Senior Data Platform Engineer
Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely. Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you’re probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can’t tell we’re there.
We solve world-scale problems and provide opportunities to match. We build diverse teams that recognize our strengths and allow us to work on our weaknesses. You bring skills and a relentless focus on the customer, and we'll provide the support you need to do the best work of your life.
Our focus is teaming with smart engineers who are passionate about their craft and excited to build software for our unique solutions in the space.
At Braintree, developers have the chance to work on various teams and stacks. Although most of our software is written in Ruby, we believe in using the best tool for the job. For example, we’ve written data platforms in Clojure, payment gateways in Java, and contextual commerce in Python. Here’s more:
- Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Many teams program in pairs, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you.
- We practice test-driven development and believe that it helps us deliver simple solutions focused on real customer needs. We have no QA department – developers test, release and monitor their own code.
- We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements.
- We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible product.
Types of projects we work on:
Hosted Fields — small, transparent iFrames that replace sensitive credit card inputs in your checkout flow
Drop-In UI — ready-made payment UI for accepting cards and digital currency
Braintree Auth — enable payments for your partners in a single onboarding flow
- 6+ years experience building software or web applications with object oriented or functional programming languages. Doesn’t matter what language, just a focus on writing clean, well designed and scalable code
- 2+ years experience with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark, or Storm
- Experience with streaming technologies like Kafka, Spark, Flink, Samza
- Experience with scalable systems, large-scale data processing, and ETL pipelines
- Experience with SQL and relational databases such as Postgres or MySQL
- Experience with NoSQL databases like DynamoDB, CloudSearch, or open source variants like Cassandra, HBase, Solr, or ElasticSearch
- Experience with DevOps tools (GitHub, Travis CI, JIRA) and methodologies (Lean, Agile, Scrum, Test Driven Development)
- Experience building and deploying applications on on-premise and AWS cloud based infrastructure
- Ability and desire to work in our collaborative environment: open team room, pair programming and fluid interactions with all products and operations teams
- Focus on building solutions utilizing an agile approach: close relationships with Product Managers, communicating and digesting real time feedback, and working smart to build story cards on daily basis
- Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge
- Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking.
- Check out our Careers page for more company perks.
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