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Database Administrator (PostgreSQL)

100% Remote (EST)

6-month CTH

W2 Only



Brooksource’s federal client, one of the largest non-profit research institutes, is actively seeking a skilled PostgreSQL Database Administrator for a remote position. As a PostgreSQL DBA, you will play a pivotal role in the design, implementation, support, and upgrades of PostgreSQL databases, with a specific focus on Cloud SQL within the Google Cloud environment. This role demands expertise in PostgreSQL database administration and a strong background in cloud-based solutions. If you are a PostgreSQL Database Administrator with a passion for cloud-based solutions and a desire to contribute to impactful research initiatives, we encourage you to apply below!



·        Design, configure, deploy, and support PostgreSQL databases both on-premise and in Google Cloud.

·        Collaborate on database development functions, including query optimization and schema design.

·        Perform essential database admin tasks such as backups, restores, maintenance, and security configurations.

·        Utilize Linux scripting in a production environment for automation and efficiency.

·        Lead installations and upgrades, leveraging experience with various Linux Operating Systems.

·        Deploy and maintain systems using desired state configuration tools such as Terraform.

·        Actively engage in project leadership, ensuring successful initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure.

·        Conduct infrastructure needs assessments and evaluate new technologies to enhance and maintain core and enterprise infrastructure.

·        Provide expert analysis + support for troubleshooting apps, operating systems, maintenance, and installations.

·        Engage external vendors as needed to solve complex problems or bugs.

·        Act as a key member of the Infrastructure Team, providing monitoring, investigation, and ongoing support for Google Cloud environment, Linux systems, databases, and storage.

·        Occasional after-hours support may be required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with 10 years of experience as a PostgreSQL Database Administrator or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Proven expertise in PostgreSQL database administration.
  • Experience with other databases such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Oracle.
  • Experience working in a Google Cloud environment, including CloudSQL and GKE.
  • Strong experience with Linux operating systems (Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS, etc.).
  • Ability to troubleshoot & fix complex issues with server hardware, operating systems, databases, and software.
  • Effective documentation skills for technical designs and solutions.



  • Familiarity with desired state configuration tools, especially Terraform.
  • Strong scripting skills in Bash and Python.
  • Experience with containerization.
  • Proficient in automation practices, including experience with Git and CI/CD.
  • Proficiency with Kubernetes and related deployment tools (Flux and Kustomize).
  • Background in a scientific environment is a plus.


About EEG: Eight Eleven Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, disability, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

IT Infrastructure Admin Columbus, OH

Brooksource is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Benefits & Perks:

Eight Eleven Group offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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