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Sr. Software Engineer



Software Engineering
California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Big Data isn’t a problem. It’s an opportunity.

At Alation, we help people find, understand, and trust data. So they not only excel in their work — they drive value for their enterprise, team, and role. In the words of one customer, “Alation makes me look like a rockstar.”

We help companies you know and trust empower their people with the best data every day. Alation helps Discover Financial Services quickly generate value from their data to create the product and customer service innovations that help the iconic credit card company remain number one in customer satisfaction. And real estate giant Keller Williams uses Alation to govern the more than 70 TB of data that empowers their global team of over 190,000 agents.

With $340M in funding – valued at over $1.7 billion and 550+ customers, including 35% of Fortune 100 companies- Alation is poised to capitalize on data as an opportunity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list for the fourth time. Do you want to join a team that welcomes new ideas, supports your growth, and recognizes your unique value?

Join us!

Job Description:

The Search Team delivers consumer-facing data insights in the Alation Data Catalog by working on our best-in-class search engine. We are working on bleeding-edge solutions as we integrate machine-learning technologies into our current architecture. Our architecture encompasses the concerns of dealing with big data problems while attaining near real-time performance. While doing this, we cooperate closely with the Product Team and our customers to ensure a first-class experience.

What you'll do:

  • Research and design solutions that best-fit customer needs

  • Work closely and mentor other team members to drive innovative solutions

  • Design internal and customer-facing APIs that are fast, flexible and reliable

  • Collaborate with our product design team to provide the highest quality user experience

  • Make smart scoping and priority decisions to ship fast, impactful code

  • Work directly with users to integrate feedback into our designs and priorities

  • Work on and own code that spans both frontend and backend systems

  • Build and maintain a secure, scalable, high-performance, and fault-tolerant distributed systems

You should have:

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • 6+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping software products and services.

  • Expert proficiency in Python or Java

  • Proficiency in data modeling for RDBMS or NoSql data systems

  • Desire to dive into details of complex code that runs at scale via an on-prem delivery model

  • Ability to translate business requirements and “user needs” into code – experience owning projects or features from planning to release is a plus

  • Readiness for adaptable and fast-paced, evolving, growing, and dynamic environment

  • Advanced understanding/experience with OOP in Python or Java

  • Understanding of the following are major pluses

    • Elasticsearch

    • AWS infrastructure

    • Familiarity with LLMs

Compensation Pay Range:

$191,481.00 - $220,000.00

Salary Information

The base salary range is specific to the United States. The salary of the final candidate selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, work location, specialty and training. If the final candidate has a different level of experience, the base salary target range may be lower or higher than what is published.

Alation, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.

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