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MySQL Engineer

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.

Description

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.

Percona’s Support Services team is responsible for the performance and availability of our customers’ most critical systems.  As a Support Engineer, you will serve as part of our team’s front line, providing our customers with friendly, helpful and responsive service via chat, e-mail and phone.  You will troubleshoot and resolve customer issues of any complexity.  You will serve as a subject matter expert in at least two key service areas, as an escalation point for complex issues, and a mentor for fellow team members.

Location:  Remote/work from home within any worldwide location as long as you can work 15:00 UTC to 23:00 UTC (AMERs hours) on a regular basis.  Please see time zone calculator here:  https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/.  5 day work week.  Participation with the on-call team schedule.  Access to a reliable high-speed internet connection is required.

Core skills

  • Good knowledge of both MySQL and InnoDB, including;

    • All aspects of configuration.

    • Performance tuning, query optimization, & index tuning.

    • Backup solutions such as XtraBackup, & mydumper.

    • HA solutions such as MHA.

    • Detailed understanding of monitoring requirements.

  • Demonstrable experience of administering Linux based systems.

  • 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.

  • Polite, friendly and professional; this position requires significant customer interaction and teamwork.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Desired skills

  • 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 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.

  • MongoDB installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.

  • Knowledge of RocksDB (expert knowledge would be outstanding but not required).


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.   
 

 

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