Senior Platform Engineer at Medium

San Francisco · Full Time
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Job Description

Want to build the next generation of data and machine learning infrastructure?

We are looking for experienced engineers to build and iterate on our next generation data platform. Our efforts encompass business-critical, cutting edge machine learning, and state of the art data flows using Apache Spark, AWS and related technologies.

At Medium, we are proud of our product, our team, and our culture. Medium’s website and mobile apps are accessed by millions of users each day. Our mission is to move thinking forward by providing a place where individuals, along with publishers, can share stories and their perspectives. Behind this beautifully-crafted platform is our engineering team who works seamlessly together. From frontend to API, from data collection to product science, Medium engineers work multi-functionally with open communication and feedback.

Why should you join us?
You will be joining an exceptional data infrastructure team that values continuous improvement, automated testing, finding quality content for our thoughtful readers, and delivering real time internal business data. The work includes building frameworks to enable all product teams to scale their data and machine learning efforts, as well as direct usage of these technologies in service of your team’s own goals.

Medium values unique perspectives and backgrounds. Building a diverse and inclusive engineering team is important to us, and you should care about this too. We have reflected these values in our engineering interview process, and our Growth Framework.

Who are we looking for?
We’re looking for experienced engineers, who can help us take our data and machine learning infrastructure to the next level.

• You have at least 4 years experience within the JVM ecosystem, preferably in connection with Hadoop or Spark
• You work autonomously, are energized by missions and goals over specific lists of tasks
• You have at least 2 years of PaaS/IaaS experience related to data pipelines and engineering, preferably within AWS

Nice to have:
• Scala programming experience
• Spark data pipeline and/or streaming experience
• Redshift knowledge and operational experience
• Machine learning expertise

Sound like you?
We’d love to hear from you.

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What We're Building

Welcome to Medium, where words matter. Medium taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring you the smartest takes on topics that matter. So whatever your interest, you can always find fresh thinking and unique perspectives.

We believe:

- Great ideas can come from anywhere
- People create better things together
- Design matters at a deep level

We also care deeply about how media shapes the lives of individuals and the decisions of society — and we think it can be better.

We have a world-class engineering and design team, which we are looking to grow slowly and deliberately. Let us know if you're interested.

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