Senior Staff Engineer, Data Infrastructure

Chicago IL, Scottsdale AZ, Austin, TX

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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About Us 

At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world. Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.
Data Infrastructure

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer in Data Infrastructure at Venmo, you will empower teams to leverage their data with confidence. You are excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.  

What You’ll Do  

  • Design, implement and maintain our online/off-line/near-line data infrastructure service, such as Message queue, Cache, Datalake and so on  

  • Design, implement and maintain our data driven applications, such as user search, feeds, social graph and so on.  

  • Scale our infrastructure to support growth while maintaining performance and reliability.  

  • Continuously improving data operations: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.  

  • Interface with the product and other functional teams and their leadership  

What We’re Looking For  

  • Bachelors and/or Masters in computer science OR related field of study  

  • 7+ years of experience in software development or a related field  

  • Proficiency with the big data infrastructure: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Flink, etc  

  • Expertise with relational SQL and NoSQL databases  

  • Experience in designing and developing the fault-tolerant and scalable distributed systems  

  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, ElasticCache  

  • Proficiency with one object-oriented/object function scripting language: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc  

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience  


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