Performance Engineer (Open Source Databases)

Prague /
ENGINEERING – Admin/R&D /
Remote Full-time
Percona is a respected thought leader in the open-source community. We provide services and software for MySQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB to open source users globally. 

Percona is remote-first and globally dispersed; we have 250 people in almost 40 countries. We offer a collaborative, highly-engaged culture where your ideas are welcome and your voice is heard. The growth and development of our staff is a top priority; we provide funding for training, certifications, conferences, and more. 

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.

We’re looking for a full-time Performance Engineer with extensive performance research experience to join our CTO Lab team and help continue improving Percona Software.  The work is challenging, but that’s why it’s also fun and rewarding!  Plus, you and your work will have a large impact. This is a rare opportunity to start with a great team, on a great project, at a great company with lots of benefits.

What You Will Do

    • Performance Research, find bottlenecks and areas for improvements in complex network and cluster environments like multi-cloud and Kubernetes
    • Performing Benchmark
    • Preparing deep reports and documentation of the performed research. Prepare recommendations how to diagnose and fix found problems
    • Work with the Percona Engineering  for technical prototyping of proposed solutions
    • Escalation point for Services - help with the complex issues

Your Experience

    • Scripting skills (Bash, Lua, Python)
    • Experience with databases, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB
    • Experience with Performance profiling - ebpf, lttng, perf. 
    • Writing and presentation skills, examples of written reports
    • Understanding of statistics. Distributions, standard deviations, median, average
    • Experience with performance valuation and performance characterisation of different software
    • Experience with Performance tuning. What is Linux , database settings to improve performance
    • Presenting data. Charting software, R+ggplot2, Python + Panda, Gnuplot.
    • Writing supporting articles.
    • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes
    • Network clustering skills

What Will Make You Stand Out

    • Published research work on diagnostic database, OS or network performance issues
    • Source code repository that shows your skills at massive automation environments
EMEA or Americas business hours preferred