Altiscale

Software Engineer - Cloud Services

Engineering | Palo Alto, CA, United States

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. 

Responsibilities
  • 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.
Skills
  • 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)
Location
  • 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.