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Senior Database Consultant/Architect

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

This position reports to a regional Director of Consulting. You will work remotely; there is no central office, and most people work from their homes. Travel will be required, both for onsite projects and internal meetings. Access to a reliable high-speed Internet connection is required. 

Core Job Duties:

  • MySQL and Linux systems consulting
  • Professional Development  - Skills, knowledge and processes
  • Marketing activities - blogging, conference attendance, etc
  • Administrative Work

MySQL Specific Requirements:

  • 5+ Years MySQL Administration
  • Understanding of replication and high availability tools and methods
  • Query tuning
  • Problem solver skills
  • Strong understanding of Innodb
  • Strong Shell skills
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot in a linux environment

General Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel often, up to 50%
  • able to take direction and work through defined processes
  • Do what is best for the company
  • Willingness to work odd-hours/weekend
  • Participates on the on-call list
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to spend their time learning and innovating
  • Constant desire to improve themselves
  • Problem solver who can think for themselves
  • Attention to detail

Location/Time zone: Europe time zones and Eastern time zones

Travel per year: 1 team meeting, usually 1 conference, more if desired

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