Posted by | May 17, 2013 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: San Francisco, CA


Yelp is looking for elite MySQL
Database Administrators at the mid and senior levels who are excited about
pushing the limits of MySQL on a website with over 100M+ unique users. The
MySQL DBA is responsible for the optimization, performance, implementation,
maintenance, and ongoing operation of Yelp’s databases. This role also includes
the architecture and implementation of databases and tables for new features,
monitoring, capacity planning, and security.
  • Optimize and tune MySQL and InnoDB performance to keep
    our site fast!
  • Install, configure, and maintain MySQL instances in
  • Configure and support replication
  • Continually improve monitoring, perform database
    capacity and usage planning
  • Manage backup and restore, maintaining runbooks &
    planning for disaster recovery
  • Assist developers with query tuning and schema design
  • Write and maintain scripts to automate tasks
  • Solid understanding of MySQL Server and InnoDB storage
  • Familiarity with MySQL replication, configuration, and
  • Demonstrated experience with relational database
    performance tuning and capacity planning (preferably with MySQL)
  • Strong systems administration and automation skills
  • Strong command of your favorite scripting and/or
    programming language.  Yelp mostly uses bash and python, but we try
    to treat all Turing Complete languages equally
  • Min. BS Computer Science or equivalent
  • Min. 2 years experience as a DBA or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A sense of humor!
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm around all things Percona Server
  • InnoDB internals/debugging/tuning experience, and
    hankering to do more
  • Experience at a large-scale consumer internet site
  • Experience with distributed database systems
  • Passion for experiments, trying new things, and
    developing tools
Interested in applying? Sweet! Share with us why you want to work at
Yelp, and don’t forget to mention any side projects, open source contributions,
and personal websites/blogs.

To apply: Apply Here:

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