Alation

Senior Software Engineer (Backend) - Capture Team

3+ months agoBangalore, India
Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis.

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data, so they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team and role. In the words of our customers, “Alation is our one-stop-shop for our data and analytics. It’s bringing people together to collaborate and solve our business problems.”

More than 400 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, Allianz Global Investors, American Family Insurance, Autozone, Cisco, Draft Kings, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, General Mills, Munich Re, NASDAQ, Parexel, Pfizer, Salesforce, Virgin Australia, and Vistaprint.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is a 3X winner of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces and is backed by leading venture capitalists including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire, and Snowflake Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.

With more than $217M in funding - valued at $1.2 billion, Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Our exceptional Glassdoor ratings reflect a culture that makes coming to work each day a joy. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Alation is seeking a talented and highly technical Senior Engineer to join our fast-growing team in Alation, India. The ideal candidate will communicate fearlessly to build trust. We need leaders who take active roles in shaping the future of engineering while embodying our core values.

This role can be hired in Chennai, Bangalore or Hyderabad locations.

What does the Capture Team do?
The Capture team owns the foundational component of the Alation product integrating with a multitude of technologies and tools in HDFS, BI, Data Lake, Warehousing, and Databases to bring in metadata and insights through our pipelines to power our industry-leading Data Cataloging solution. As a member of the Capture team, you will drive and own multiple product initiatives from inception through delivery. You will own the decisions on prioritization and technical tradeoffs. 

As part of Team Capture, you will…

  • Design and own new user experiences that enable customers to gain insights
  • Work with our amazing product and design team to build a core product experience Build the next generation of frameworks and solutions that simplify the complexity and enable the next level of scale
  • Design both internal and customer-facing APIs that are fast and flexible
  • Make smart scoping and priority decisions to ship fast, impactful code

You may be a perfect fit if you...

  • Have a CS degree and 8+ years of experience working as a software engineer
  • Have 3+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping software products and services with a distributed backend
  • Have a good command of architectural conventions such as RESTful API design, concepts of algorithmic complexity
  • Have experience working with data at scale and exposure to building frameworks to solve integration problems is desired.
  • Have strong software design and architecture skills with an eye toward avoiding and reducing technical debt
  • Have hands-on experience independently building and shipping features 
  • Have worked with Relational Databases - Postgres is a plus!
  • Demonstrate clear leadership and communication skills
  • Are collaborative and measure your success through impact



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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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 including commuter benefits
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!
Client-provided location(s): Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Job ID: 57431923-a99f-404f-a404-fd09ca7a9eee

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Wellness Program
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Promote From Within

Company Videos

Hear directly from employees about what it's like to work at Alation.