Do you have a working knowledge of MySQL in a production environment? Can you configure and debug replication in your sleep? Do you know the differences between MyISAM and InnoDB tables? Do you want to work a thriving, stable Internet company?

If you're answered "yes" to those questions, check out this job description and send me your resume if you're interested.

Think of the job as an operations job specializing in MySQL support.


Yahoo! Mail Operations Engineer

The Yahoo Mail Operations team is looking for a highly dedicated, motivated, and experienced software operations and tools development engineer. The Mail operations team is responsible for overall performance, availability, reliability and scalability of several large-scale systems involving thousands of servers and hundred of terabytes of data.

To be successful, you must have at least 4 to 5 years of experience with the following skills: UNIX (shell scripting, gmake, awk, sed and/or other unix system administration tools), perl, site monitoring such as NetSaint/Nagios, site operations/networking (VIPs, ssh, cron), c++ (some exposure), production database installation and/or configuration (MySQL or Oracle). Prior experiences with operations in 24x7 production environment are highly desired. You also need to have good communication skills, schedule flexibility in working with offshore engineers. BSCS or equivalent is required.


This job is on-site in Sunnyvale, California.

And, in for the sake of full disclosure, if you get hired, I do get a reward. But more importantly, you get a good job!

Posted by jzawodn at March 10, 2004 11:42 AM

Reader Comments
# justin said:

what if you have no C++? Is C++ really essential to this job?

on March 12, 2004 11:59 AM
# Steve Lamm said:

Jeremy's Yahoo! Job Board.

This is probably stretching the kinds of comments that Jeremy would like, but I have another Yahoo! job openning that is looking for a similar skill set:

Yahoo! Build/Developer Tools Engineer

(I am not trying to siphon off potential candidates from the Mail Ops position since this one really takes a different mindset. It's more like, "hmm, that Mail Ops thing was close, but not really my thing". :-)

on March 12, 2004 03:13 PM
# Bud said:

AAAIIIIEEEE!! Who's that girl on that job board?

on March 12, 2004 03:26 PM
# Seun Osewa said:

Would Yahoo accept someone who, at the moment, is based in a different country?

on March 12, 2004 10:44 PM
# Hal said:

A different country? LOL - you're kidding, right? No, today's tech industry is definitely NOT hiring people outside the US!

on March 12, 2004 11:38 PM
# Kevin Burton said:

Or better yet you could come work for my company ;)

We're working on cooler stuff anyway ;)

Email *me* for more info.

Ha... sorry Jeremy!

on March 13, 2004 05:28 PM
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