We've been looking for a good MySQL DBA at work for a little over a year now. At this point I'm beginning to wonder if DBA's are a dying breed all together...
Maybe it's the fact that we're in the Northwest (Seattle), or perhaps they've all gone to work for Percona?
Perhaps everyone has more fun developing? (We haven't had much trouble filling our Sr. Development positions or QA positions..)
It's getting to the point that I've actually tried to figure out how practical it would be integrate a remote DBA group like Percona, the Pythian Group, ProvenScaling, etc, etc... but that gets very complicated and impractical from a stand point that we really need a DBA that can play on both sides of the fence (operations and development), and work on a daily basis with our development group and QA teams on multiple projects using the Agile development methodology.
I know we're not the only ones in this situation up here ( and maybe that's half the problem).
Hmm... maybe there will be a couple good WAMU DBAs looking soon.... ;)
Well, if you're a decent DBA, enjoy working with open source, like the northwest, and are looking for a new, challenging position, send me an e-mail ... ( firstname.lastname@example.org )