Senior Software Engineer
Wallaroo Labs is working on a huge idea, and this is a phenomenal opportunity for a person who enjoys challenges. We want to enable organizations to harness the power of data
to realize their boldest ideas, much faster, and with greater efficiency than ever before - all without any data engineering.
Our goal is to deploy and operate high performance computing infrastructure so customers don't have to. That’s why we’re building next-generation tools like Wallaroo, a highly efficient stream-processing engine that scales to volumes that traditional big data solutions can’t.
Our technology runs as a service inside a client’s own environment, whether in any cloud, on-premise, or at the edge, and plays nicely with modern data, messaging, analytics, and machine learning ecosystems.
We believe this is a $40B+ market opportunity and we aim to take a good chunk of it. We’re a seed-stage company that’s raised $6M from some of the best enterprise software investors in NYC, and we’re looking for ambitious people to grow our team and our business, enhance our culture, and contribute great ideas.
We believe in hiring strong engineers and letting them apply their unique skills and experiences to make our team and product better. That said, there are a few must-have requirements that are needed to do well in our environment. Beyond those, we are looking for candidates who have skills that draw from our "nice to have qualifications" list.
- Experience building high-volume data processing applications
- Experience deploying and running production systems at scale
- Experience analyzing and improving system performance
- Experience developing software and deployment systems for AWS or other cloud providers
- Experience developing on *Nix system (shell, scripts, tools, etc) with version control (e.g. git)
- Self-motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively
- Excellent written and verbal skills, and good at async communication
- A self-guided learner with the ability to pick up new skills and languages quickly
- Desire to help those around you grow and learn from you
- Thrive in an environment where the long-term goal remains stable but day-to-day needs may change quickly
Nice to Have Qualifications:
- Experience running production systems
- Prior experience working with customers either external or business-oriented
- Experience working with/designing/building distributed systems
- Experience developing multi-threaded programs
- Experience using a "strongly typed" language
- Experience developing compilers
- Experience with supporting running systems
- Experience with infrastructure-as-code systems (Ansible, Terraform, Pulimi, etc)
- Experience analyzing system performance
- Experience developing for AWS or other cloud systems
- Excellent teaching skills
- Strong algorithmic and mathematical skills
- Strong understanding of memory management (manual memory management, garbage collection)
- Familiarity with open-source streaming data and message queuing technologies
- Distributed First
- We are a fully distributed team with a base of operations in NYC and engineers ranging from California to the Netherlands. Our processes are always distributed first, with an emphasis on effective asynchronous communication.
- One of our mottos is: “If it wasn’t communicated, it didn’t happen.” Communication is always crucial to effective collaboration, but in a distributed setting it becomes even more important.
- Email, text chat, and documentation are important tools to communicate across time zones and geography. Voice conferences bring us together despite working in different countries.
- We bring up concerns early, and share objectives, context and work progress in public. We value clarity and making assumptions explicit.
- Lifelong Learning
- We value a commitment to learning, and see the ability to quickly get up to speed on new languages, technologies, and ideas as just as important as specialized knowledge, if not more. We stress a growth mindset, and know that listening can take effort but is crucial to understanding.
- Self-motivation and Accountability
- Our engineers excel at working independently and flexibly collaborating with the right people for the job. We proactively get involved when help is needed.
- Respect and Openness
- We know that we’re working with human beings with their own lives, concerns, and perspectives. We strive for charitable interpretation and empathy. We value constructive disagreement and challenging assumptions, but only when this is done with respect. We realize that even if you are an expert in some area, you can still learn from the fresh perspectives of novices, which means humility is not only reasonable, but essential to overcoming blind spots.
- The Right Tool for the Job
- We know that in software engineering, there are no silver bullets. No language, framework, tool, or process is “The One, True Way”. We look for the right tool for the job, and depending on the circumstances, this may or may not be Wallaroo!
- Our engineers have to be ready to adapt to changing circumstances and temporarily take on roles that might be a bit outside their job description. We value comfort with uncertainty and an openness to experimentation.
- Everyone a Teacher
- In a smaller startup, we need everyone to be a generalist to some degree. That’s part of the reason we value sharing knowledge, skills, and perspectives so much. Our engineers are eager to keep learning, but they’re also eager to teach their colleagues what they know, and to experiment with more effective ways to make this kind of information readily available.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.