Senior Software Engineer - Java, NoSQL

Location: New York, NY

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Knewton is on a mission to personalize education. At Knewton, you’ll solve tough problems, own your projects, and grow on the job. Knewton has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain’s New York Business.

Senior Software Engineer - Analytics

You will be part of a high caliber team whose members have won medals in math olympiads and programming competitions with publications in top tier distributed systems and machine learning conferences. A team who enjoys exploring new paradigms and technologies to build things that scale, replicate, are easy to manage, and have elegant APIs.

This is an outstanding opportunity to:
•         Work on a system that executes real-time statistical models processing thousands of model parameters per second to deliver recommendations to millions of students in real-time.
•         Be a key contributor as that system grows into tens of millions of students.
•         Work with top data scientists on implementing their models in an efficient way.

Your responsibilities:
•         Design and implement components for the analytics service and framework with focus on scalability, availability, easy maintenance and providing an intuitive API for model development by data scientists.
•         Perform design reviews with a focus on clarity and efficient trade-offs between development time, model precision, and maintenance cost.
•         Perform code reviews with focus on best practices in terms of software engineering and clean, high performance code.
•         Communicate with internal teams (front-end and recommendations) and handle their requirements from brainstorming to implementation.

You must have:

•         A CS or related Degree (MS, Phd A+) and 5+ years of industry experience in building distributed Java applications/systems.
•         Experience in mentoring junior developers.
•         Comfort in jumping into projects that touch different components of a large system.
•         Comfort with cross-team communication.
•         Desire to pay attention to detail and enforce high design/coding standards.
•         Familiarity with agile development methodology.
•         Performed design and code reviews.
•         Experience in writing optimized Java code.

Not required, but highly desirable:

•         Experience fine tuning the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
•         Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Unix.
•         Experience with open-source technologies.
•         Experience with big data processing using NoSQL technologies like Cassandra, Hadoop, and Hive.
•         Experience in stream processing or actor models like Akka.
•         Knowledge of machine learning techniques.

Perks include:
•         Competitive salary, great benefits and stock options.
•         As much paid vacation as you need to take.
•         Flexible hours.
•         High-quality equipment (default setup: a Mac laptop with a giant monitor).
•         The opportunity to use cutting-edge machine learning and engineering techniques to transform and democratize education.

Knewton, Inc.
100 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011
http://www.knewton.com

 

 

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