Senior Software Development Engineer, Big Data - Remote Position

About the team

As Zillow's Data Engineering Team builds incredible new platforms and tools that transform real estate across the country, we have interesting and exciting challenges to tackle. How should we manage consumer data flowing through the transactions on our platform to enable the most rewarding customer experience in the industry? How do we do this effectively at scale?We believe in autonomy and fast-paced product development, so self-motivation and high energy are must-haves for this role.

About the role

This is a ground floor opportunity to develop a comprehensive customer data platform from scratch for Zillow Group. In addition to solving complex problems in data and software engineering you will get end-to-end exposure with NoSQL data stores, microservices, and technologies like Spark, Kafka, Flink, Hive, MapReduce, and Presto. You'll work alongside a strong team in a fun, highly visible and fast-paced environment.This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

Who you are

  • A big data specialist and a hands-on coder with experience building and maintaining highly complex, reliable, and scalable data pipelines.

  • Strong background in Scala or Java and experience with streaming technologies such as Flink, Kafka, Kinesis, and Firehose.

  • Have lead design and architecture of large scale data platforms.

  • Experience with EMR, Spark, Parquet, and Airflow

  • Familiarity with a Cloud platform (e.g. AWS) and with Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. Terraform)

  • Understanding of the concepts behind distributed databases, and both streaming and batch processing systems

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to handle ambiguity and learn quickly

  • A degree in Computer Science or a related technical field; or equivalent work experience

  • Experience with other AWS technologies (e.g. RDS, SNS, SQS and Lambda) and Monitoring technologies (e.g. Splunk, PagerDuty, DataDog or Graphite) preferred

  • Exposure to data architecture & governance is helpful.

  • Have worked in a highly collaborative environment interacting with a lot of customers and stakeholders.

Get to know us

Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web, is building a safe, on-demand real estate experience. Whether selling, buying, renting or financing, customers can turn to Zillow's businesses to find and get into their next home with speed, certainty and ease.We are on a mission to help people unlock their next chapter and are building transformational tools and services that create an on-demand real estate transaction experience. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it — and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents, Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads, JUST Capital 100 Company, and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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Seattle, United States
  • Spark
  • Kafka
  • AWS
  • NoSQL
  • Scala
  • Java