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WANTED: MySQL DBA Rockstar (Remote Opportunity)
Posted by: Shawn Rogers
Date: April 03, 2014 11:15AM

Why Pythian?

Pythian is a global data systems and outsourcing company that specializes in optimizing mission-critical, high-availability data systems. Pythian blends the world’s leading data experts with advanced, secure service delivery processes to create the industries best standard of care for our clients. We combine technological expertise with transparent processes and best practices to ensure clients’ peace of mind when it comes to the health, performance, and stability of their data systems and infrastructure.

Why This Is A Great Opportunity:

Pythian continues to grow over 50% year over year and we are looking for people who want to work in a company of growth and foresight
Competitive compensation and benefits package
Unique service offering with clear competitive advantages
Growing, profitable company with opportunities for career advancement
Management appreciates and recognizes (tech skill) team members’ accomplishments

Excellent, experienced like-minded colleagues to collaborate with
Leading edge tools to ensure you succeed
You will represent a leading edge company and a respected brand in data management
Strong customer referral network including Toyota, Western Union, National Geographic and more.

Desired Skills and Experience

How Do You Know If You’re A Pythian MySQL ‘Rockstar’?

Do you live and breathe MySQL and open source technologies?
How high did you jump when you read about the new features of 5.6? Is GTID good enough?
Does reading about a new release / new feature bring your blood to boil?
Does the sound of your pager going off mean a new challenge is waiting for your solution?
If you pages isn’t ringing do you wonder if it’s broken?
Are you the Master of trouble shooting?
Do your hands shake in anticipation when you see the blinking cursor at the end of ‘root@bigbox:/#’? Do you sudo instead?
Do you have the knack for deciphering the results that ‘explain’ shows for a multitable (1-+) complex join?
Do you get thrills when you see how your latest partitioning arrangement on a table improves the performance of a specific statement ten times?
Does going against the grain and challenging established mindsets to find more innovative solutions excite you?
Do you see beyond the surface and tailor situations to the needs, objectives and demands of clients?
Do you love working with the top minds in the industry who also happen to be awesome colleagues?
Do you have a passion for everything IT and do you Love Your Data?

YES! Then you may be a Pythian MySQL DBA ‘Rockstar’ and we WANT to speak with you.

At Pythian, we’re looking for a successful MySQL DBA who is experienced in managing relationships with clients and who has a history of strong teamwork and initiative. Do you have what it takes to be able to context switch across some of the world’s most exciting clients environments, quickly and accurately assessing issues, and assisting them to improve their data infrastructure and enterprise information systems.

The position requires a minimum of five years’ experience in MySQL Database Administration.

Hear from Paul Valee, Pythian’s Co-Founder talk about “Why Companies Should Love Their Data -- Unequivocally”

An equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered. Pythian is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a background check.

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