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The Boston MySQL Meetup Group Message Board › Sales and Support Engineer Opening at Tokutek

Sales and Support Engineer Opening at Tokutek

Lawrence S.
user 13728822
Boston, MA
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Tokutek develops and sells advanced database technology based on research originally conducted at MIT, Rutgers, and SUNY Stony Brook. Unlike the incremental technology improvements of other database companies, Tokutek’s proprietary Fractal Tree indexing technology offers two orders of magnitude improvement over conventional B-tree indexing. Our flagship product, TokuDB v5.0, is a plug-in storage engine for MySQL and is ideally suited for customers who face large incoming data rates such as high traffic websites or complex website applications.

Position: Sales and Support Engineer (Lexington, MA, New York, NY or Silicon Valley, CA)

We are currently looking for a full-time Sales and Support Engineer to help us handle our growing customer base.


Develop and articulate new ways of using MySQL for customer applications to leverage TokuDB’s unique benefits and advantages

  • Run, devise and publish (whitepapers and blog posts) typical use cases, performance tests, proof of concepts and product demonstrations
  • Work closely with customers to understand and resolve the technical challenges of scaling their infrastructure, to build rapport, and to assume role of trusted advisor
  • Communicate technical issues learned in the field to Marketing and Engineering
    o to provide input on new feature implementation and bug diagnosis
    o to contribute to product roadmap discussion
  • Utilize and contribute to Tokutek’s’s support request and tracking system
  • Work with Marketing to identify and perform most relevant performance benchmarks for common user applications


  • A good understanding of relational database systems including theory, design, and structure is required.
  • Proficiency in SQL (programming, architecture, concepts) is required. Experience in administration of relational database systems such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, or SQL Server is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering or other technical discipline is required.
  • A passion for solving real-world technical challenges with emerging high performance software is required.


  • Deep expertise with MySQL and an understanding of the impacts of indexing and schema design on query optimization.
  • Programming or scripting experience in C, C++, Python, Perl, Shell, Ruby, PHP, etc.


BA/BS degree.


Please send your resume to careers at tokutek dot com.

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