It seems like only yesterday that Jeremy Cole came to Yahoo! to take the job I vacated to join the Yahoo! Search team.

Well, he's out on his own now and we need some serious MySQL geekage around here.

The official job description looks like this:

Yahoo!'s Platform Engineering group is looking for a MySQL expert to provide consulting, training, and internal support for MySQL and data storage technologies. You will be working with teams to help them understand how MySQL may fit into their applications, making internal releases of custom MySQL binaries from source, analyzing database performance, and helping others to tune their hardware and software settings.
An ideal candidate has designed distributed and high-performance application architectures, is familiar with MySQL replication and load balancing, and knows the features, pros, and cons of MySQL's storage engines. Familiarity with Perl DBI, PHP, and MySQL administration tools is also required.
A source-level understanding of MySQL helpful but not required.
A BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent and 4+ years experience with MySQL and Unix (FreeBSD/Linux) is required.

Shoot me a resume if you're interested.

Posted by jzawodn at July 10, 2006 02:22 PM

Reader Comments
# dave mcclure said:

soooo... what's the over/under on when Mr. Trachtenberg comes on board?


on July 10, 2006 11:59 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Um... huh?!

on July 11, 2006 06:26 AM
# Sheeri said:

I'm guessing this is a position somewhere on the West Coast of the US?

on July 11, 2006 12:57 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

An excellent guess!

on July 11, 2006 01:00 PM
# Adam Trachtenberg said:

I am so far from a professional MySQL geek. I just play one at conferences.

on July 11, 2006 02:23 PM
# Brian Mark said:

All of my geekiness comes from that one guy's book... some Jeremy dude. It's a great book, but not enough to make me feel geeky enough to even consider something like this. ;-)

on July 11, 2006 09:17 PM
# Jerl said:

Wow, I could do this.

Too bad I never finished my degree.
It would be very cool working for Yahoo!
I want to sing "Yaaaahoooooooo!!!!" everytime I go there.

on July 12, 2006 09:45 AM
# Bubba said:

But Jerl, if you otherwise meet the requirements you should apply.

HR's blind reliance on some sheet of worthless paper is soooo 1950's

At least they said they would accept something that's equiv to a BS/MS.

on July 12, 2006 11:02 AM
# BillyG said:

Well, I did just order a certain SQL book this morning thru Amazon, and you did like it so...

but then again, my COBOL resume isn't gonna be of any help 'til I get out of Web-Design school next year :-).

on July 12, 2006 02:51 PM
# Jerl said:

Hmmm, Maybe I should.

I've had a hand in all those functions. But might have to brush up on some.

on July 13, 2006 12:55 PM
# Ady Wicaksono said:

Cool info, i hope i could join Yahoo team someday (in my dream)

on July 27, 2006 01:02 AM
# Greg Carnegie said:

Wow to bad i didn't found it ... few months earlier i would also apply for job at yahoo. :)

But like Ady said its "in my dream" :/

It's cool to work for such big corporation don't you think?

on November 3, 2006 03:07 AM
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