MariaDB ColumnStore Engine Senior DB Engineer

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.

MariaDB Server has many engines all working seamlessly together. One of them is ColumnStore, ground-up designed for data warehousing and analytics. As the name suggests, this is a columnar database, which contains many modern and exciting complexities and possibilities for innovation.

We are a distributed global team, working from home, coworking 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.


As the Senior Database Engineer, you are in charge of writing, debugging and testing code. You are also mandated for designing and implementing features to ensure business competitiveness of MariaDB Enterprise. You will participate in requirements analysis and be able to make a risk assessment of larger system design and come up with alternatives to designs. As part of the MariaDB Server engineering team you will be called upon to design, estimate, develop, test and document new features over the entire lifecycle from inception to publication.


  • Solid knowledge of SQL
  • Solid knowledge of C/C++, CMake, git
  • 5+ years experience of designing, developing, and maintaining databases, relational or noSQL
  • Experience with open source development
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Experience working remotely in geo-distributed teams

Bonus skills

  • Experience with MariaDB and / or MySQL, especially as a developer
  • Experience with popular database performance benchmarks — setting up, running, analyzing results
  • Familiarity with databases in the cloud
  • Experience with Debian packaging
  • Knowledge of Perl, Python, Bash, Java


Remote, anywhere in the world.

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-calibre 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.