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Sr. Software Engineer - Capture Team

Company: Alation Inc
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices. 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 $82M in funding, and 200+ customers with household names, Alation is poised to capitalize on data as opportunity. Our exceptional Glassdoor ratings reflect 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? Alation is seeking a talented and highly technical senior engineer to join our fast-growing team in Redwood Shores. The ideal candidate will communicate fearlessly to build trust. We need leaders who take active roles in shaping the future of engineering while embodying our core values. What does the Capture Team do? The Capture team owns the foundational component of the Alation product integrating with a multitude of technologies and tools in HDFS, BI, Data Lake, Warehousing, and Databases to bring in metadata and insights through our pipelines to power our industry-leading Data Cataloging solution. As a member of the Capture team, you will drive and own multiple product initiatives from inception through delivery. You will own the decisions on prioritization and technical tradeoffs. As part of Team Capture, you will... Design and own new user experiences that enable customers to gain insights into their data Build innovative new features including our next generation frameworks that simplify the complexity and enable next level of scale Build an efficient Data Ingestion pipeline that can process millions of objects per minute Design efficient algorithms to rank and visualize Graph data using internal or external RESTful APIs Work with our amazing product and design team to build a core product experience Have autonomy to scope, prioritize to ship fast and write impactful code Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) with 8+ years of experience working as a software engineer Have 3+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping software products and services with a distributed backend Software design and architecture skills including the ability to write maintainable, and robust code in an object oriented language Strong in computer science fundamentals - data structures, algorithms and OO design with an eye toward avoiding and reducing technical debt Experience building high volume and highly scalable Microservices Effective communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively on shared projects with other developers, testers and designers Measure your success through impact Preferred Qualifications Experience in Golang, Java, or python Experience in working with data at scale and exposure to building frameworks to solve integration problems is desired Working knowledge of Apache Spark or other Big Data processing platforms Working knowledge of Relational Databases - Postgres is a plus! Hands-on experience by independently building and delivering features Familiarity with Kafka, gRPC, Docker and Kubernetes is a plus Familiarity with 1 or more front-end frameworks (e.g. React) is a plus #LI-RB1 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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Why Alation? - 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

Keywords: Alation Inc, Redwood City , Sr. Software Engineer - Capture Team, Other , Redwood City, California

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