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Production Database Apprentice

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 Production Database Apprentice 


Marketo is a leader in cloud software and we’re growing like crazy. We are blowing our customers minds (and our own) with our offering - hence we’re hiring some of the best minds in Silicon Valley. Our HQ is in San Mateo, California and we continue to expand globally. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits and a high-energy environment with lots of room for personal and professional growth.


About you: 

You are eager to learn Database Persistence technology with focus on RDBMS and MySQL. You have a good understanding of the technologies out there and have good system level chops. You want to learn more about different performance characteristics and get better experienced with back end load from front-end application servers. You might have previous experience with any of the available technologies but want deeper knowledge and possibly mentoring. You might have good coding knowledge and want to apply that to an operations environment in a devOps setup. You may or may not have experience with a SaaS operations environment, but you feel the urge to dig deeper and know more.


You will be a 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 experience.
  • Linux/Unix experience from various distributions preferably RHEL
  • “Basic” knowledge of MySQL
  • Hands on experience with SVN & Git
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.


Marketo is an equal opportunity employer.


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