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Software Back-End Engineer

Santa Monica, CA · Computer/Software
WaferWire is looking for Software Design Engineer for a Client in CA 
Role: Software Design Engineer
Job description:
Employees need access to accurate and reliable metrics -- accessed through a variety of tools, and from many data sources -- every single day, to ensure our business operates at peak performance. You will build frameworks, APIs, and tools that democratize access to this data. Some examples include:
  • Creating an intuitive API, SDK/platform, and domain specific language (DSL) for metric definers and consumers
  • A powerful and flexible computational backend to power metric-based services and data tools
  • Supporting a variety of data storage and retrieval technologies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • A commitment to writing understandable and maintainable code
  • Demonstrated skills in connecting directly with internal customers, understanding their pain points, and bridging their needs to product requirements
  • Experience with helping elevate technical quality of output for senior engineers on team, with deep involvement in code and design reviews
  • Interest in building new products, platforms, and abstractions around existing legacy systems
  • Empathetic and inclusive, with commitment to respecting diversity in all forms
  • Ability to code 50%+ of the time on an ongoing basis
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a science, math, or engineering field, or equivalent experience
  • Programming experience with one or more JVM languages (Java, Scala, Kotlin, Clojure, etc.) for 3+ years, with knowledge of best practices and pitfalls
  • Experience extending and/or implementing large-scale data processing, streaming, or batch platforms (Spark / Spark SQL, Samza, Storm, Kafka, YARN, Dataflow, Flink, Hive, Pig, etc.) for 1+ years
  • Use of Google Cloud Platform (e.g. Dataproc, Dataflow, BigQuery, GCS), Amazon Web Services (e.g. EMR, S3), or Azure (e.g. Blob, Databricks) for 1+ years
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Skills in cloud resource optimization, performance tuning, and profiling
  • People management or technical lead/architect experience
  • Strong interest in data space and familiarity with how data flows via data/compute engines and data pipelines
  • Knowledge of parsing, abstract syntax trees, and code generation
  • 4-10+ years of experience in software engineering

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