September 25, 2019

Pecan Street Inc. seeks a Database Administrator to be part of its award-winning team innovating solutions for intelligent energy management and drought mitigation. The selected candidate will work with the nation’s largest research database on customer electricity use, water consumption, solar panel generation and electric vehicle charging, joining a talented team that has deep experience in consumer electronics and software development.

The selected candidate will work out of Pecan Street’s state-of-the-art, green-built lab in Austin’s Mueller community and will be part of a passionate, dynamic team that works on a range of exciting programs in partnership with public and private entities.

The Database Administrator will be responsible for using SQL to run queries to meet data requests, incorporate data into Postgres SQL database, and perform database management. Required: Master’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology (IT), Computer Science, or related discipline (employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of progressive IT experience in lieu of a Master’s degree). Applicant’s IT experience must include proficiency with PostgresSQL, Python scripting, web development, JavaScript, HTML, Linux, and PHP.

About Pecan Street Inc.

Unlike any other organization, Pecan Street is focused on advancing university research and accelerating innovation in water, energy, and transportation. We provide utilities, technology companies and university researchers access to the world’s best data on consumer energy and water consumption behavior, testing and verification of technology solutions, and commercialization services to help them bring their innovations to market faster. We help prepare technically-focused students for careers with industry, and we help them conduct research that will change the world.

The solution to our water and energy challenge will require a mixture of new technologies but it will first require a detailed understanding of customers’ water and energy use behavior. Pecan Street’s research addresses technology and behavior and how the two interact. Our ambition is to provide the companies, researchers and organizations that will lead the way toward a more efficient, customer-driven energy and water system, with the research, analysis and insights they need to be successful.

Pecan Street’s lab is a green-built facility where companies of all sizes can develop, test and validate a wide range of products and services. The lab also houses Pecan Street’s secure data center, which powers Dataport – Pecan Street’s interactive web portal to access, visualize, analyze and discuss the organization’s unique data.

Benefits

Benefits are competitive and include:

  • health insurance requiring no contribution from the employee including dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and affordable family plans;
  • 401(k) retirement planning;
  • 15 days of annual paid-time off plus 10 additional holidays; and,
  • 3 months of fully paid maternity and paternity leave.

Application Process

Please apply at https://www.pecanstreet.org/apply/.