Software Engineer - C/C++ (remote)

ENGINEERING – Server-Eng-1
Remote Full-time
Percona is a leader in providing best-of-breed enterprise-class support, consulting, managed services, training and software for MySQL®, MariaDB®, MongoDB®, PostgreSQL® and other open source databases in on-premises and cloud environments. Our services and software accommodate rapid growth and application development, help companies develop and deploy agile solutions and improve your ability to keep up with customer needs.
Percona open source database expertise helps businesses avoid downtime and outages, meet customer experience expectations, foster operational and developer collaboration and manage enterprise risks through sound database architecture frameworks.
Discover what it means to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, and help solve some of the most challenging customer problems. We offer flexible hours, competitive salaries, the ability to work remote and the amazing experience of working with a multinational team of experts.

Percona is looking for a flexible and efficient C/C++ Software Engineer to join its Open Source Software Development team. You will work on the Percona Server (MySQL) and MariaDB products.  You will work remotely, using online tools and resources to contribute to a high quality development environment for Percona and its customers.

This is a remote position. Candidates from any time zone (worldwide) will be considered. This position reports to the Director of Server Engineering.

What You Will Do

    • Assist in the design and implementation of blueprints for Percona Server
    • Fix bugs in Percona Server and MariaDB
    • Perform periodic source code merges from other open source repositories
    • Develop test cases for continuous integration deployment
    • Participate in code and design reviews

Your Experience

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience
    • Ability to speak, listen and write effectively in fluent English
    • 3+ years of experience in C/C++ development
    • Experience in implementing client/server or distributed network communication systems
    • Requirements, design, and source code management methodologies
    • Knowledge of programming languages, object oriented design, and distributed client/server architectures
    • Proficiency with tools like gdb and strace
    • Strong understanding of SQL databases and ACID transaction processing
    • Experience using Git

What Will Make You Stand Out

    • Knowledge of DBMS internal algorithms such as those used in query optimiser, B-tree indexing, multiversion concurrency control, ARIES crash recovery, and others
    • Knowledge of high-performance algorithms on modern multicore hardware
    • Open Source software, preferably MySQL
    • Experience using git, github, and JIRA
    • Success working in a distributed environment where e-mail, Slack and voice calls are the only interactions with clients, colleagues and managers on a daily basis
    • Experience building MySQL and other products from source
    • Experience/familiarity with various Linux distribution packaging systems
    • Experience with virtualization tools (OpenVZ, KVM, VMWare, VirtualBox, ...)
    • Experience in Linux systems administration, including suitable expertise with file systems, hardware, and networking
Travel approximately once per year for meetings. Flexible work hours. Laptop & Internet access provided.

Remote work from home openings require consistent and strong internet access.

HQ is in Durham, NC USA.  Staff members should be available if there is a need for any onsite trainings and/or events at any time.    

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