Senior Software Engineer, Hadoop

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We are seeking talented, enthusiastic Senior Software Engineer(s) to join our team in Northern Virginia. As a Senior Software Engineer (Hadoop) at Conversant you will write code and manage the environments in data pipeline that processes billions of transactions a day. You will be responsible for building out new products while updating and expanding our existing offerings.

Our software engineers enjoy rolling up their sleeves, writing code and working with large amounts of data. You hold yourself to a high standard and consider inefficiency to be an abject failure. You have a keen knack for attention to detail and a penchant for measuring things. Your reputation for requirements gathering and solution delivery is exceeded only by the careful consideration you put into architecting and testing them.


  • Write robust, high-performance, maintainable code as leading member of the data platform team
  • Be a part of a team working on a high volume, highly available data platform that is critical to the success of the business
  • Participate in architecture discussions, influence the roadmap, and take ownership and responsibility over projects
  • Build available, scalable, low latency systems designed for high traffic infrastructure
  • Conduct performance testing and monitoring of production systems
  • Review work and assure adherence to best standards and practices

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent practical work experience
  • Experience with databases and data-driven applications
  • Experience with replication, backup and restore and disaster recovery
  • Solid computer science fundamentals such as complexity analysis, data structures and software design
  • You are experienced with architecting, developing and extending large and complex systems
  • You are passionate about shipping quality high-performance code
  • You are a problem solver, a fixer, and a creative technologist
  • You need to be a great team worker and a great communicator
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Experience with specific "Big Data" technologies including Hadoop, HBase, Storm, Kafka
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, pgplsql and Python

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