Software Engineer - Distributed Systems

Yelp’s Infrastructure teams design, implements, and maintains scalable software architectures that are at the heart of our technology. We do everything from build performance monitoring tools, design APIs and develop libraries, to creating speedy and reliable infrastructure that’s easy to use for our relevance/machine learning developers.

Do you dream in service oriented architectures? Do you enjoy profiling and getting the last bits of performance out of complex systems? We do too ! You might have used one of our open source projects like mrjob, pyleus, or firefly. Or maybe you’ve read our blog post on how we manage Elasticsearch using Apollo. We help enable hundreds of engineers to safely and quickly deploy their features into production while serving millions of active Yelp users.

If this sounds like you, join the team that is the glue that connects Yelp’s feature teams to their underlying software infrastructure - in the data centers, up in the cloud, or anywhere in between.

What You Will Do:

  • Design, build and deploy software systems that run 24/7 at increasing scale.
  • Develop custom tools and automate processes to find answers to challenging questions and reveal the unknown.
  • Write code, document, participate in code reviews, and mentor other engineers.

We Are Looking For:

  • Strong knowledge of systems and application design, with an understanding of operational and reliability trade-offs.
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis.
  • Ability to work closely with information retrieval/machine learning experts on big-data problems.
  • A hunger for tracking down root causes -- no matter how deep it takes you -- and fixing them in systematic ways.
  • Strong understanding of operating systems, file systems and networking.
  • Strong understanding of web technology.
  • Fluency in Python, C, C++, Java, or a similar language.
  • Ability to work well with and able to influence many personality types at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • If you don't have at least one year of experience in a similar role, please take a look at our College Engineering roles instead!

Pluses:

  • Experience building large-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience at a large-scale consumer internet site.
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, CFEngine), monitoring (Nagios, Sensu, Monit), metrics (Graphite, statsd).
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with web frameworks.
  • Interest in IR/ML techniques, and supporting systems implementing these techniques.
  • Experience with Hadoop (via mrjob!), Lucene, ElasticSearch, MySQL, ReSTful web services.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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