Technical Lead - SWE
Altiscale - Palo Alto, CA

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Job Description
Altiscale is looking for engineers with world-class technical chops to provide technical leadership for our major projects teams. The role of Technical Lead (TL) is pivotal to everything that we do at Altiscale. You are 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.