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Staff Software Engineer - Backend

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Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company that enables data teams to solve the world's toughest problems, from security threat detection to cancer drug development.
Seattle, USA
$182,400 - $247,000
Backend · Distributed Systems · Cloud
Staff Software Engineer
Hybrid
1,000 Employees
10+ years

Description

At Databricks, we are obsessed with enabling data teams to solve the world's toughest problems, from security threat detection to cancer drug development. We do this by building and running the world's best data and AI infrastructure platform, so our customers can focus on the high value challenges that are central to their own missions.

Founded in 2013 by the original creators of Apache Spark, Databricks has grown from a tiny corner office in Berkeley, California to a global organization with over 1000 employees. Thousands of organizations, from small to Fortune 100, trust Databricks with their mission-critical workloads, making us one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world.

As a Staff Software Engineer - Backend, you will work on developing and operating one of the largest scale software platforms. The fleet consists of millions of virtual machines, generating terabytes of logs and processing exabytes of data per day. At our scale, we regularly observe cloud hardware, network, and operating system faults, and our software must gracefully shield our customers from any of the above.

You will work closely with your team and product management to prioritize, design, implement, test, and operate micro-services for the Databricks platform and product. This involves writing software in Scala/Java, building data pipelines (Apache Spark, Apache Kafka), integrating with third-party applications, and interacting with cloud APIs (AWS, Azure, CloudFormation, Terraform).

Some example teams you can join include:

  1. Data Science and Machine Learning Infrastructure
  2. Compute Fabric
  3. Data Plane Storage
  4. Enterprise Platform
  5. Observability
  6. Service Platform
  7. Core Infra

We're looking for candidates with 10+ years of production level experience in Java, Scala, C++, or similar languages. You should be comfortable working towards a multi-year vision with incremental deliverables and have experience in architecting, developing, deploying, and operating large scale distributed systems. Experience with SaaS platforms, Service-Oriented Architectures, SQL, software security, and cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes) is also required.

Databricks offers comprehensive benefits including health coverage, 401(k) plan, equity awards, flexible time off, paid parental leave, and more. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel.

Join us in our mission to help data teams solve the world's toughest problems!

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Responsibilities

  • Work closely with team and product management to prioritize, design, implement, test, and operate micro-services for the Databricks platform and product
  • Write software in Scala/Java
  • Build data pipelines (Apache Spark, Apache Kafka)
  • Integrate with third-party applications
  • Interact with cloud APIs (AWS, Azure, CloudFormation, Terraform)

Requirements

Java
Scala
Kubernetes
  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, or a related field
  • 10+ years of production level experience in one of: Java, Scala, C++, or similar language
  • Experience in architecting, developing, deploying, and operating large scale distributed systems
  • Experience working on a SaaS platform or with Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Good knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with software security and systems that handle sensitive data
  • Experience with cloud technologies, e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes

Benefits

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
401k
  • Comprehensive health coverage including medical, dental, and vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Equity awards
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family Planning
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Annual personal development fund
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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