Buy Percona ServicesBuy Now!

MySQL DBA

About Percona

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.

Services Mission

The Percona Services group is responsible for the operational and technical delivery of the services included in the Percona products/services line. The Services group is focused on a high quality, efficient delivery of Percona services that result in high levels of customer satisfaction and retention and low operational costs.

Description

As a Remote DBA, you will troubleshoot and resolve customer issues related to DB systems availability and performance.  You will develop relationships with customers, comprehend and fulfill their needs, and maintain their satisfaction through regular communication and engagement with their environments.  You will perform technical work that requires planning and scheduling to ensure the best possible solution is delivered on time. You will react on incidents and provide solutions aiming at maintained environments improvements.

You will 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 we are vital to the success of their business.

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.

Core Skills and Expectations

  • Experience administrating MySQL server including;
    • aspects of installation and configuration.
    • basic performance tuning, query optimization & index tuning.
    • knowledge of MySQL backup solutions.
    • basic knowledge of HA solutions.
    • understanding of monitoring requirements.
  • Demonstrable experience of administering Linux based systems.
  • Ability to use scripting language for automation.
  • 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.
  • Ability to participate in the on-call rotation for operational issue escalation.
  • Polite, friendly and professional; this position requires significant customer interaction and teamwork.
  • Excellent and strong written and spoken English.

Desired Skills

  • CS degree or equivalent.
  • Proven success working in a distributed environment where e-mail, instant messaging and voice calls are the only interactions with clients, colleagues and managers on a daily basis.
  • Experience with Galera / XtraDB Cluster, & HAProxy.
  • Experience running on Cloud Services such as AWS and RDS or hosting providers like Rackspace.
  • Experience with Nagios, Percona Monitoring Plugins, Prometheus, and other monitoring tools.
  • Experience of configuration management solutions such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef.
  • Experience with tools from the Percona Toolkit suite.
  • MySQL DBA, MySQL Professional Certifications.

Regular Work Schedule

  • Monday through Friday from 7am UTC to 3pm UTC.  
  • Team has an on call schedule as well.

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

Apply Now
View All Available Positions

Visit Percona Store


General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please send us your question and someone will contact you.