Lead Database Administrator (Postgres / Oracle)

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This role can be based remotely in Canada 

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"At BMC trust is not just a word - it's a way of life!" 

We are an award-winning, equal opportunity, culturally diverse, fun place to be. Giving back to the community drives us to be better every single day. Our work environment allows you to balance your priorities, because we know you will bring your best every day. We will champion your wins and shout them from the rooftops. Your peers will inspire, drive, support you, and make you laugh out loud!  

We help our customers free up time and space to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise that conquers the opportunities ahead - and are relentless in the pursuit of innovation! 
Our SaaS Ops department focuses on delivering SaaS excellence and a great SaaS experience for our customers. We continuously grow by adding and implementing the most cutting-edge technologies and investing in Innovation! Our team is a global and versatile group of professionals, so if you’re looking for a place where your ideas will be heard – this is the place for you!

We are looking for a passionate and highly experienced PostgreSQL Database Administrator to help build the next-gen data migration and Automation platform in the cloud and assist on-Prem to cloud migrations from SQL Server and Oracle DB to PostgreSQL.


  • You will be responsible for implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of system health for high-concurrency PostgreSQL database systems ensuring the availability and consistent performance, supporting product development teams.
  • Build high-scale data pipelines and data infrastructure for migrating SQL Server and Oracle DB to PostgreSQL on-prem and in the cloud.
  • Resolve database performance and scalability issues and implement Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Design and implement scalable database schemas and configurations, File system layout, Physical partitioning, Sharding and Replication, incremental backups, Restores, and recovery models.
  • Implement High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for PostgreSQL.
  • Develop DevOps policies and procedures as it relates to PostgreSQL.
  • Manage PostgreSQL databases through multiple product lifecycle environments, from development to mission-critical production systems dealing with upgrades.
  • Independently analyze, solve, and correct issues in real-time, providing problem resolution end-to-end.
  • Refine and automate regular processes, tracks issues, and documents changes.
  • Assists developers with complex query tuning and schema refinement.
  • Provide on-call support, as part of team rotation, for critical production systems.
  • Perform pre-scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities after hours.
  • Coordinate resources to support and complete priority projects, tasks and on-call activities.
  • Share domain and technical expertise, providing technical mentorship and cross-training to other peers and team members.
  • Design and implement a complex system to combine and merge data from multiple database servers into a target database.
  • Create complex queries to produce materialized views collating data from multiple servers based on which server is deemed authoritative for each record.
  • Tune performance of source and target servers to ensure performance is maintained even after replication/merge engine is added.

What we need from you:

  • Very strong experience with PostgreSQL, it should have been your primary database over the last few years.
  • Ability to obtain Secret Security Clearance.
  • Deep understanding of systems performance in PostgreSQL, and advanced knowledge of Postgres internals.
  • Experience with system performance counters and metrics relevant to the operation of high-concurrency PostgreSQL implementations.
  • Very strong experience with query optimization
  • Strong experience with Oracle and/or SQL Server throughout your career.
  • Experience implementing high availability systems by setting up either streaming replication or logical replication and decoding.
  • Expertise implementing Foreign Data Wrappers to sync data across multiple PostgreSQL servers and Advanced query tuning for large data sets.
  • Knowledge on how to optimize queries/schemas.
  • Knowledge on backup, High Availability solutions and strategies
  • Ability to troubleshoot methodically, identify and applying fixes for known errors, and when necessary, capacity to think outside of the box to resolve complex issues.

Nice to have experience:

  • Specific experience in complex large data architectures using AWS Aurora PostgreSQL and AWS data lake (S3 and Glue) with IAM roles and KMS key encryption.
  • Understand automation concepts to speed up the work using Ansible.
  • Opensource contributions to PostgreSQL



Our commitment to you! 


BMC’s culture is built around its people. We have 6000+ brilliant minds working together across the globe. You won’t be known just by your employee number, but for your true authentic self. BMC lets you be YOU! 


If after reading the above, You’re unsure if you meet the qualifications of this role but are deeply excited about BMC and this team, we still encourage you to apply! We want to attract talents from diverse backgrounds and experience to ensure we face the world together with the best ideas! 


BMC is committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, age, sex, creed, color, religion, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender,  gender expression,  gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, disabled veteran or status as a protected veteran.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, visit the accommodation request page.

BMC Software maintains a strict policy of not requesting any form of payment in exchange for employment opportunities, upholding a fair and ethical hiring process.
The annual base salary range represents the low and high end of the BMC salary range for this position. Actual salaries depend on a wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training, licensure, and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. 

The range listed is just one component of BMC's employee compensation package. Other rewards may include a variable plan and country specific benefits.

At BMC, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at /near the top of the range. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $97,500 - $162,500

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