Director, Hadoop Engineer
Altiscale - Palo Alto, CA

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Altiscale is looking for engineers with world-class technical chops to provide technical leadership for our major projects teams. The role of Director of Engineering, -Hadoop is pivotal to everything that we do at Altiscale. The Director of Engineering is accountable for delivering core pieces of our infrastructure and service by writing code for complex components of these systems and helping your fellow team members organize and focus on the right technical challenges. You own day-to-day technical decision-making for your project and you strive not only to optimize your own ability to deliver but also those of your team.

Altiscale is an agile company, so come ready to help the team be effective at implementing each iteration.

  • Work closely with our CTO to define engineering deliverables for your project area
  • Work closely with product management to ensure we're building the best products
  • Translate technical deliverables to tasks and activities with your team
  • Communicate the direction of your project to your team and the rest of the company
  • Provide mentoring for junior team members by reviewing code, reviewing design docs, and helping all your team members be productive
  • Demonstrate deep problem solving skills and the ability to innovate

Minimum Qualifications
  • Strong distributed systems and architecture knowledge and experience
  • Obsessive about great engineering
  • Expert level proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Java, Ruby, C/C++, Python
  • Deep understanding and experience with Hadoop internals, Pig, Hive, and HBase; Hadoop committer a big plus
  • In depth understanding of schedulers, workload management, availability, scalability and distributed data platforms
  • Deep understanding and experience with Linux internals, virtual machines, and open source tools/platforms
  • Experience building large-scale distributed applications and services
  • Sound knowledge of SQL & No-SQL databases
  • Experience developing and extending modern build-chain tools, such as Maven, Jenkins, Git
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, particularly those that apply to a “Big Data” environment
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Knowledge of industry standards and trends
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • 10 + years of relevant industry experience, with 5 years of hands-on technical leadership (leading teams of 5-8 developers)
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or closely related degree.

Preferred Qualifications
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or closely related degree.
  • Strong leader capable of motivating and energizing the very best software engineers, as well as gaining their respect.
  • Experience shipping successful services and infrastructure.

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