume. And, if you wish, in the body of the email, say something relevant.
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