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Big Data Engineer

An experienced platform engineer who is passionate about designing, creating and delivering highly scalable distributed services. You will be actively involved in designing and implementing features as well as internal infrastructure.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design and develop high-performance distributed services enabling millions of people to create and explore
  • Research, prototype and verify software solutions that overcome technical boundaries
  • Architect the right kinds of flexibility to fuel growth, optionality and sustainability
  • Develop back end services and product facing features
  • Generalize and simplify technical solutions to solve multiple needs
  • Contribute to refining and improving our processes around service development and deployment as Tumblr becomes more service oriented

What We’re Looking For:

  • 1+ years of relevant industry experience
  • A track record of solving problems and getting things done
  • Strong proficiency with algorithms and data structures
  • Experience successfully managing large amounts of data and/or high throughput on distributed systems
  • Professional experience with low-level optimizing, tuning and debugging for performance
  • Top-notch expertise in at least one relevant technology
  • Highly productive developer in Java, C++ or similar, with functional programming experience
  • Scala and Akka experience strongly preferred but not essential
  • Someone willing and able to work in a tightly integrated team, contribute to reviews and design discussions

Tools We Like:

  • Scala
  • Akka
  • Kafka
  • HDFS
  • Spark
  • Docker
  • Linux

Employment type



Junior-Mid level