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With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona is the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL® and MongoDB® across traditional and cloud-based platforms. Percona provides Software, Support, Consulting, and Managed Services to large, well-known global brands such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Rent the Runway and the BBC, as well as smaller enterprises looking to maximize application performance while streamlining database efficiencies. Well established as thought leaders, Percona experts author content for the Percona Database Performance Blog and the Percona Live Open Source Database Conferences draw attendees and expert technical speakers from around the world.

Discover what it means to work with the smartest people in the industry, solving the most challenging problems our customers can throw at you. We offer flexible hours, competitive salaries and a great experience of working on a multinational team of experts.


Percona is looking for Sherlock Holmes to join our support team.  As one of our expert code detectives you will be helping us analyze, verify, and debug customer and community low level problems.  You will use your master skills to troubleshoot and analyze stacktraces, core dumps, and performance regressions and save the day for customers.   If you love solving mysteries and spending time tracing elusive crashes and performance issues, call us!

Technical Skills:

  • C/C++
  • GDB
  • Deep understanding of the Linux Kernel
  • I/O Optimization
  • OS Tuning & Optimization
  • Valgrind
  • General linux performance tooling (vmstat/iostat/pidstat/perf/etc)
  • In-depth MySQL knowledge
  • InnoDB
  • Replication
  • Load Testing Tools
  • MySQL test suite (MTR)
  • Strong knowledge of other common languages:  Python,Ruby,PHP, Go
  • Knowledge of RocksDB (expert knowledge would be outstanding but not required)

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