Associate Remote Database Administrator

  • Full Time
  • USA

Website MariaDB Corporation Ab

MariaDB is making a big impact on the world. Whether you’re checking your bank account, buying a coffee, shopping online, making a phone call, listening to music, taking out a loan or ordering takeout – MariaDB is the backbone of applications used everyday. Companies small and large, including 75% of the Fortune 500, run MariaDB, touching the lives of billions of people. With massive reach through Linux distributions, enterprise deployments and public clouds, MariaDB is uniquely positioned as the leading database for modern application development.

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? Do you want to become an expert Database Administrator (DBA)? 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, fixing things when they break, helping design new architectures and implement best practices, performing upgrades, configuring and monitoring backups, assisting 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.


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 the Remote DBA team
Ability to be on call as needed to guarantee customer SLAs
Manage SkySQL customers across cloud environments
Provide coverage during designated schedule
Tues-Sat or Sun-Thurs shift preferred
Ability to travel internationally for company-related meetings

Passion for serving customers and solving technical problems
Experience with MariaDB/MySQL and surrounding tools
Knowledge of SQL query writing and optimization
Knowledge of database design, administration, development or architecture
Understanding of various high availability environments and technologies
Very strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Comfortable working remotely (equipment provided)
Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
Bonus Experience and Skills

Experience in a 24×7 support environment
Proficient with multiple backup utilities (mydumper, MariaDB Backup, Xtrabackup, mysqldump, etc.)
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
United States

The ideal shift rota preferred will be Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday. Other flexible schedules with weekend coverage desirable.

What’s in It for You?

Impact the world of technology by pushing the boundaries of technology and business models, working at MariaDB. Be part of a game-changing organization that encourages outside-the-box thinking, values empowerment, and is truly shaping the future of the software industry. You’ll be collaborating with high-caliber colleagues around the world, offering unparalleled learning and growth opportunities. We provide a very competitive compensation package, 25 days paid annual leave (plus holidays), stock options, a massive degree of flexibility and freedom, and more.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application along with your resume/CV.

MariaDB does not sponsor work visas or relocation.

MariaDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MariaDB is an equal opportunities employer.

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