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Software Engineer
Service Infrastructure
Updated on 1/31/2023
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Kafka
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and empathize with a variety of individuals. You can iterate with users and non-technical stakeholders and understand how your technical decisions impact them
  • Ability to learn new technology and concepts, even without in-depth experience. Experience developing and managing highly-available distributed systems is beneficial but not required
  • Bias towards quality and thoughtful about edge cases (“anything that can go wrong will go wrong”); writes code that is defensive against all possibilities. Refuses to accept that things will be “probably fine.”
  • Motivated by unlocking or improving user workflows while maintaining engineering quality. Seeks to centralize and abstract complexity away from our users in order to expose simple, powerful APIs for consumers
  • Active US Security clearance, or eligibility and willingness to obtain a US Security clearance is beneficial but not necessary
  • Engineering background in fields such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Physics or similar field
  • Strong coding skills with demonstrated proficiency in programming languages, such as Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, or similar languages
  • Ability to dive into and navigate existing complex systems to better understand the nuances in how they work
  • Familiarity with data structures, storage systems, cloud infrastructure, and other technical tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • We're hiring engineers who are passionate about solving real-world problems and empowering developers and end-users to do their work optimally. If you're motivated to develop reliable, performant, scalable systems and design robust APIs and primitives, some examples of the types of product work you'd get to do are:
  • Building performant search and indexing ecosystem for complex granularly permissioned of data
  • Designing architecture and opinionated APIs to keep application developers on the happy path
  • Tracing and performance observability in high scale distributed microservice architectures
  • Building reliant, performant, and scalable systems for storage, auth, or asset serving to enable other product teams to build robust applications without deep domain expertise in the underlying systems
  • Automating the deployment, management, and operations of complex distributed systems like Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Kafka, and more across different environments

1,001-5,000 employees

Software for human-driven analysis of real-world data
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