Senior Software Engineer - Tools
Sunnyvale , California
April 09, 2017
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Keeping up with the needs of our hundreds of millions of members requires a tremendous amount of infrastructure and an extremely efficient development team. As a software engineer on the Tools team, you will create tools that will empower the development team to work as effectively as possible, and will build and develop distributed systems that automate everything needed to scale our applications globally and deploy quality code. You will fundamentally shape how LinkedIn writes and ships software, impact the entire engineering organization, and potentially have your work be shared with the open source community.
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will design, develop, and support the most visible Internet-scale products and infrastructures at LinkedIn.
Responsibilities: • Provide technical leadership, driving and performing best engineering practices to initiate, plan, and execute critical, large-scale, cross-functional, and company-wide programs. • Scale the infrastructure and tools required to keep our 2000+ developers in step when they are all sharing the same code, building and testing our software stacks, and releasing and deploying their services continuously without compromising site reliability. • Develop and evangelize solutions to challenges faced by every product and infrastructure team at LinkedIn to improve developer happiness, productivity, and efficiency. • Design and build tools and frameworks to automate development, testing, deployment, management and monitoring of our 24x7 services and products.
Basic Qualifications: • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or 6+ years of related practical experience. • 2+ years experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions. • 2+ years programming experience in object-oriented programming languages such as Python, Java, Javascript, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, or Ruby.
Preferred Qualifications: • BS + 5 years of relevant work experience, MS + 4 years of relevant work experience, or PhD + 2 years of relevant work experience. • Experience designing and building infrastructure and web services at large scale. • Knowledge of Internet protocols and network programming. • Experience working in a Unix environment (Linux preferred). • Knowledge of large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures. • Experience driving automated cloud management systems at scale. • Experience with containerization, cluster schedulers, infrastructure configuration and orchestration. • Experience in standard build tools and version control systems (svn, git, gradle, perforce). • Experience in Python development using frameworks like Django, Flask, Jinja, SQLAlchemy. • Knowledge of mobile (iOS and/or Android) development, tooling, and/or testing. • Knowledge and experience with Tomcat, Jetty, Netty, Apache/ATS, Scala/sbt, or Node. . • Knowledge of database systems (MySql, PostgreSQL, Redis, Hbase, Voldemort, Espresso, Cassandra).

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