Software Engineer - Front End
Altiscale - Palo Alto, CA

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Altiscale’s mission is enable all companies, large and small, to run Big Data analysis at the scale and reliability of the big Internet companies. We do this by providing the industry’s first purpose-built Hadoop Cloud.


Develop and test various parts of the Altiscale PaaS: data management, management tools, user portals, enterprise services

Develop APIs for customer/partner integration

Work with Product Management to understand and business workflows

Provide customer support as part of a small agile team focused on delighting customers and scaling the service

Collaborate with Research and Infrastructure Engineering to deliver secure and reliable services.


Expert level proficiency in Java servlets and/or Ruby

Proficiency with Amazon AWS and/or similar cloud platforms

Proficiency with Linux and open source tools/platforms

Experience building large-scale applications and services

Sound knowledge of SQL & No-SQL databases

Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills, particularly in a "cloud" environment

Experience with agile development methodologies

Knowledge of industry standards and trends

Excellent written/oral communication skills

Obsessive about great engineering

Desired Experience

Developer of enterprise-grade cloud application and/or platform software

Understanding of schedulers, workload management, availability, scalability and distributed data platforms a plus

5+ years of experience

Advanced degree in computer science and engineering (or equivalent)


Palo Alto, CA

About Altiscale
Altiscale offers the first cloud service that is purpose-built to run Apache Hadoop. Altiscale's optimized infrastructure is faster, more reliable, easier to use, and more affordable than alternatives. Without the distractions of Hadoop operations, and with access to practically unlimited resources, Altiscale customers can drive more business value from Hadoop than ever before. Altiscale's founding team has been at the forefront of Apache Hadoop, from its incubation at Yahoo! to the operation of more than 40,000 Hadoop nodes. Altiscale is backed by General Catalyst Partners and Sequoia Capital.