MySQL Consultant

Title: MySQL Consultant

Location: APAC

Type: Remote Full-time

Workplace: remote

Category: Professional Services

JobDescription:

Percona is a respected thought leader in the open source community. We provide services and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and MariaDB to open source users globally. We offer flexible hours, the ability to work remotely, and the amazing experience of working with a multinational team of experts.

Do you want to be part of an exceptional team that provides technical leadership and direction to clients to deliver successful business outcomes? Do you love being (or want to be) an active influencer, and contributor in the open-source world?

Percona is seeking an experienced MySQL individual who can help us grow our amazing, and well-respected Professional Services team. You will get a chance to see and work on a diverse range of database architectures from a variety of angles. Our team develops relationships with our clients, and implements solutions with high customer satisfaction through primarily remote engagements. Our team also plays an active role in the open source community, from blogs, code contributions, participation in the Percona product life cycle and direction, to webinars, and even conference participation. Percona is a collaborative company where your voice matters, and the well being and development of its teams is a high priority.

What You Will Do:

  • Perform MySQL/MariaDB professional services for clients.
  • Effectively assess not only the dynamics of the technology, but also the people managing it.
  • Create multiple types of documentation, whiteboard solutions, and conduct knowledge sharing as required to ensure the client understands and is satisfied with the solution.
  • Seamlessly maneuver between talking low-level technical details or high level strategy depending on the situation.
  • Maintain proficiency with consulting tools, software, and standard operating procedures.
  • Be an active thought leader for the external community via monthly blogging, quarterly webinars, and conference talks/tutorials.
  • Be an active technical leader via contributions to our public forums, email lists, and monthly publishing of KB articles.
  • Participate in the product life-cycle such as, providing use cases/problem statements, product feedback, bug identification, recommendations for feature requests.
  • Ability to travel on average up to 15% of the year.

What You Have Done:

  • 5+ years of MySQL administration, including but not limited to the following areas: InnoDB configuration, performance tuning, query optimization, index tuning, setup and configuration of backups, high availability, and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Experience with high availability tools e.g. load balancers, HAProxy, ProxySQL, Orchestrator.
  • 3+ years of Linux administration experience, including performing hands-on work in the areas of networking, hardware, virtualization, containers, scripting, and IO subsystems.
  • Experience performing the following types of efforts: architecture and design reviews, performance audits, and database migrations.
  • Comfortable speaking to non-technical and technical management/executives in delivering recommendations.
  • Strong scripting/shell skills e.g. Python, PHP, Go, Bash.
  • Production-based experience with both on-premise, and cloud environments (e.g. Amazon RDS, Google Cloud SQL), including with customers that run database environments across multiple datacenters/regions, and manage large datasets.

What will make you stand out:

  • Experience performing the following types of efforts: architecture and design reviews, performance audits, and database migrations.
  • Experience with Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Vagrant, Consul, etc.
  • Experience with training development and public speaking experience.
  • Demonstration of active thought leadership in the MySQL/MariaDB community (blogs, conference talks, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret MySQL code for the purpose of debugging and troubleshooting.
  • Cross-over experience with MongoDB, PostgreSQL or ClickHouse.
  • Experience working with cloud-native applications and containerization technologies e.g. Docker and KubernetesMySQL, AWS, Google Cloud, and/or Microsoft Azure certifications.

Why Percona?

At Percona, we believe an open world is a better world. Our mission is to enable everyone to innovate freely, by providing the best open source database software, support, and services. We make databases and applications run better through a unique combination of expertise and open source software built with the community for you. Our technical teams are experts in MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB.

Percona is proud to be a remote-only and globally dispersed workforce – we have colleagues in more than 50 countries! We offer a collaborative, highly-engaged culture where your ideas are welcome and your voice is heard.

Our staff receives generous benefits including flexible work hours and various paid time off programs, all your equipment for your remote office, funds for career development (external training, certifications, conferences), ongoing connectivity allowances, and the opportunity to participate in our equity incentive plan. We also have benefits that support a healthy work/life balance such as The Percona Adventure Team, Work-from-Anywhere, FlowDays, FryDays, and overall flexibility. We also support being socially responsible through our PAVE volunteering program and Women Transforming Technology.

If you love the idea of working with a high-growth tech company that is one of the best in the business and known globally as a leader in the open-source database space, let’s talk!

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