Big Data Engineer
The Climate Corp. - Seattle, WA

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The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change. To achieve our mission, we have built a unique technology platform to enable, for the first time, the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance. Managing over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more than 3 million daily weather measurements, we are one of the largest users of Amazon Web Services.

The Climate Corporation is focused on the enormous challenge and opportunity of protecting the $3 trillion global agriculture industry from the financial impact of adverse weather – the cause of over 90 percent of crop loss – with fully automated weather insurance products. We are also building web and mobile applications that unleash the power of our unique data and analyses to help farmers manage their daily work with field-level weather and crop insights.

At The Climate Corporation, leaving a mark on the world is in our DNA; we want to make a lasting and meaningful real-world impact. We relish big problems because they are the most interesting to tackle, the most rewarding, and typically, the most valuable to solve. We also thrive on finding the possible in the impossible.

If you are the best at what you do, you like solving interesting problems, and you are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.

See our video about what it’s like to work at The Climate Corporation: goo.gl/fMN3a

Big Data Engineer

We are looking for Big Data Engineers to work with weather data, forecasts, agricultural statistics, geological surveys, satellite images, and more. This is a unique opportunity to leverage big data and cloud computing services to solve a challenging real-world problem: helping small businesses manage the risk of bad weather.

What you will do:

Design, build, and test new products and services in a fast-paced, iterative development environment
Develop and expand infrastructure to process high volume financial transactions and run fault-tolerant compute-intensive math applications
Tackle a wide variety of engineering problems as needed
Brainstorm with the team and prototype new concepts and ideas rapidly

What you bring to the table:

Degree in CS or related technical field, or equivalent
Expert knowledge of at least one compiled language (preferably Java) and one scripting language
Analytical thinker who takes delight in choosing the right algorithms and data structure
Proficient in a Unix/Linux environment
Debugging and reasoning skills
Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from, product management and front-end engineers
Rapidly fix bugs and solve problems
Team player who feels at home in an open and flat-structured environment, and takes pride in a job well done
Effective all-round engineer who writes well-structured, easily maintainable, well-documented code
Experience working with large data sets (think Map reduce)
Hadoop/EMR ecosystem experience
Experience with Lisp and/or Clojure (Functional programming languages)
Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, SQS, etc.)
Frequent contributor to open source projects

What We Offer:

Our team is composed of some of the most brilliant interdisciplinary minds in the industry. Climatology Specialists, Big Data Engineers, Mathematicians, Front end Application Engineers and more work together to create the most forward thinking technology in the industry. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best product possible product and experience for our customers. As Mark Twain said, “A great deal has been said about the weather, but very little has been done about it.” Our goal is to change that.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and some of the best perks in the industry, including:
Generous stock options. Our success is your success.
Catered lunch 5 days a week from a varied array of San Francisco eateries.
Endless snacks and company-paid dinner. “
3-On 1-Off” Sprints. That means that 25% of your time is spent working on your own innovations for the company.
Company sponsored outings, including go-kart races, kayaking, holiday yacht parties, and sporting events, etc.
An always-stocked kegerator.
Energetic idea-driven work environment with an exciting culture
Exciting world-changing opportunity - we are solving problems that have a massive impact on the world
A driven, talented team that aims to make a large-scale impact through an innovative technology platform

Follow us on Twitter @ClimateCorpEng

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