Remote MySQL DBA
Percona - Pleasanton, CA

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Remote DBA

Full Time

Min. Experience:
Mid Level

This position reports to the Director of Remote DBA. You will work remotely; there is no central office, and most people work from their homes. Some travel will be required for internal meetings. Access to a reliable high-speed internet connection is required.

Work in a fast paced environment where we are responsible for companies most critical systems. Customers count on us to keep their MySQL database running and are vital to the success of their business. We are creating a best of class reference architecture and push any learnings back into all of our customers with improved monitoring and new services.

Core skills

Polite, friendly and professional; this position requires significant customer interaction and team work

Knowledge of MySQL and InnoDB.

Knowledge of Linux systems administration, including expertise on filesystems, hardware, and networking.

Knowledge of LAMP technologies such as Apache, Memcached, and other popular F/OSS server software.

General programming and scripting abilities.

Proven success working in a distributed environment where e-mail, IRC and Skype are the only interactions with clients, colleagues and managers on a daily basis.

Excellent written and spoken English.

Ability to be on-call rotation for operations issue escalation

Ability to troubleshoot and correct complex issues

Suggest innovative ideas to fix ongoing operations issues and improve our services.

Desired skills

MySQL DBA, MySQL Professional Certifications.

Expert in transaction processing systems.

CS degree or equivalent

Experience with tools from the Percona Toolkit suite.

Expertise running on Cloud Services such as AWS and RDS or hosting providers like Rack Space

Supplemental MySQL technologies: XtraDB, XtraBackup

Technologies such as Nginx, Sphinx, HaProxy and other load balancers.

Knowledge of MySQL HA Solutions such as XtraDB cluster, MMM, MHA, Pacemaker/Corosync, PRM

Programming languages and development experience such as Python, Perl, C/C++, PHP.

Expierience with sysbench; Nagios, Percona Monitoring Plugins and other monitoring tools

Discover what it means to work with the smartest people in the industry, solving the most challenging problems our customers can dream up and throw at you. Work from home, with minimal required travel. Great benefits, flexible hours, and a chance to be part of a company that's changing the industry.

Percona provides expert development, consulting, support, training and remote dba services for MySQL and LAMP stack environments. We are a family-friendly, bootstrapped company that’s privately owned, with no plans to go public or be acquired. This makes Percona feel very different from many high-tech companies. It means we’re working hard to succeed, but at the same time, success means we all benefit — not just a few people at the top. We believe in compensating people according to their contribution to the company. We work from home, interacting through Skype, IRC, and email. Once a year we have an all-company meeting, including family members, children and significant others. We frequently get together in small groups at conferences or for business meetings.

At Percona, we focus on our customers' and users' needs. We're making the world a better place through open-source projects such as XtraDB and Percona toolkit. We believe that knowledge wants to be free.