Overview

Percona takes pride in delivering stable and reliable software to our users. We are looking for a
flexible and efficient QA engineer to join our QA team. In this role, you will support our
distributed engineering team by maintaining and improving the quality of our software products
as part of the release process and in an ongoing fashion. This includes tasks such as analyzing
and reporting defects captured by our automated testing frameworks, as well as defining and
implementing new test cases, improving and scaling our testing capabilities and infrastructure.

You will work from your home office, using online tools and resources to contribute to a
high-quality QA environment for Percona and it’s customers.

Some international travel will be involved for company-internal meetings and attending
conferences. Access to a reliable high-speed internet connection is required. Flexible work
hours. Laptop & Internet access provided.

What You Will Do
Contribute to the DevOps and release management lifecycle which includes
coordinating, testing, and the management of releases in collaboration with the Percona
server engineering teams
Evaluate and improve Percona products and new features based on QA plans, locating
product issues & bugs
Monitor, and analyze/log failures of automated regression, performance, packaging
and/or other automated QA systems & infrastructure
Research and recommend tools, behaviors and strategies for making testing better
Utilize scripting languages such as Shell or Python to enhance testing and improve
automation

Your Experience
Solid debugging skills and experience (e.g. analyzing log files, spotting patterns)
Good knowledge of test methods in agile software development environments
Familiar with established test tools as well as with methods for test automation
Experience with tools for tracking and documenting development processes (JIRA,
Confluence, git) is an advantage.
Solid Linux sysadmin skills (e.g. adding/removing software, enabling/disabling services,
general Unix/Linux CLI tools)
Working with automation tools (CI/CD)
Automating tasks using Shell or other scripting languages
Experience with networking, hardware, file systems, server connectivity etc.
Good communicator & fluent in written and spoken English
Quick learner & great team player

What Makes You Stand Out
Previous exposure and experience in database-related technologies, for example, in a
DBA, support or development role
Experience in Linux systems administration
Experience with compiling/building/packaging/release engineering/yum/apt
Coding skills in any language preferably C/C++
Previous experience with container or virtualization environments
Proven success working in a distributed environment
Tertiary studies degree or certifications related to core skills
Supplemental MySQL technologies