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Database Administrator

MariaDB


2 weeks ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (North America Only)

Hiring from: North America Only

Category: Data


The Opportunity

Do you love the challenge of new and interesting problems? Do you have a knack for automating anything you have to do more than twice? If you answered yes, then you'll love working on our Remote DBA team at MariaDB as we grow our exciting SkySQL cloud platform solution.

The Remote DBA team works with customers around the world. Each customer's deployments and challenges are unique, offering something new day after day. You will help our customers succeed by delivering expert-level Remote DBA services including database monitoring, making recommendations to improve performance and durability, fix things when they break, help design new architectures and implement best practices, perform upgrades, configure and monitor backups, assist with recoveries, and other related DBA-level tasks as needed. You will utilize advanced troubleshooting skills and creative problem-solving capabilities. You must be self-motivated and capable of working autonomously.

We are a “virtual” team, distributed globally, telecommuting via the Internet. We make heavy use of email, Slack, the web, ssh, and similar “remote” technologies. Prior experience in this form of working environment is ideal.

Because we must provide coverage to our customers 24x7x365, this position does occasionally involve work on nights, weekends, and holidays, however, we leverage our global team to minimize the impact as much as possible.

North America work location is very flexible. MariaDB does not sponsor relocation or work visas.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform DBA activities remotely with customers around the world
  • Automate various DBA tasks
  • Set up monitoring and other activities on customer servers
  • Perform periodic health checks and reports on customer systems
  • Participate in the community by blogging and other social media
  • Help the MariaDB team build tools and enhancements around MariaDB
  • Help improve practices and common methodologies for Remote DBA team
  • Ability to be on-call as needed to guarantee customer SLAs
  • Manage SkySQL customers across cloud environments
  • Provide coverage during the day in APAC and/or EMEA time zones
  • Ability to travel internationally for company-related meetings

 

Qualifications

  • Passion for serving customers and solving technical problems
  • Expert knowledge of MariaDB/MySQL and surrounding tools
  • Experience in a 24×7 support environment
  • Strong knowledge of SQL query writing and optimization
  • Strong knowledge of database design, administration, and architecture
  • In-depth knowledge of various high availability environments and technologies
  • Proficient with multiple backup utilities (mydumper, MariaDB Backup, Xtrabackup, mysqldump, etc.)
  • Very strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable working remotely (equipment provided)
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills

 

Bonus Experience/Skills

  • Prior MariaDB, Percona, or MySQL Support Engineer experience
  • Previous experience working remotely
  • Proficient in one or more scripting language (bash, python, Go, etc.)
  • Sysadmin experience (Linux, Windows, etc)
  • Working knowledge of other database systems (Oracle, MS SQL Server, Postgres, RDS/Aurora, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Contributions to open-source software in the MariaDB/MySQL ecosystem
  • Experience with other MariaDB products such as MaxScale, ColumnStore, Cluster/Galera, Clustrix, etc.
  • Proficient with virtualization software (Xen, Virtualbox, Vmware, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud offerings
  • Experience with automation toolsets
  • Experience with containers and Kubernetes
  • MariaDB/MySQL monitoring software experience
  • MariaDB and/or MySQL certifications

 

Location

North America

MariaDB does not sponsor work visas or relocation. MariaDB is an equal opportunity employer.

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

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