Software Development Engineer, Big Data - Kafka/Flink

About the team

The Data Streaming Infrastructure team at Zillow aims to create a scalable and reliable eventing platform on top of Apache Kafka & Apache Flink. We are managing Apache Kafka deployments on top of AWS with production level SLAs and end to end ownership as a critical backbone for real time services to all of our brands. In addition, we aim to provide an ecosystem that allows easy usage of Kafka & Flink including abstracting configurations, producer/consumer libraries and a central registry for Kafka metadata to reduce the total cost of ownership for streaming data products.

About the role

As the usage for real time services and insights grow at Zillow, so do the challenges with complex distributed systems such as Kafka and Flink. You will get to work on scaling the infrastructure to support those needs. Those challenges include fair multi-tenancy usage, growing from single to multi cluster management, modernizing deployments with Terraform and Kubernetes, growing to multi-regions, implementing non-trivial auto scaling mechanisms and more. 

In addition, you will implement various developer tools as a way to reduce the overhead of engineers across the company by using these complex big data technologies. That includes tools for them to observe their workloads, abstracting libraries and advocating best practices.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to own systems and improving their reliability

  • Demonstrated ability to employ SRE practices such as Infrastructure as code, SLIs/SLOs & observability 

  • Experienced working with Kubernetes 

  • Proficient coding in Python/Java or other languages

  • Familiar with distributed systems and their challenges

  • (Plus) Familiar with streaming technologies such as Apache Kafka or Apache Flink

  • (Plus) Experience developing for Kubernetes Operators

  • Biased for action and proactive figuring things out

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

In additional to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.

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
  • Kafka
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • AWS