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Senior Software Engineer - Backend

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At Amplitude, we’re building analytics that helps our customers use data to build better products and drive growth. We’re already the analytics platform of choice for many top product teams around the world including Microsoft, Square, and Hubspot. Backed by top VCs - Battery Ventures, Benchmark and YCombinator - our team is defining the future of how companies interact with data to build better products.

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help build out our analytics offering and aren't afraid to tackle the challenges of a growing data company. As a member of the Backend team, you will be responsible for designing, building, and deploying the features and underlying systems that power our core analytics product. You will interact with everything from our data ingestion pipeline to our in-house query infrastructure written in Java and Python. Our product sits on top of many modern technologies, including Kafka, Redis, Amazon S3, DynamoDB, and Elasticsearch. You will share your ideas with a group of similarly innovative and curious engineers.

Responsibilities
Take product ideas from ideation to implementation
Develop backend services that expand the capabilities of our analytics product
Optimize the performance of our data ingestion and processing pipelines
Collaborate with Product and Design to iterate on our product
Lead engineering discussions and mentor others on engineering best practices
Participate in design and code reviews
Skills and Experience
B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or another technical field
3+ years of experience working in a Software Engineering role
Experience with Python or Java
Strong foundation in programming, algorithms, and software application design
Passionate about solving challenging problems and iterating quickly
Previous experience in distributed systems, data processing and analytics is a plus
Technical leadership of an engineering team is a plus
About Amplitude


At Amplitude, we’re on a mission to help product teams understand their users’ behavior so that they can build better products. We’ve built a product analytics platform that enables anyone, regardless of analytics experience, to listen to what their users are telling them through user behavior.

Founded in 2012, Amplitude is located in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. We recently raised a $30M Series C and are backed by IVP, Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, and Y Combinator. You can learn more about our team, culture, and environment at amplitude.com/careers.

Amplitude provides equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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