Kforce PostgreSQL Database Administrator in Houston, Texas

Kforce has a client in search of a PostgreSQL Database Administrator in Houston, TX.Summary:The individual will be responsible for supporting new and existing PostgreSQL database systems used for both live games and for new game development. Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot issues, gather data, optimize queries and database structure, and research errors

  • Help guide best practices in database administration, and schema design for game teams, and work with DevOps teams on automation

  • Maintain environments running on premise and external cloud services providers (SoftLayer, AWS)

  • Monitor and report on performance metrics

  • Experience managing, supporting and designing terabyte sized high-availability PostgreSQL database systems

  • Experience with other types of database systems (e.g., Amazon RDS, MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Redshift, Cassandra, other NoSQL databases)

  • Experience with bi-directional data replication, clustering, and connection pooling

  • Experience with backup and restore methods

  • Experience testing and debugging code alongside software engineers

  • Strong SQL query writing and optimization skills

  • Strong troubleshooting, communication, and documentation skills

  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL Utilities

  • Ability to maintain multiple development, QA, and production PostgreSQL environments with strong experience in performance tuning on PostgreSQL

  • Ability to be on-call support in emergencies

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with hardware

  • Cassandra experience

  • Fluency with at least one procedural SQL language (i.e. PL/pgSQL, PL/SQL, etc.)

  • Experience with Python or C#

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services

  • Experience managing database systems within the game industry

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years