Big Data Software Engineers (Senior/Lead or Principal)

With Salesforce in Bellevue WA US

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Posted on May 15, 2019

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior, Lead, Manager
Role: System Administrator
Industry: Cloud Services, Information Technology
Company size: 10k+ people
Company type: Public


hadoop, java, linux, kubernetes, docker, sysadmin

Job description

Software Engineers(Senior/Lead or Principal) Big Data Services

Note: By applying to the Software Engineering Big Data, posting recruiters and hiring managers across the organization hiring Software Engineer will review your resume. Our goal is for you to apply once and have your resume reviewed by multiple hiring teams.

Locations - San Francisco, CA; Bellevue, WA

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Big Data Services Software Engineer Description:

Salesforce is building out our Big Data Services team to reinvigorate the way we architect, deliver, and operate the platforms and services that run in our own data centers and also in public clouds - at consumer web scale. We are looking to add engineers, with experience building and owning distributed services, who can step up and own big chunks of this vision.

  • Working with Kubernetes, HDFS, Yarn, Kafka, Spark, HBase, Phoenix, Hive, Presto or equivalent large-scale distributed systems technologies
  • Eat, sleep, and breathe services. You have experience balancing live-site management, feature delivery, and retirement of technical debt
  • Knowledge of CAP theorem. Consistency models and how they apply to their services.
  • Familiarity with crash-only and recovery-oriented software design
  • Excited by building reliable, self-healing services on unreliable hardware
  • Experience designing, developing, debugging, and operating resilient distributed systems that run across thousands of compute nodes in multiple datacenters
  • You haven’t just used, but have built and operated the distributed platforms that define cloud-scale infrastructure


  • 5-10 years of development experience
  • Experience with Java and/or C++ in a Linux/UNIX data center environment
  • Experience with one or more of: Spark, Kubernetes, Docker, Hadoop, Spinnaker, Terraform
  • Experience with Hadoop or/and HBase or Phoenix
  • Experience owning and operating multiple instances of a mission-critical service
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development
  • Experience using telemetry and metrics to drive operational excellence


  • MS in Computer Engineer/Science or related field, or
  • BS in Computer Engineer/Science plus relevant job-related experience

Are you an upcoming or recent graduate (within the past 2.5 years)? Please check out our FutureForce program at We appreciate your interest but we are seeking industry experienced engineers.

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