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Staff Data Base Administrator

US-CA-San Mateo
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Marketo provides the leading engagement marketing software and solutions designed to help marketers develop long-term relationships with their customers – from acquisition to advocacy. Marketo is built for marketers, by marketers and is setting the innovation agenda for marketing technology. Marketo puts Marketing First. Headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices around the world, Marketo serves as a strategic partner to large enterprise and fast-growing small companies across a wide variety of industries. To learn more about Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform, LaunchPoint® partner ecosystem, and the vast community that is the Marketo Marketing Nation®, visit

Job Description

About you:

You are a capable database administrator with focus on MySQL. You have good system level knowledge and an analysis minded personality. You understand database performance characteristics based on workload from front-end application servers. You know your way to analyze bottlenecks in MySQL performance and have the necessary Linux chops. You don’t like repetitive tasks; hence automation is one of your callings. You see opportunities to improve current and new workflows and take the lead on what you’ve identified.

You’ve preferably worked in a SaaS operations environment or similar - where site reliability, uptime, monitoring and diagnostics are paramount to success.

You will be a key resource in maintaining 100’s of shards with ultra-high query velocity MySQL databases with 100’s of thousands of transactions per second running on InnoDB - with very large back end storage. You will also be involved in design and implementing our next generation persistent storage platform.

Good to haves:

Database design experience, fluency in SQL and at least one other scripting language is key to success. Understanding of: OLTP, Data Warehouses, ETL workflows, Continuent tungsten replication, MySQL native replication, MySQL proxy, ProxySQL, MHA, Percona server and toolkit. Bonus/plus: Experience with PostgreSQL, Mongo as well as Netapp storage, NFS, iSCSI and LVM, additionally experience and understanding of PHP applications.


You will also be added to the On-Call rotation and write SOP’s for repetitive On-Call tasks.

Required skills/experience:

  • BS Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Linux/Unix experience from various distributions preferably RHEL
  • MySQL database administration
  • Hands on experience with SVN & Git
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.


Marketo is an equal opportunity employer.


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