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Twin Cities Spark and Hadoop User Group Message Board › Senior Software Engineer - Big Data-Hadoop Career Opportunity

Senior Software Engineer - Big Data-Hadoop Career Opportunity

Heidi O.
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Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Post #: 1
Renaissance Learning is coming soon to a location near you! Our R&D operation is currently creating the next generation of our product line and we’re coming to downtown Minneapolis. We’ll be hiring for brand new opportunities in agile/scrum development to include scrum master, user experience, big data architecture, quality assurance among others. Here is one exciting new opportunity with more to follow…

Job Description:
Senior Software Engineer – Hadoop

Renaissance Learning is one of the world’s largest providers of K-12 education software. Our apps are used in over half the schools in the United States, and over the years we’ve collected hundreds of millions of assessments and tests via our cloud-based applications.

We have an incredible opportunity for a highly skilled, creative senior engineer with a passion for big data tools. Renaissance offers a chance to make a significant impact on the education of millions of students, helping us to translate terabytes of learning information into actionable insight.

We’re looking for experts with Hadoop, Cassandra and NoSQL to join our growing Big Data team.
Every day will bring new and exciting challenges on the job while you:
•Help to code our second generation data warehouse on Cloudera Hadoop
•Design and develop scalable analytic solutions processing massive amounts of real-time data
•Develop complex MapReduce jobs to compute important metrics that are used daily by millions of users
•Work with others on the Big Data team to solve complex computational and analytical problems

Required Experience:
How will you know if you’re qualified?
•2+ years of hands-on experience with the Hadoop stack
•Rock-solid coder
•A solid team player who sees the benefits of helping the team meet its goals
•Experienced in working in an Agile/Scrum
•Passion for data, insights and analysis
•Extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux
•Experience with common Big Data technologies such as Cassandra, Hadoop, HBase, Storm, Impala, Kafka, and/or other large-scale distributed systems preferred
•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree in Computer Science preferred
•Knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure (e.g. Amazon Web Services EC2, Elastic MapReduce) and experience with scalable, distributed systems a plus

Interested? Apply online at:

For the right person, this particular position could be based in Minneapolis, MN, Vancouver, WA or Fremont, CA.
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