Software Engineer - Distributed Systems (London)

Yelp’s Infrastructure teams design, implement, and maintain scalable software architectures that are at the heart of our technology. We do everything from building cluster data optimization tools, to designing APIs and developing libraries, and 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 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.
  • Support the software your team works on.

What 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.
  • Fluency in Python, C, C++, Java, or a similar language.
  • Ability to work well with and influence many personality types at all levels of the organization.

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 cloud computing services like AWS.


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