Senior Postgres Database Administrator

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Permanent Full-Time
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Vancouver, BC
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Your Role:

Your Role:

The Senior Postgres Database Administrator is responsible for the performance, integrity, security, monitoring, maintenance and support of Global Relay's Production Postgres database systems.

This includes contributing to the on-going development, installation, configuration, support, and maintenance of database scripts, custom reports, data extracts, storage/capacity planning, performance tuning, and optimization to ensure the highest level of database and application performance.


Your Job: 


  • Perform routine archiving, security, and auditing related tasks, according to applicable policies and procedures
  • Support client database functions, including data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) services
  • Monitor, support, and maintain all internal and external databases
  • Provide management reports, customer reports, and data extracts
  • Conduct research and analysis to contribute to the on-going improvement of  database performance, functionality, and availability
  • Assist in the planning and execution of database related maintenance and upgrades
  • Assist with space management initiatives and database migration projects
  • Ensure that all issues in staging and production environments are addressed quickly
  • Contribute and provide support for the development and build of database systems of high availability and quality based on business and product requirements
  • Make recommendations on existing and future storage and system infrastructure
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and assistance to end-users
  • Assist with the enforcement of documented database policies, procedures and standards
  • Monitor database capacity and efficiency


About You:


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with PostgreSQL database administration
  • Experience in database architecture modeling, design, and implementation
  • Knowledge of database performance tuning and query optimization
  • Ability to work with agile teams to support dynamic and high-availability environments
  • Strong knowledge of database backups/restores, clustering, mirroring, and replication
  • Experience in documentation and presentation of technical tasks and implementation plans
  • Previous experience working in an environment with formally structured IT Operational processes including work request ticket management, incident management, change management, problem management
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships, working effectively in a team environment and independently as needed 
  • Ability to adapt to change and work well under pressure, while multi-tasking and managing numerous projects 
  • Ability to take on internal operational initiatives as a prime or lead
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong organizational, problem solving, and documentation skills
  • Database certification and service management certifications such as ITIL are considered an asset
  • Experience running and supporting a global 24x7 internet based service or product is considered an asset
  • Solid understanding of networking/firewall concepts and their role within an application development environment is considered an asset




About Us:

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, information governancesurveillance, and eDiscovery solutions to the global financsector. We help financial services firms preserve and supervise their communications data for regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and litigation readiness. We deliver our services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Our market-leading archiving service supports email, instant messaging, text, market data chat, social media, enterprise social networking, voice, trade data, websites, and more. Recently, we also launched a compliant messaging platform specifically for the finance industry.


Our Global Operations & Development Center is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition, we have offices in six other cities across the world, including major financial centers like New York, Chicago, and London.


Over the years, we have won several major awards, including:

  • Company of the Year from the BC Tech Association
  • Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
  • Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
  • Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Platinum
  • Technology Fast 50 – Leadership

We provide fantastic opportunities to individuals passionate about business and technology. For those with international business aspirations, we offer invaluable opportunities for doing business with some of the world’s largest, most influential firms. Our company is also perfect for those who want to create cool technology using massively scalable, big-data architecture, with a strong focus on mobile.


To learn more about our business, culture, and community involvement, visit


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