Sr. Distributed Computing Software Engineer

Company Description

We are looking for a talented Sr. Distributed Computing Software Engineer to join our Large Scale Analytics (LSA) team. In this role, you are instrumental in transforming research concepts into prototypes and software products. We value attitude, aptitude, communication skills, and coding skills over experience with specific languages and environments.

Large Scale Analytics (LSA) is primarily a research group with development of prototypes to prove new and advanced data analysis algorithms. Team member work with very large amount of data (2.5 - 3 billion records per day) to help discover and prove new advanced data analytic algorithms for surfacing unique methods for optimizing statistical model enabling prediction and personalization analysis. The end goal is to improve online advertising campaigns targeting thus maximizing revenues. In addition to utilization of distributed computing technologies, proving newly developed algorithms, work involves architecture and design to incorporate these new algorithms into new products.

Job Description

The Responsibilities of our Sr. Distributed Computing Software Engineer will include:

  • Performing research and iterative prototyping with large scale distributed computing and distributed database systems architecture
  • Utilizing experience with distributed file systems, database architecture, and data modeling to organize and process large data sets
  • Developing software to support data mining projects and contextual analysis, such as crawling, parsing, indexing, and unique content analysis
  • Collaborating with scientists and analytics solution architects to design distributed data storage and processing services that are scalable, reliable, and available. 
  • Identifying potential performance bottlenecks and scalability issues to justify or critique the design of new algorithms; and assists researchers with accessing and processing large amounts of data.


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 3 years of software development experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with distributed systems
  • Knowledge in distributed system design, data pipelining, and implementation
  • Knowledge and experience in building large scale applications using various software design patterns and OO design principles
  • Experience with HTML, C++, Java, JavaScript
  • Experience with either distributed computing (Hadoop/Cloud) or parallel processing (CUDA/threads/MPI)
  • Expertise in design pattern (UML diagrams) and data modeling of large scale analytic systems
  • Experience in research, analysis, and the conversion of large amount of raw collected data and content into new sets of data that is structured and does not reduce data context in order to enable the Productization of new products
  • Worked with data warehousing and distributed/parallel processing of large data sets using parallel computing system to map/reduce computation and Linux clusters (e.g. Hadoop/Cloud technologies, HDFS); cluster;
  • Experienced in modern development methodology such as Agile, Scrum and SDLC
  • Ability to work in a research oriented, fast pace, and highly technical environment
  • Quick thinker and a fast learner, collaborative spirit, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities Employer: AOL offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

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