Production Engineer

 

Taboola, the world’s largest content recommendation platform, is hiring a Production Engineer.

In this job you will:

  • Develop one of the largest real time big data operation in the world to support over 1.4B users, 500,000 requests / second, 40TB of new data every day
  • Have end to end ownership: Design, build, ship, measure and maintain our back end services
  • Solve production issues in the framework code
  • Collaborate with the brightest software engineers team members
  • Influence directly on the way billions of people discover the internet

Here are some of the things devs in our group did in the last several months:

  • Rewrote part of our recommendation servers to reduce serving time p999 by >40%
  • Rolled out custom Cassandra compaction strategy
  • Created and improved Taboola’s Kafka consumer designed for very high scale
  • Developed a brand new Taboola metrics pipeline, ingesting over 40B metric messages per day
  • Rolled out a new custom home-built Taboola authentication service
  • Many more things...

Our Tech Stack:

Java, Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Cassandra, Vertica, MySQL, HDFS, BigQuery, Docker, Linux, Kubernetes, Nomad, Metrictank, Grafana, Airflow, Redis

You will work with:

  • The people who wrote the first lines of code in Taboola (and many many more lines after that)
  • The proud owner of a beer brewery
  • People who are deeply familiar with the code of Kafka, Cassandra, AirFlow, MetricTank and Spark (including committing back)
  • Famous internal Taboola hackathon winners
  • The designers and implementers of a offheap, zero GC, Custom Kafka Producer which cumulatively sends ~100B messages / day
  • A professional cellist

About you:

  • Experience developing large scale distributed systems
  • Deep understanding of strong Computer Science fundamentals: object-oriented design, data structures systems, applications programming and multi threading programming
  • 3+ years programming experience in Java or equivalent Object-Oriented language
  • Production systems understanding
  • Experience with SQL and No-SQL
  • Highly Proficient in Linux environment
  • Proven ability to work effectively across multiple teams
  • BS.c in computer science or equivalent experience

Nice to have:

  • Experience in Big Data tools
  • Knowledge in algorithms, data-mining and machine learning

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