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[JOB POST] Big Data Engineer

From: Alex R.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:36 PM

Big Data Engineer @ Patch Media
About Patch

Communities use Patch every day to make navigating local life easier and more informed.  We provide the neighborhood news and information you must know; the best things to do; ways to buy, sell and save money; and a platform to connect and share with your neighbors.  And we need your help.

About You
•    You’re smart, and you make it happen
•    You love being an independent part of a small team that solves big problems
•    You love Big Data and its power to inform and direct business decisions
•    You’re pragmatic when architecting solutions to real world challenges
•    You’re informed by both well established and emerging approaches to solving Big Data problems



As an integral member of the Data & Reporting team, you will work with other engineers to track, organize, maintain, and deliver all of Patch’s data. Specifically, you will:
•    Take responsibility for the tracking of Patch’s web analytics
•    Use Big Data technologies to manage and deliver our data (e.g. Hadoop/Hive/Pig, MapReduce, NoSql, etc.)
•    Lead the team in finding new ways to look at and visualize our data

•    A passion for Big Data
•    Experience in Big Data technologies and scripting languages (see above)
•    An understanding of the metrics used in a web-based business
•    Experience with RDMS
•    BS degree (or higher) in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Experience or interest in the following would be ideal:
•    mongoDB/Hadoop or other NoSql solutions
•    JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX
•    Geo-location, geometry and mapping
•    Data Visualizations and Information Architecture
•    Data Warehouses (Netezza, Vertica)
•    Open source projects
•    Comfortable with git

What We Offer
•    A driven, motivated, and talented team that believes in working hard and reaping the rewards
•    Laid-back office environment in the heart of SoHo
•    Free iPad, iPhone, or $75/month towards your mobile phone bill
•    Competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including 401-K match and performance bonus

To Apply

Feel free to send resumes to me [address removed] Just a resume is fine with me. Send all of the following (and anything else to help you stand-out):
•    Cover note explaining why we should work together
•    An explanation of how and why data is seriously totally awesome
•    Resume in a standard format (.txt, .doc, .pdf) and/or link to online career profile (e.g. LinkedIn)
•    Links to any online portfolios, code repositories, sample projects, live applications, etc.

Patch offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. Patch Media, part of the Huffington Post Media Group, is an AOL company.
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