Software Engineer - Palo Alto

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.


  • Develop and test various parts of the Altiscale PaaS:
    • Data Management
    • Developer Tools
    • Management Tools
    • User portals
  • Develop APIs for customer/partner integration
  • Work with Product Management to understand and implement features and customer-driven enhancements
  • Provide customer support as part of a small agile team focused on delighting customers
  • Collaborate with Research and Infrastructure Engineering to deliver high performance and reliable services.
  • Obsessive about great engineering
  • Experience with any of the following languages; Java, Ruby, C/C++, Python
  • Understanding of Hadoop internals, Pig, Hive, and HBase
  • Experience developing and extending modern build-chain tools, such as Maven, Jenkins, Git
  • Understanding of schedulers, workload management, availability, scalability and distributed data platforms
  • Proficiency with Linux, virtual machines, and open source tools/platforms
  • Experience building and designing large-scale distributed applications and services
  • Sound knowledge of SQL & No-SQL databases
  • 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
Desired Experience
  • 2+ years of experience
  • BA/BS in computer science and engineering (or equivalent); advanced degree is a plus
  • Palo Alto, CA
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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.