Senior Software Engineer

The Impact You’ll Have at RP

At Return Path “Big Data” is a big deal! We’re swimming in data, terabytes of it, and we need a few smart, versatile software engineers to help us solve the most pressing challenges in the email industry. For example, our certification team sees 40+ million email data messages every day, and builds useful products powered by all that data. If you love solving complex problems in a simple way, have solid programming skills and are passionate about achieving meaningful business results, then you maybe the right fit as a Senior Software Engineer at Return Path.

As a Senior Software Engineer here, you will be working alongside other dedicated and passionate engineers, product managers and data analysts, all focused on accomplishing big goals, like stopping spam and ending phishing. While you don’t need a fancy degree to work here, you do need to embrace learning and continuous improvement, have a strong technical skill set, and favor simple solutions over complex ones. The people we hire are pragmatic, versatile, data-driven and self-directed.

What does it take to be successful in this role?

Passion!
Practical and professional software development experience
Very strong grasp of algorithms and data structures
Command of your favorite modern programming language: Perl, Java, Python, PHP, etc.
Command-line scripting skills
Significant experience in one or more of the following:
Python
Large volume data processing
Strong SQL skills, Oracle PL/SQL experience
Experience with continuous integration / continuous deployment
You’re very comfortable working in a Unix environment
You are interested in working in an agile/lean environment
Endless ideas about how to leverage Return Path’s unique email data
+Pluses+
Experience tackling tough data problems with Hadoop
Knowledge of email technology, e.g. SMTP, DKIM, MIME
Active contributor to open source software

In addition to the above, you must be a good fit at Return Path. To be successful here, you must demonstrate Personal/Professional Growth,Professionalism, Execution, and Strategic Thinking; have a Positive Impact and a great sense of humor.

People First

At Return Path, we are building an extraordinary company that helps people and businesses communicate more reliably, effectively, and securely. We put people first, do the right thing, and succeed together.

We have a strong belief that our people are the most important part of our business. We incorporate this philosophy into our practices and we live it every day. This means we have generous traditional benefits and take a lot of time to focus on quality management and leadership development. We also strive to ensure each person in the company is in the right job, knows how his or her job contributes to the overall company mission, and has a clear sense of career growth and direction. We have great employee retention over the years because people love coming to work here and really feel like they're part of something special.

Do the right thing

The Return Path experience is a two-way exchange. We expect you to give us your best every day, and you can expect the same from us. In exchange for your talent, your energy, and your unique contributions, we will strive to give you what you need to live a balanced, healthy life. This means more than competitive pay and benefits—it means offering the freedom and flexibility to create your ideal experience inside and outside the office!

For more information visit www.returnpath.com


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