Cassandra Engineer - Java
DataStax - Austin, TX

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Job Description

The cool stuff you'll do:
DataStax is looking for an engineer to help take Cassandra to the next level. At DataStax you will work closely with Apache Cassandra project chair Jonathan Ellis and many committers both at DataStax and in the broader community from all over the world. THIS ENGINEER CAN BE LOCATED ANYWHERE

Design, implement, and review features and enhancements to Cassandra Troubleshoot bug reports from internal QA, from customers, and from the Apache community Analyze performance to identify bottlenecks Eventually achieve committer status on Apache Cassandra Introduce the Cassandra family of technologies to the world through blog posts and conference presentations


The stuff you'll need to succeed:
Strong Java background in systems or back-end software Experience designing multi-threaded systems Comfortable with a distributed team communicating primarily over email, IRC, and our bug tracker Comfortable reading, reviewing, and modifying others' code Strong troubleshooting skills Desire to become an Apache committer
The stuff that would be nice to have (but not a deal breaker)

Knowledge of the internals of modern file systems and OS kernels Familiarity with network monitoring and application instrumentation Experience with scalable systems design and implementation Familiarity with SQL and relational databases Experience with Apache Cassandra or Hadoop Involvement in an open-source community Experience with git source control Familiarity with Python BS degree in Computer Science

Additional Information

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