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Software Engineer II



Software Engineering
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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:

What does the Data Governance Team do?
The Data Governance team owns the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data in enterprise systems, based on internal data standards and policies that also control data usage. Effective data governance ensures that data is consistent, trustworthy, easily accessible to those who need it and doesn’t get misused. This includes user-facing features like defining policies and access control via workflow capabilities, curating the right data and metrics and a lot of exciting data focused features.
What you will do
  • Build frameworks that will be used by other teams
  • Design both internal and customer-facing APIs that are fast and flexible
  • 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 the code spanning frontend and backend systems
  • Build and maintain a secure, scalable, high-performance, and fault-tolerant distributed systems
You should have:
  • Have a degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Are an engineer with 4+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping software products and services.
  • Have proficiency in JavaScript, React (or any front end language) and Python
  • Have desire to dive into details of complex code that runs at scale via on-prem delivery model
  • Are able to identify solutions that improve quality of service and reduce operational and support burden
  • Understand how to translate business requirements and “user needs” into code – experience owning projects or features from planning to release is a plus
  • Are adaptable and prepared for a fast-paced, evolving, growing, and dynamic environment
  • Have experience building single page applications - React JS and Django REST Framework or FastAPI are a huge plus - WebSockets or Server-Sent Events a bonus
  • Strong experience with Python - Django ORM and Celery are a plus
  • Have a solid understanding of object-orientation and experience with OOP in Python – with Java a plus.

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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