MariaDB Engineer

Open Query Pty Ltd provides its customers with high level of MariaDB / MySQL and related system administration support.

Most work is done remotely and working from home is a preferred method.

Work includes

  • Ad-hoc, planned and preventative maintenance on customers’ MariaDB / MySQL databases;
  • Advising and assisting customers on setups of MariaDB / MySQL databases and schemas;
  • Writing scripts and configuring webservers and related software;
  • Documentation.

Optional other activities

  • Development of training materials, tutorials, how-tos, short articles;
  • Assisting Open Source projects and public forums with expertise;
  • Speaking and helping out at user groups and conferences;
  • Teaching highly interactive Open Query course days for MySQL/MariaDB and related technologies.

Why OpenQuery?

  • Be part of a professional and supportive team;
  • Great flexibility in working hours/locations, we care that the work done, not from where.

Job essentials

  • Advanced practical skills in:
    • MariaDB/MySQL schema/query design;
    • MariaDB/MySQL Server tuning;
    • MariaDB/MySQL Replication (MMM, Corosync/Pacemaker, Galera);
  • Shell and Perl scripting experience;
  • Strong skills in system and network administration (mainly RHEL/Debian based Linux);
  • Expertise in common development and deployment infrastructure (Linode, AWS);
  • Configuration and management of:
    • Puppet;
    • Apache, nginx;
    • Memcached;
    • PHP, Java, Ruby and other scripting language environments;
  • Good communication skills with excellent written and verbal English;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently;
  • Team player.

Highly regarded extras

  • Comfortable public speaker;
  • Ability to teach/lecture about database administration.

When you work away from the office we require you to

  • Preferably live in Australia or New Zealand with permission to work;
  • People based in the Sydney, Melbourne or Perth areas are particularly encouraged to apply;
  • Have the freedom to travel without restriction;
  • Have a reliable internet connection.

Sounds good! What next?

Please see the information and instructions on our main jobs page.