At Traction Ag, we’re not just redefining farm management; we’re revolutionizing it through our all-encompassing, cloud-based software solutions. With an innovative and forward-thinking approach that seamlessly integrates farm accounting, payroll, and a suite of agronomic tools and empowers progressive farmers to unlock true operational efficiency and profitability, we’re setting new standards in the industry. Our commitment lies in providing unparalleled insights into the cost of production, inventory tracking, and detailed profitability analysis, all designed to elevate the modern agricultural enterprise.

Traction Ag is actively seeking a Sr. Database Administrator with expertise in Postgres to join our growing Engineering team. This role requires an individual who can ensure optimal performance, reliability, and security of our databases, directly impacting the efficiency of farm management across the country.

What You’ll Do

  • Database Optimization: Tune and optimize Postgres database performance using advanced techniques to support high transaction volume and complex query workloads.
  • Maintenance & Upgrades: Perform regular database maintenance tasks, including backups, restoration, and upgrades, ensuring no downtime for clients.
  • Security: Establish and maintain robust database security practices, including but not limited to role-based access controls, encryption, and vulnerability assessments.
  • Problem-Solving: Quickly address database-related incidents and provide long-term solutions to prevent recurrence.
  • Capacity Planning: Analyze and predict future database capacity requirements and proactively plan for scalable solutions.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams to understand data needs and deliver infrastructure that supports enterprise applications.
  • Innovation: Continuously explore and integrate emerging database technologies and methodologies to enhance Traction Ag’s data offerings.

How You’ll Qualify

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in database administration with at least 3 years of deep technical expertise in PostgreSQL.
  • Proven experience in managing large-scale databases, mainly serving cloud-based SaaS products.
  • Expert understanding of SQL, query analysis, and performance tuning in Postgres.
  • Firm grasp of database principles, backup and recovery techniques, and replication strategies.
  • Expertise in PostgreSQL database management, tuning, backup, and recovery.
  • Competency in SQL and PL/pgSQL programming languages.
  • Proficiency in managing database security, replication, and scalability issues.
  • Familiarity with cloud services (e.g., AWS) and the ability to work with diverse database technologies (e.g., MySQL, MongoDB).
  • Experience with Linux and shell scripting.
  • Knowledge of modern database monitoring tools and techniques.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment while maintaining high standards of accuracy and confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, capable of conveying complex information in a straightforward, understandable manner.
  • A keen interest in agriculture technology and a passion for leveraging data to solve real-world problems.

What We Offer

  • Remote First Environment
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Competitive and cost-effective benefits plans – Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plans with Company Match
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

Joining Traction Ag is like planting a seed in the fertile ground – the growth potential is immense. Here, your work will sprout, bloom, and bear the fruit of impact in an industry that feeds the world.

We’re more than just a software company. We’re a team committed to making a real difference in the agricultural sector. We empower farmers with real-time data and mobile-friendly tools to make informed decisions, optimize operations, and boost profitability. As part of our team, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of farming and be supported in your own growth and development. So, are you ready to embark on this exciting journey with us? Apply today!

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