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Senior Software Engineer - Big Data Platform

Company: Branch Metrics
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

At Branch, we're transforming how brands and users interact across digital platforms. Our mobile marketing and deep linking solutions are trusted to deliver seamless experiences that increase ROI, decrease wasted spend, and eliminate siloed attribution. Our team consists of smart, humble, and collaborative people who value ownership over all we do to create a product, team, and company that lives and breathes our motto: Build Together, Grow Together, Win Together.
As a Senior Software Engineer on the Branch Big Data Platform, you will be designing, building, and managing a scalable and highly available real-time Big Data platform handling petabytes of data. Our platform is designed to ingest and process billions of events per day, and make the resulting aggregations and insights available in minutes in our Analytical data stores for complex ad hoc "slice and dice" queries by both internal and external partners to drive their day to day mobile growth strategies. Data is at the core of our business, and we're constantly innovating to make our systems more performant, timely, cost-effective, and capable while maintaining high reliability. You'll be architecting our core data infrastructure and pipelines using technologies and tools tailored for massive data sets including Flink, Spark, Kafka, and Druid while working in the AWS cloud environment.
If you are interested in building systems that can consume and explore billions of data points a day, work with petabytes of data, and want to push what is possible with data, this is the place for you!
As a Senior Software Engineer - Big Data Platform, you'll get to:


  • Architect, build real-time batch data pipelines and data aggregation systems to deliver quality real-time analytical reports for our internal and external customers.
  • Collaborate with Data Scientists, Backend Engineers, Data & Infrastructure Operations, and Products Managers to deliver new Data Platform capabilities.
  • Develop clean, safe, testable, and cost-efficient solutions.
  • Make well-informed decisions with deep knowledge of both the internal and external impacts on teams and projects. Foresee shortcomings ahead of time and be able to drive to resolution.

    You'll be a good fit if you have:

    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 8+ years experience, 3+ in Big Data Engineering
    • Strong development skills in Java or Scala
    • Solid background in the fundamentals of computer science, distributed systems, large scale data processing as well as a mastery of database designs and data warehousing.
    • Practical experience managing AWS Cloud environments
    • Experience in containerized deployment or Kubernetes is a big plus!
    • Good understanding of a broad spectrum of NoSQL, traditional RDBMS, and analytical/columnar data stores including Postgres, Druid, Vertica, Redshift, Hadoop, Hive, Cassandra, Aerospike, and Redis
    • Ability to build systems that balance scalability, availability, and latency.
    • Strong ability to advocate for the continual deployment and automation tools, monitoring, and self-healing systems that can help improve the lives of our engineers.
    • Great communication skills and you are a team player who has a proven track record of building strong relationships with management, co-workers, and customers.
    • A desire to learn and grow, push yourself and your team, share lessons with others and provide constructive and continuous feedback, and receptive to feedback from others.

      A little bit about us:

      • Branch has raised more than $330M from investors such as NEA, Founders Fund, and Playground Ventures.
      • We are headquartered in Silicon Valley and have presence all over the world.
      • Diversity at Branch ranks in the top 10% for similarly sized companies (by Comparably).
      • We are ranked as the #3 fastest growing company in North America on Deloitte's 2020 Technology Fast 500 list.
      • In 2020, we were recognized as one of Forbes Best Startups, Great Places to Work, and Bay Area Best Places to Work. In 2021, we made Comparably's list of the top 50 best engineering teams.
      • We have more than 3 billion monthly users and are partnered with over 75,000 apps.

        If you think you'd be a good fit for this role, we'd love for you to apply! At Branch, we strive to create an inclusive culture that encourages people from different backgrounds to bring their unique, diverse perspectives to work. We aim every day to build an environment that empowers us all to do the best work of our lives, and we can't wait to show you what we have to offer!

Keywords: Branch Metrics, Palo Alto , Senior Software Engineer - Big Data Platform, IT / Software / Systems , Palo Alto, California

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