Big Data Software Engineer

Engineering - Palo Alto, CA, United States

Our mission is to let people discover and share content in beautiful and simple ways. 

Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is inspired by the beauty and ease of print media and combined with the power of social media, helps inform, entertain and inspire people every day.

The company is based in Palo Alto, California and backed by legendary investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer, Index Ventures and Insight Venture Partners.

Big Data Software Engineer

Flipboard, a social magazine service, has millions of daily readers who read tens of millions of articles per day. Every single one of our users, documents and events generates data that we use to monitor, report, and build products. Reliable data collection, at exceptional scale, is central to everything we do at Flipboard.We're looking for a Data Platform Engineer, reporting directly to the Head of Data Platform Engineering, to help us build and scale our core data platform.

  • Own the design, implementation, and operational support of core data platform.
  • Ensure data integrity and scalability of PB range data infrastructure.
  • Build instrumentation, ETL/real time, social mining systems.
  • Contribute to data, search and other open source ecosystem.
  • Take ownership in core system data model and schema.
  • Set data definition and standards across teams.
  • Support core platform, search, recommendation, analysts/data scientists, marketing, growth and other internal teams with data needs.
  • Familiarity with Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, Pig, Redshift, Impala, Presto and SQL databases
  • Familiarity with Storm, Spark/Shark, Kafka, ElasticSearch/Lucene, Titan/Neo/GraphDB helpful
  • Familiarity with web frameworks, node.js, d3.js helpful
  • Solid software development skills with Java, Scala, Python, Go or similar languages
  • Excellent UNIX/Linux knowledge
  • Have fun and build awesome products!
  • Minimum 1 years industry experience
Why Join Flipboard
  • Build a product that millions use and love every day, transforming how people discover, browse and share media. By joining Flipboard now, our startup culture will enable you to learn and grow while shaping the product, the company, resulting in the most impactful work of your career.
  • Team-up with cutting-edge thought leaders from Apple, Google, Netflix, Adobe, Ellerdale, Sony, Ning, Tellme, Microsoft, Time Inc. & Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to help grow the world's first social magazine across multiple platforms.
  • CEO, Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies (acquired by Netscape & Microsoft).
  • Collaborative teams work together with strong purpose and vision. “Mock O’clock” held each week serves as a forum for team members to demo new ideas and projects.
  • Pick your equipment: we provide your choice of computers, screens, tablets, and peripherals.
  • Flipboard’s HQ is an open, beautifully converted art studio centrally located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
  • Compensation including base, equity, plus generous, comprehensive benefits
 Benefits & Perks:  
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Vision, dental, life, and health insurance
  • Unlimited “out of office time” for holidays, vacation, sick leave, and personal or family needs
  • Flexible hours
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Beer Fridays: casual team & friend meet-ups at Flipboard HQ
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies- you name it, we celebrate it.
  • Flipboard Sports- Basketball team, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize.
  • Lots of snacks- healthy and otherwise.