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The SF JavaScript Meetup Message Board › Senior Hadoop/Engineer Position in SF

Senior Hadoop/Engineer Position in SF

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At Playnomics, we believe in an interactive gaming future. We see a future where connected games will be applied to all types of digital interactions, and played by all types of people on a multitude of platforms. Using cutting edge data analysis techniques, we are building a digital marketing platform to enable game publishers to predictively target players on a 1-1 basis. Our system presents exciting challenges such as scaling machine learning, processing large datasets in the cloud, and real time data insight. We are laying the groundwork for a future of adaptive, personalized gaming experiences, all powered by our next-generation data analytics platform.

Our team is made up of smart, pragmatic entrepreneurs and technologists coming from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. Playnomics is located in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant SoMa district, two short blocks from Caltrain, and (pretty) close to the ballpark. We are looking for like-minded talented, capable, and resourceful people to join us in building the future of digital gaming. Also, to join us in grilling outside on our patio on Fridays.

Senior Hadoop Engineer Responsibilities:
Build data processing software in Java for analyzing terabytes of data in the cloud using Hadoop and Hive through simple to complex chains of queries, custom UDF/UDAFs, and map/reduce jobs
Build an advertising auction system with bidding, quality analysis and accounting
Design, build, and own major components of the software stack
Build a real-time API for data collection and ad serving
Work on all aspects of software development including design, implementation, testing, deployment, tuning, and monitoring
Interact with customers to integrate the product with their games and applications
Advise junior software engineers

What we are looking for:
BS or MS in Computer Science
Experience with Java and SQL. Python, Javascript/AJAX, RoR knowledge is a bonus
Distributed/parallel computing, Hadoop/HBase/Hive experience
Passion for and experience with Big Data analytics
Solid understanding of statistics and data processing
Excellent communications skills
Sharp problem solving skills
Recent prior startup experience and/or high energy "get-it-done" personality
An interest in playing games, either online or off

To apply, please send a resume to
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