Database Consultant (7-14-NA) EnterpriseDB
Bedford, MA preferred, but willing to let right candidate work out of a home office anywhere in the US with practical access to air travel.
EnterpriseDB (EDB) is the leading worldwide provider of Postgres software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly proprietary solutions and slash their database spend by 80% or more. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and Oracle compatibility, EDB software supports both mission and non-mission critical enterprise applications. More than 2,500 enterprises, governments and other organizations worldwide use EDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures.
EDB provides a range of products, including Postgres Plus Advanced Server, EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager, EDB Failover Manager and EDB xDB Replication Server.
We are looking for a customer-facing person who can work on-site and remotely with clients to deliver EnterpriseDB technical services. This includes understanding their business, developing recommendations, writing code, and delivering training where appropriate. The ideal candidate has a strong blend of people skills and in-depth knowledge of database deployments and communication skills, both written and verbal are as important as technical skills.
In addition to delivering technical services, the person in this role will provide feedback to sales and sales engineering for new business opportunities, as well as working with development engineering to help to define the evolution of our products.
Evaluate customer deployments of PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus and Postgres Plus Advanced Server and make recommendations on how to improve them.
Support customers in the development of custom Postgres-based applications
Deliver PostgreSQL Postgres Plus and Postgres Plus Advanced Server courses over the web and on site.
Perform database Migrations from Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL to PostgreSQL
Performance tune and make performance tuning recommendations to existing database deployments
Set up High Availability configurations using PostgreSQL
A qualified candidate must:
Have a Bachelor?s or Master?s of Science in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or equivalent experience
Have at least two years of DBA level experience on PostgreSQL or Oracle
Be well versed in SQL
Be familiar with database design and building applications for PostgreSQL, Oracle, or other databases
Have a general system administration and performance skills for Linux (Ubuntu, Centos, Redhat, or Debian), including facility with scripting
Have a working knowledge of MS Windows.
Must be a US citizen
Must be able to travel up to 60%+
Have strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience with any of the following is highly desirable:
Working directly with customers
Deploying open source software
Virtual teams and from remote office locations
Programming languages like C, PHP, python, Java or Ruby.
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