Software Engineer, Big Data

Engineering Remote - Southeastern US Remote - Midwestern US


Role's Objectives:

The Big Data team is looking for a Senior Software Developer to fulfill these objectives:

  • Build and maintain Link Index and Crawlers and other relevant Data Engineering projects, using industry best practices.

  • Maintain SLOs for our Services and Processes, and connected services.

  • Participate in the design of new services and features to meet business and customer needs.

  • Assist in creation, adoption, and documentation of development and CI/CD/CT standards.

  • Participate in and improve on existing agile development practices.

  • Promote growth of engineers via feedback and guidance.

  • Contribute to the growth of software development and technology practices in the Moz engineering


  • Build and maintain Link Index and Crawlers, and other Data Engineering components as needed. 

  • Build tests, logging, metrics collection, and alerts for all systems to ensure issues and errors are proactively identified and corrected.

  • Assist in adopting CI/CD/CT standards and automation.

  • Take turns in the on-call rotation, handling systems and operations issues as they arise including responding to off-hours alerts.

  • Contribute to and lead technical architecture design discussions within the Big Data team.

  • Ensure the quality and performance of the data systems through code reviews, documentation, metrics and logging analysis.

  • Stay up to date with industry standards, including modern C++.

  • Collaborate with other engineering teams on dependent work and integrations.

  • Learn and understand team-owned systems and architecture, product features, dependencies, and system relationships.

  • Learn and understand the team’s work and products from a Moz business perspective.

  • Share information and help other team members learn and grow in their own skills and knowledge.

  • Help the team solve problems and raise issues as they arise.

  • Pitch in where needed during major efforts or when critical issues arise.

  • Communicate progress, issues, and other information about your work regularly with other team members.

  • Give constructive, critical feedback to other team members through pull requests, design reviews, and other methods.

  • Seek out opportunities and work to grow your skills and expertise.

Personal Attributes

Technically skilled. Not just technically knowledgeable, but also has a point-of-view for how to deliver quality systems, and how to make good decisions about technical issues that the team faces. A strong engineering leader is an effective translator of technical concerns as they impact product and functional considerations, and vice versa.

Committed to shipping. Understands the importance of delivering work and values getting new products and features to customers (internal and external) regularly.

Product and customer oriented. Takes responsibility for the quality and experience of the products they build beyond their own code. Invested in the success of Moz products as a whole. Partners with product management collaboratively.

Collaborative. Is team-focused and shares information openly. Able to communicate effectively with different levels of technical understanding. Builds strong relationships throughout Moz, and in the engineering org in particular. Enlists others when solving problems to make sure all perspectives are considered. Asks for help when needed and looks for opportunities to offer help. 

Resourceful and adaptable. Looks for information and answers to questions proactively and shares that knowledge. Willing to take on unexpected responsibilities and challenges. Can function in situations without rigorous structure or process.

Servant-Leadership. Knows how to lead through coaching and enabling rather than giving direction. Supportive, patient, and people-focused. 

Curious and motivated to grow. Seeks feedback and development opportunities. Fosters similar continuous development motivation among the team. Knows that things that work can still be improved.

TAGFEE. Understands and embraces core Moz values. Sets an example and creates accountability for the team. 

Committed to diversity & inclusivity. Builds diverse teams where people of all identities and backgrounds are welcome, included, and respected. Pays attention to and takes action to support people from marginalized and underrepresented groups on their team, and across Moz. Works to help close the gender gap in tech, and to actively recruit people from other underrepresented groups. 

  • 6+ years of development experience, with some experience as a lead or architect.

  • Proficiency in C++  (v.11 and higher) on Linux, including Lambdas and move semantics.

  • Time in a role with responsibilities outside of code, e.g., monitoring, instrumentation, operations, dealing with servers/containers, deployment, etc.

  • Experience maintaining production systems, responding to bugs and outages, managing uptime

  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science or equivalent training and experience.

  • Experience developing large-scale distributed systems.

  • Working knowledge of modern web technologies including cloud based APIs and protocols (REST, JSON).

  • Experience managing cloud-based resources, especially in AWS such as EMR, ECS, S3.

  • Experience in machine learning and data science. 

    About Moz Group

    The Moz Group, a subsidiary of Ziff Davis, Inc (NASDAQ: ZD), is a leading provider of marketing technology solutions primarily for small and medium-sized enterprises that empowers businesses to engage their customers digitally and grow their revenue by leveraging the power of online search, email, voice, and text communications.

    About Ziff Davis

    At Ziff Davis, we work in a culture of collaboration and welcome those who desire to join our growing global community. We seek enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for and environment that rewards your best work.

    Ziff Davis offers competitive salaries, health benefits, and company-sponsored events. If you are seeking a dynamic work environment where you can see the direct impact of your performance, then Ziff Davis is the place for you. We offer a fun and friendly working environment where individuals are given the opportunity to learn, grown and build on their skills.