Software Engineer - Backend

Engineering Mountain View, California


Description

At the core of BloomReach’s innovative way of deeply understanding Web content is our sophisticated system that constantly crawls our customers’ websites and the wider Web. In this role, you’d be refining and iterating the Hadoop-based pipelines that allow us to crawl, parse, index, semantically analyze and model language at the speed of business. We are always on and you’d be building the high-traffic infrastructure to increase automation and improve the efficiency of the engineering team, while maintaining technical excellence in the code base. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Scale BloomReach’s Hadoop-based data processing pipelines -- including crawling, parsing, indexing, semantic analysis and language modeling, and analytics -- to handle and maintain complex processes in an efficient and reliable way.
  • Core architecture and development of new features and improved performance for high-traffic, high-availability web services.
  • Build infrastructure and tools to increase automation, improve efficiency of the engineering team, and maintain technical excellence in the code base.


Requirements:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Extensive background in algorithms and strong software architecture skills.
  • Expert proficiency in at least two common languages, such as Java, C++, Python, Ruby.
  • Experience with maintaining distributed systems at significant scale in a production environment.
  • Strong knowledge of web technologies, including details of HTTP, common web frameworks such as Tomcat or Django, networking, and web performance engineering.
  • Experience with map-reduce or large-scale data processing (e.g Hadoop), Linux serving systems, and MySQL a plus.


If this is you and you can prove it, we’re interested in talking to you about joining our top-flight engineering team. To get the conversation started, send along a cool piece of code, a link to something you’ve built or a hack that you’re proud of. We can’t wait to have a look.