Software Engineer, Platform

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The Job

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our Platform Engineering Team in San Francisco, CA.

 

​Who We Are and What We Do

Metabiota is the pioneer in comprehensive risk analytics that help industry and governmental organizations build resilience to epidemics. Forged on a strong foundation of scientific expertise, including a worldwide network of on-the-ground experts, Metabiota delivers actionable, data-driven analytics to assist corporations and countries in mitigating complex public health issues. With a strategic global presence and sustained partnerships, Metabiota’s agile approach helps identify, quantify and manage risk associated with infectious diseases. The company’s international footprint includes operations in more than 20 countries and offices in San Francisco, Canada, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information, visit http://www.metabiota.com.

 

Your Work:

As a member of Metabiota’s Platform Engineering team, you will be responsible for efficient development of leading edge computational products enabling a novel epidemic and pandemic risk focused applications and data ecosystem for a variety of critically important use cases.  The architecture is based on a pipeline of highly scalable and distributed infrastructure components and services ranging from various data ingestion, scalable big data platform, analytics engines, data warehousing and external facing services. You will have the opportunity to work hand in hand with a truly global cross functional team including SF-based product leaders, modelers, data scientists and epidemiological scientists.

 

Your Profile – Who you are:

You are an exceptional and mission-oriented engineer that craves solving real world problems.  You are a naturally energetic, structured and creative person who likes to excel in high performance distributed computing. You love big data and building big data platforms. You have impressive educational creds and some experience of sticking with tough problems at leading startups or established organizations. You demonstrate a go-getter attitude to drive solutions to problems.  You are able to foster teamwork, promote team collaboration and communication, and gauge project progress.  Your team expects you to be personable, use respectable manners, maintain stable composure, demonstrate a positive attitude, be able to work under pressure and multi-task. As we are a geographically distributed team, you embrace working with distributed teams and see that as an opportunity for driving efficient team work in this setting.

 

Specifically, you have:

  • A Computer Science/Master of Science/engineering degree
  • Solid understanding and 4-5 years of experience in disciplined OO programming development on JVM based languages (Java, Scala) in multi-threaded Linux/Unix environment
  • Solid understanding of agile development using Scrum and believe in quality development using continuous integration
  • Experience in analytical and quantitative data processing with one or more big-data infrastructures such as Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Spark and RDBMS systems such as MySql
  • Passion for building platform systems that use data to drive significant business impact
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience building RESTful APIs is a plus.
  • Familiarity in building, configuring and monitoring systems using highly scalable distributed computing solutions in AWS is a plus
  • Passion for keeping abreast with fast evolving open source communities by attending meet ups, conferences and contributing when feasible

 

Your Compensation:

  • Competitive salary and early stage equity
  • Employer-paid medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Excellent 401K Match and Commuter Benefits
     

 

Metabiota is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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