As such, MySQL AB enjoys an inflow of quite a lot of applications. It feels like a privilege to be attractive to professionals across the world.
However, we have very specific needs. On http://www.mysql.com/company/jobs/, I counted eight positions open regardless of your location in the world, and five of them are in development:
- Product Engineer (Configuration Manager)
- Quality Assurance Engineer
- Senior Software Developer - DB Internals
- Software Developer - DB Maintenance
- Senior Software Developer - Cluster Maintenance
There are other worldwide positions in Services (Support Engineer, Senior Consultant, Senior Curriculum Developer) and five European positions in Services/Engineering (SAP Practice Manager, Senior Consultants, Senior Instructor, Technical writer - Certification Exams, Development Engineer / Unit-Testing and Benchmarking).
A hurdle? See Step 1.
- read "Finding an open source programming job", an interview of Brian Aker, our Director of Architecture and a benevolent hurdle to pass for anyone interested in a Dev job at MySQL
- do your background research on MySQL (at least the product, preferrably also the company)
- do something (code, implement) related to MySQL and your desired position
- send a personal email to whomever you might know (or have met, or have heard presenting) inside MySQL AB; this speeds things up, but is obviously not a requirement
- fill in our Job Application Form on the web (it'll likely be processed faster than if you email firstname.lastname@example.org), especially addressing how you fit the qualifications