733 day(s) ago

Database Engineer - MySQL vacancy at Percona

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Worldwide
English: Intermediate, Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Full-time


United States, Durham
Percona is an industry leader in providing elite services, training and software for MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB®, PostgreSQL® and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments. Our services and software accommodate rapid growth and application development, help companies develop and deploy agile solutions and improve your ability to keep up with customer needs.


You’ll be teaming with some of the most well known database experts in the industry who are even better teammates, friends and mentors. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your own skills and become more powerful than you can possibly imagine…. with databases.
This is not a boring, entry-level role where you’ll just be triaging the boring and monotonous. Your main responsibility will be helping our customers’ DBA teams when they need expert assistance. You’ll do that by gathering relevant data and investigating issues to provide a detailed analysis of your findings in a digestible format by email, instant message or voice. For more serious and production impacting issues, you’ll perform screen sharing sessions to help them quickly navigate and resolve issues.

When you’re not fixing things, you’ll be authoring new blog posts on interesting topics for our open-source community to digest, answering questions on our forum, creating new articles in our customer facing knowledge base for more frequently seen issues, and hosting webinars amongst other things.

This is a remote role, so you can be located anywhere in the world. All you need is a decent, stable internet connection.


Exceptional knowledge of both MySQL and InnoDB
Be a wizard with databases and associated technical configurations
Knowledgeable about performance tuning, query optimization and index tuning
Experience with backup solutions such as XtraBackup and MyDumper
Experience with HA solutions such as MHA
Detailed understanding of monitoring requirements
Demonstrable experience of administering Linux based systems
Ability to troubleshoot methodically, identifying and applying fixes for known errors, and when necessary, capacity to think outside of the box to resolve complex issues
Enthused to expand your skillset with new technologies as the industry continues to evolve
Availability to travel for the occasional team meeting, conference and customer visit
Excellent written and spoken English and ability to work effectively with English-speaking customers

Skills considered as a good plus

Galera / XtraDB Cluster, & HAProxy
Cloud Services such as AWS and RDS or hosting providers like Rackspace
Nagios, Percona Monitoring Plugins (PMM) and other monitoring tools
Configuration management solutions such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef
Percona Toolkit suite
MySQL DBA Professional Certifications
Kubernetes / OpenShift / Docker

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