Senior Staff Engineer - Applications (NYC)
Location:
New York , New York
Posted:
April 09, 2017
Reference:
1708699957
LinkedIn was built to help professionals achieve more in their careers, and every day millions of people use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, and gain insights. Our global reach means we get to make a direct impact on the world's workforce in ways no other company can. We're much more than a digital resume - we transform lives through innovative products and technology.
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We are seeking extraordinary talent to help fuel our distributed, Java applications capable of serving billions of page views to over 425+ million LinkedIn members while earning hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
As a Senior Staff Engineer, you will be an agile architect in the design, development, and support of the most visible Internet-scale features and infrastructures at LinkedIn. You will be the tech advisor for video platform (backend & mobile) impacting and directing other platform team's roadmap (teams distributed in multiple geo locations) as well. The ideal candidate will be excited for the challenge to transform and think critically on many computer science disciplines including product design, usability, building APIs and user-centric online applications, business logic, scaling performance, and 24x7 reliability. This position is full-time and based in our office in New York.
Responsibilities: • Scale distributed applications, make architectural trade-offs applying synchronous and asynchronous design patterns, write code, and deliver with speediness and quality. • Develop multi-tier scalable, high-volume performing, and reliable user-centric applications that operate 24x7. • Produce high quality software that is unit tested, code reviewed, and checked in regularly for continuous integration. • Provide technical leadership, driving and performing best engineering practices to initiate, plan, and execute large-scale, cross functional, and company-wise critical programs. • Identify, leverage, and successfully evangelize opportunities to improve engineering productivity. • Mentor video team to grow next generation of Staff engineers
Basic Qualifications: • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or 10+ years of related practical experience. • 5+ years experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions. • 5+ years experience programming experience in Java, Javascript, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, Python, and/or Ruby.
Preferred Qualifications: • BS + 10 years of relevant work experience, MS + 8 years of relevant work experience, or PhD + 5 years of relevant work experience. • Experience in designing and building infrastructure and web services at large scale. • Experience in technology used in video consumption: - Streaming - Video encoding - Mobile experience (understanding technical challenges in building out video product on mobile) - High level of craftsmanship • Strong object oriented skills. • Expert knowledge of computer science, with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design. • Experience with object oriented design, coding, testing patterns, and programming languages (Java, C++, C#, etc. ). • Proven coding skills in Python or JavaScript/AJAX, database design and SQL, and/or knowledge of TCP/IP and network programming. • Experience building web applications and services with IDEs, ant, junit, etc. • Experience with relational databases (transactional and non-transactional), database architecture, and distributed transaction management.

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