Senior Software Engineer - Analytics

    • Chennai, India
Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

Alation pioneered the data catalog market, leading the evolution of data management from simply managing data to driving data culture. Alation customers leverage the data catalog as a platform to drive data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and cloud migration.  With its powerful behavioral and linguistic intelligence technologies, collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation provides a platform for a broad range of metadata management applications by combining machine learning with human insight to tackle the most demanding challenges in data management.  More than 170 organizations are driving their data cultures and improving their organizations’ decision-making with Alation, including Daimler, Exelon, Munich Re, Pfizer, and  Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit

Job Scope
We are seeking a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our fast growing team. In this role you will help define how we build and scale our analytics platform and you will help us build a work culture that fosters continuous learning and growth. 

What you'll do:

  • Design and solidify data warehouse for capturing and storing analytics data
  • Build and maintain analytics infrastructure to route customer data into warehouse
  • Build and maintain a secure, scalable, high-performance, and fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Build and launch new data models that provide intuitive analytics to data customers
  • Tackle latency and throughput challenges in data processing and request serving
  • Implement tools that help our data customers to extract, analyze, and visualize data faster
  • Evaluate new technologies and build prototypes for continuous improvements in data infrastructure and engineering


  • 3+ years of hands-on Technical Leadership in an agile environment
  • Experience designing star schema and data modeling
  • Experience designing and implementing SQL queries and ETL data pipelines
  • Knowledge of data management, analytics, BI space (or able to learn about it deeply and quickly)
  • Experience working on the cutting edge big data storage systems and technologies like  AWS S3, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, etc. is a plus
  • Experience designing integrations across the data landscape (databases, etl systems, reporting, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial minded who have scaled enterprise B2B software products and thrive in a high paced environment
  • Flexible to react to changing priorities and able to prioritize and deliver in a deadline driven environment
  • BE or MS in Computer Science or related field

You’ll be a great fit if…

  • You live and breathe data… You come from a data-oriented landscape / ecosystem such as (Databases, ETL Systems, Reporting / Visualization tools, Data analytics tools, Metastores (other catalogs) )
  • You're passionate about making the world a more curious and intelligent place
  • You're humble and thoughtful, but a vocal advocate for our users and customers, able to fight for the course of action that the data and our values show is right
  • You're driven to learn new things and grow
  • You're able to balance conflicting demands—optimizing for the short- and long-term, for end-users and business sponsors, for foundational technologies and bespoke applications, etc.—and can communicate clearly about such trade-offs
  • You can just as easily argue for a product investment with an engineer as you could argue against an investment with a salesperson
  • You have a deeply analytical mindset, yet you're able to combine quantitative analysis and logic with a human touch

More About Alation
Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!

Alation creates one place where everyone in an organization can find, understand, trust, use, and reuse data.

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