Build/Release Engineer

About Percona

Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed 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.
Percona open source database expertise helps businesses avoid downtime and outages, meet customer experience expectations, foster operational and developer collaboration and manage enterprise risks through sound database architecture frameworks.
Discover what it means to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, and help solve some of the most challenging customer problems. We offer flexible hours, competitive salaries, the ability to work remote and the amazing experience of working with a multinational team of experts.


We are looking for a remote full-time Build/Release Engineer to join our team and help continue building Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM).  PMM is a free and open-source platform for monitoring and managing the performance of SQL/NoSQL based databases and servers or cloud instances. 

We are looking for a highly qualified and self-motivated Build/Release Engineer to enhance, manage and maintain our branch/build/release process for multiple products across multiple platforms.  This isn’t for anyone that just wants to maintain the status quo, we want you to ensure we’re following best practices but also working efficiently across our entire engineering department. We’re also in the midst of developing a SaaS component to our offering and will need someone capable of getting the build/release process off the ground as we strive to achieve CI/CD. 

Required Skills

  • Ability to create and maintain packaging for Redhat (rpm) and Debian (deb) based systems as well as Docker containers, OVF and AMI images
  • CI/CD process creation/enhancement for hands free deployments
  • Develop and automate tests for products and package verification
  • Monitor, log, analyze, and fix packaging related bugs
  • Further automate the current build processes/tasks and packaging testing setup
  • Resolve issues with internal repositories & implement new repositories as needed
  • Integrate new products and 3rd party softwares into Percona packages as needed
  • Design & implement solutions for package interdependencies 
  • Previous exposure to a large-scale build/release environment, or equivalent experience in, for example, a development, devops or DBA role. Preferably with extensive database-related exposure
  • Previous experience with make, cmake, cpack, yum & apt repositories
  • Proficiency in automating tasks, including shell scripting skills
  • Automation for builds using Jenkins , TravisCI or related  products
  • Experience  with GitHub integration
  • Proficiency with Docker and containerization
  • Good communicator & fluent in written and spoken English

Desired Skills

  • Ansible and/or other DevOps platforms
  • Amazon AWS EC2, CloudFormation, Spot Instances
  • Experience with Jenkins, GPG, JIRA, gdb, go
  • Proven success working in a distributed environment where email, Slack and voice calls are the only interactions with clients, colleagues and managers on a daily basis
  • System administration skills for other operating systems

Remote work from home openings require consistent and strong internet access.

HQ is in Durham, NC USA.  Staff members should be available if there is a need for any onsite trainings and/or events at any time.    

Note that your legal agreement will be with Percona Staffing LLC, a USA corporation and a subsidiary of Percona LLC.

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