Yelp 36 reviews - San Francisco, CA

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Yelp is looking for elite MySQL Database Administrators at the mid and senior levels who are excited about pushing the limits of MySQL on a website with over 102M+ unique users. The MySQL DBA is responsible for the optimization, performance, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing operation of Yelp's databases. This role also includes the architecture and implementation of databases and tables for new features, monitoring, capacity planning, and security.


Optimize and tune MySQL and InnoDB performance to keep our site fast!

Install, configure, and maintain MySQL instances in production

Configure and support replication

Continually improve monitoring, perform database capacity and usage planning

Manage backup and restore, maintaining runbooks & planning for disaster recovery

Assist developers with query tuning and schema design

Write and maintain scripts to automate tasks


Solid understanding of MySQL Server and InnoDB storage engine

Familiarity with MySQL replication, configuration, and strategies

Demonstrated experience with relational database performance tuning and capacity planning (preferably with MySQL)

Strong systems administration and automation skills

Strong command of your favorite scripting and/or programming language. Yelp mostly uses bash and python, but we try to treat all Turing Complete languages equally

Min. BS Computer Science or equivalent

Min. 2 years experience as a DBA or equivalent

Excellent communication skills

A sense of humor!


Knowledge and enthusiasm around all things Percona Server

InnoDB internals/debugging/tuning experience, and hankering to do more

Experience at a large-scale consumer internet site

Experience with distributed database systems

Passion for experiments, trying new things, and developing tools

Interested in applying? Sweet! Share with us why you want to work at Yelp, and don't forget to mention any side projects, open source contributions, and personal websites/blogs.

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