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Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Team

Company: Alation, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis.

Big Data isn't a problem. It's an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data, so they not only excel in their work - they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, "Alation makes me look like a rockstar."

We help companies like Pfizer, PepsiCo, and Munich Re empower their people with the best data every day. As a platform for innovation, Alation helps customers create game-changing solutions and products (like a program for early-stage disease detection with Pfizer, or a wind farm offering a guaranteed ROI with Munich Re). And we're just getting started.

With more than $217M in funding - valued at $1.2 billion and 350+ customers with household names, Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces list for the third time, and our exceptional Glassdoor rating (4.9 out of 5!) reflects a culture that makes coming to work each day a joy. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

The Cloud Team's mission is to innovate the architectural vision of the Alation Data Catalog Platform from the ground up. In this role, this individual will bring deep cloud and platform expertise to collaborate side-by-side with all levels of Engineering to technically design and deliver this platform centered on data intelligence. This initiative will further propel Alation as the product leader in the Data Catalog space.

As a senior engineer, your expertise with cloud platforms and computation, designing and building platforms at cloud scale, and your experience delivering platforms end-to-end that operate seamlessly and cleanly for large customer bases, will be applied to engineering this critical infrastructure to meet rapidly evolving customer needs.

We want to talk to you if you...

  • Have proven experience and results in building multi-tenant cloud technologies and stateless microservices from design and analysis to delivery.
  • Have an innovation mindset to solve problems in a leading-edge new technology space.
  • Have deep and broad foundational knowledge of cloud technologies such as containerization (Kubernetes, Docker), the cloud networking stack, content delivery systems and more.
  • Have the ability to build emerging technology
  • Are a team player that shares technical leadership across an engineering organization.
  • Have 15+ years experience in the space, backed by a high quality computer science education/degree.
  • Experience in Python and Postgres are a plus!

    Here's what you will be doing...
    • Work on multi-tenant cloud technology and microservice creation, from proof-of-concept code to design, analysis and implementation, to build it to perfection.
    • Leverage your technology experience to influence technology direction and decision making, scaling up all aspects of the cloud (containerization, auto-scaling, operational efficiency and effectiveness, monitoring, etc.).
    • Continuously share your technical leadership and innovation across the Alation engineering organization.
    • Work with the team to deliver a platform that operates and computes seamlessly, and clearly demonstrates innovation to match Alation's product leadership.
    • Lead and building tech stack from the ground up.
    • Mentor and guide senior and junior engineers on the team.


      More About Alation

      Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on

      the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

      Why Alation?

      - Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider

      - High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams

      - Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities

      - Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits

      - Flexible time off to relax and recharge

      and much, much more!

Keywords: Alation, Inc., Redwood City , Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Team, IT / Software / Systems , Redwood City, California

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