Director of Engineering

Are you interested in working in a dynamic and growing international company with a strong Open Source culture and whose products are used by big Internet and other companies all over the world? MariaDB is the fastest growing Open Source database worldwide, with more than 12 million users. We power applications at companies like Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, The Home Depot, ServiceNow and Verizon, and we partner with companies like Alibaba and Facebook. The company was founded by the team that created MySQL and enjoys unprecedented technical depth for a startup.

We are a distributed global team, working from home, co-working space and some in offices depending on the location, telecommuting via the internet, and making heavy use of email, web, slack, and similar technologies. Prior experience in this form of working environment is ideal. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work autonomously.


  • Manage and grow a local team of world class software engineers.
  • Provide leadership and guidance over end-to-end development including design, implementation, deployment, and support.
  • Collaborate with product managers, technical leads, operations leads, and other members of our organization on technical vision and planning for development initiatives.
  • Be able to represent and evangelize the product and technical benefits to customers and the rest of the company.
  • Lead engineering processes over the full lifecycle of projects.
  • Contribute to and advocate for good engineering practices.

Technical Skills

  • Experience in building or leading products related to infrastructure management either on premise or as a hosted service.
  • Experience building, scaling and maintaining enterprise computing or storage infrastructure
  • Understanding and appreciation for building a modern web application stack.
  • Experience leading agile development processes.

Helpful skills (not mandatory)

  • Technical experience building or leading database products and / or tools.
  • Experience managing production web application deployments.
  • Open source development

Personal skills

  • Language requirement: English, our corporate language
  • Experience working with remote Silicon Valley leadership.
  • Problem solving mindset
  • Able to present and discuss ideas and cooperate


Sofia, Bulgaria

What’s in it for you?

Impact the world of technology by pushing the boundaries of technology and business models, working at MariaDB – the startup founded by the MySQL team. Be part of a game- changing organization that encourages outside-the- box thinking and empowerment, and is truly shaping the future of the software industry. You’ll be collaborating with high-caliber colleagues around the world, offering unparalleled learning and growth opportunities. We provide a very competitive compensation package, 25 days paid annual leave, and a massive degree of flexibility and freedom – along with the personal responsibility these come with.

How To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application along with resume/CV to MariaDB does not sponsor work visas or relocation.