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Quality Engineer (MySQL)





At Percona, we take pride in delivering stable and reliable software to our users. We are looking for a flexible and efficient Quality Engineer to join the Percona MySQL team. In this role, you will support our distributed engineering team by maintaining and improving the quality of our software products as part of the release process and in an ongoing fashion. This includes tasks such as analyzing and reporting defects captured by our automated testing frameworks, as well as defining and implementing new test cases, and improving and scaling our testing capabilities and infrastructure.

Percona Server for MySQL is a high-performance and scalable version of MySQL that includes a storage engine based on InnoDB, and MyRocks/TokuDB write-optimized storage engines for modern SSD-based servers. Percona XtraDB Cluster is an active/active high availability and high scalability open source solution for MySQL clustering.

Discover what it means to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, who also know how to have fun and are always willing to lend a helping hand. We offer flexible hours, the ability to work remotely, and the amazing experience of working with a multinational team of experts.

What You Will Do:

  • Contribute to the DevOps and release management lifecycle which includes coordinating, testing, and the management of releases in collaboration with the Percona server engineering teams.
  • Evaluate and improve Percona products and new features based on the test plan, locating product issues & bugs.
  • Monitor and analyze/log failures of automated regression, performance, packaging, and/or other automated test systems.
  • Perform monitoring and improving Percona’s automation testing systems & infrastructure.
  • Research and recommend tools, behaviors, and strategies for improving test processes.
  • Utilize scripting languages such as Shell or Python to enhance testing and improve automation.

What You Have Done:

  • Solid debugging skills and experience (e.g., analyzing log files, spotting patterns).
  • Good knowledge of test methods in agile software development environments.
  • Familiar with established test tools as well as with methods for test automation.
  • Experience with tools for tracking and documenting development processes (JIRA, Notion, git) is an advantage.
  • Solid Linux sysadmin skills (e.g., adding/removing software, enabling/disabling services, general Unix/Linux CLI tools).
  • Working with automation tools (Ansible, Jenkins, CI/CD).
  • Automating tasks using Shell or other scripting languages.
  • Experience with networking, hardware, file systems, server connectivity, etc.
  • Good communicator & fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Quick learner and a great team player.

What will make you stand out:

  • Previous exposure and experience in database-related technologies, for example, in a DBA, support or development role.
  • Experience with compiling/building/packaging/release engineering/yum/apt.
  • Coding skills in any language, preferably C/C++.
  • Previous experience with container or virtualization environments.
  • Proven success working in a distributed environment.
  • Tertiary studies degree or certifications related to core skills.
  • Supplemental MySQL technologies.

We encourage individuals who may not meet all the listed requirements to still apply. We are committed to investing in people who demonstrate potential and unique perspectives.

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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