Wednesday, 9 May 2007

The Top Ten Reasons To Work For MySQL

You might have noticed that MySQL is hiring. We need more people. Last time I looked, we had 29 open positions, nearly all of which worldwide.

Internally, we have an initiative to come up with a canonised list of "The Top Reasons To Work for MySQL". This is my input to the internal group of people compiling that list:

  1. You get to work with some of the smartest people on the planet, as users, customers and colleagues.

  2. You don't have to relocate, but you can, if you (or your spouse) want to.

  3. You usually work from home and can be available for family emergencies.

  4. You can influence your own daily working rhythm.

  5. You get to travel, meet people and get friends from all over the world.

  6. You become part of a close-knit worldwide team of pioneers.

  7. You get to work for a good cause: Free Software, Open Source.

  8. You get to build and spread software used by millions of people.

  9. You get spontaneously thanked by grateful users of MySQL, for work others did before you joined [1].

  10. You get to contribute to an integral part of the infrastructure of the Web.

[1] That happened to me two months after I joined, in July 2001. I went to a country I had never been in (Serbia) and was cheered by 250 users when presenting MySQL to a room that could fit 200. They were so grateful to me for stuff I hadn't done in the first place! Although undeserved, it still felt great, and I knew I had made the right career move.

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