Senior AWS Big Data Engineer

Engineering Remote - Canada


What’s the role?

As a senior member of the Data Platform team, you will help us develop data processing platforms, manage them at scale, and work with other teams that rely on them. This is a full-time position.

We are entirely on AWS and Terraform for deployment. AWS EMR/Hadoop, HBase, ECS, Elasticache, and S3 are among some of the technologies we primarily use to build our data platform. 

What’s this team like at Moz?

  • We develop robust, highly available, well-monitored backend data services on AWS data infrastructure.
  • We stay in close communication with our internal stakeholders and make strategic improvements to ensure those that depend on us have a great experience using data.


  • Mentor the more junior team members.
  • Lead, define, design, build, test and maintain the AWS data architecture, including ingestion of data from S3 and processing it though EMR, Spark or other similar technologies.
  • Work with stakeholders Product, Customer Success, & Marketing, to coordinate development and release of a feature.
  • Evaluate new technologies to improve performance & replace the existing legacy systems
  • On-call availability to support customer facing critical systems.


  • 3+ years of operational experience tuning Hadoop AWS EMR, HBASE, Spark or similar systems for performance.
  • 8+ years of industry experience in software development, data engineering, business intelligence, data science, or related fields. 
  • Experience working with technologies such as  Docker, and AWS services such as ECS, EC2, ELB, Elasticache/Redis, S3, dynamodb etc. 
  • 5+ years of Python or Java industry experience, ideally both. 
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and fixing production software issues (Ruby, Javascript, Python, Java)

Qualities that will help you thrive in this role:

  • You should have experience building data processing platforms, supporting them at scale, and collaborating with other teams that depend on them.
  • Using or maintaining data processing environments like Hadoop, Spark, Databricks, and other big data technologies.

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.