Sr. Data Engineer

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People—the listeners, the artists, and our employees—are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life.


Discover your future at Pandora.



Job Details:


Data engineers at Pandora are responsible for the services and infrastructure capable of processing and making available the extensive volume of data produced on its platform each day. Data Engineers build the infrastructure needed to enable analysts and scientists to query and author data products that operate against our largest collections (billions of events per day). At Pandora the data team supports a variety of business functions including our science, marketing, product, finance and sales teams. You should have a solid understanding of Java software development, and take personal responsibility for testing the code you write. You should have strong academic credentials and a degree in Computer Science or a related field. You should be enthusiastic about learning new technologies and skills. You must be capable of managing your time well and working collaboratively. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.



Requirements:

  • 5+ years development experience of which 2-3 years are focused on data or analytics engineering working with big data technologies (Hadoop: i.e. MapReduce, HDFS, Tez, Hive, Spark)
  • Experience with one of the following distributed databases: MySQL, Postgres, Redis, NoSQL or NewSQL
  • Experience developing in one of the following: Java, Scala, C/C++, or Python
  • Experience developing for Linux-based deployment platforms, developing scalable, multithreaded server side software for deployment
  • Experience developing SQL applications of significant complexity
  • Experience developing service oriented architectures/orchestration including the support of data science
  • Experience with API design/development (i.e. RPC, REST, JSON, XML, SOAP)
  • Significant experience unit testing with frameworks i.e. JUnit


“We're considering candidates for multiple positions and levels. Successful candidates will be placed at appropriate level depending on their qualifications or experience.”


Pluses:

  • Experience collaborating with data scientists, exposure to machine learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling methods.
  • Experience with recommender, or search systems.
  • Experience with Apache Spark and Kafka.
  • Experience working across the full technology stack
  • BA/BS or above in Computer Science or a related field

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.


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