PostgreSQL Consultant - Contractor (Remote)

  • Percona
  • Madrid, Spain
  • 18 Sep, 2023
Full time

Job Description

As a PostgreSQL Consultant - Contractor, you'll get a chance to see and work on any database architecture you can imagine.  Our affiliates work on projects with a huge variety of companies, from internet startups to established brick and mortar publicly traded companies.  We are looking for individuals with a high level of experience in PostgreSQL technology, as well as someone who can step back and evaluate a customer’s full stack. 

This role is for EMEA time zones.

Project length may range from a couple of days to several weeks and will be mutually agreed upon prior to the start of work.


What does it take to be a Percona Affiliate?

  • 5+ years of experience administering PostgreSQL
  • 5+ years of experience performing architecture and design reviews, performance audits and performance troubleshooting
  • Strong Linux administration and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong knowledge of database architecture, internals, backup solutions, performance tuning, query optimization, & index tuning
  • Strong understanding of replication and experience with multiple high availability tools and methods
  • Strong working knowledge of Kubernetes and Operators
  • Ability to run remote and on-site training courses for Operators and developers as required
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to perform database and Linux systems consulting
  • Ability to talk to and collaborate with a customer, envision their problem, and whiteboard solutions
  • Ability to figure out how to implement true highly available systems, not just at the database level, but throughout the entire stack
  • Ability to troubleshoot methodically, identifying and applying fixes for known errors, and when necessary, capacity to think outside of the box to resolve complex issues
  •  Knowledgeable on a wide variety of technology, but the experience and wisdom to know when to use it and why
  • Ability to  talk low-level technical details or high level strategy depending on the situation


What will make you stand out:

  • Experience PostgreSQL
  • Galera / Percona XtraDB Cluster, HAProxy, ProxySQL, Orchestrator
  • Cloud Services such as AWS RDS/Aurora, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or hosting providers like Rackspace
  • Nagios, Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) and other monitoring tools
  • Configuration management solutions such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef
  • PHP, Java, Nodejs, Go, Python, Ruby, etc.
  • Networking, system administration, hardware, virtualization, containers, scripting, IO subsystems
  • Percona Toolkit suite
  • MyRocks 
  • Kubernetes / OpenShift / Docker
  • Professional certifications in MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
Location / Time zone: Remote work from home position that can be located anywhere within the Americas and Europe with the ability to travel to clients when needed and when it is safe.