Big Data / Scala Engineer


Could you be the passionate and experienced Big Data / Scala engineer we’re looking for?

Someone who:

  • is passionate about applications of big data (from data engineering to machine learning modelling),
  • has production experience with big data technology stacks (eg Hortonworks),
  • has deep affection and understanding of Scala language OR willingness and drive to get there,
  • has grounded knowledge and understanding of data structures, algorithms and distributed computing,
  • understands the problems and intricacies of highly scalable, cloud based infrastructures.

We are not very much concerned with your formal education or any other formalism. What we are concerned with is your passion, knowledge and experience.

This is not an entry-level position: we expect proven professional experience.

Background

The particular project we have in mind for the role is to make tons of data work for a world-famous client of ours. The scale allows – and is indeed planned – for applying machine learning pipelines, which you would be part of as well.

In general though – we take on projects in various sectors (finance, e-commerce, software tools development, manufacturing etc) and for customers around the world (usually outside of Poland in the UK, US, Dubai, Shanghai, Australia).

As a company we are mostly focused on Lightbend technologies (Scala, Akka, Play, Spark), but there are exceptions. Often our projects are of unprecedented scale or complexity (including working with one of the largest Scala codebases in the world, or applying custom modifications to the Scala compiler itself).

We are based in Cracow, Poland. We allow some sporadic remote work (usually 1 or 2 days a week), but the bulk of the work is to be done in our office with the rest of the team.

What to expect

We rely heavily on industry best practices and put a lot of emphasis on code quality, scalability, performance, availability and robustness. We take these things very seriously.
In most of our projects:

  • we peer-review 100% of our code,
  • we use continuous integration and deployment,
  • we constantly test product performance to meet requirements,
  • we use tools for static code analysis,
  • we use and encourage contributing to open source projects.

We put emphasis on internal training. We even have a department which specializes in internal and external training. We also participate in and sponsor many technical conferences (both in Poland and abroad) and encourage employees to present speeches, run workshops or even become certified trainers. The professional growth of our team is an important part of our company culture.

If this sounds interesting to you, just get in touch and tell us about yourself.

What we expect

We don’t expect you to be an expert in everything we mentioned in the beginning section but we do expect you to have a general understanding of each of these areas together with a solid and in-depth expertise in one or two of them. In short we are focused mainly on T-shape skilled individuals. Above all we expect you to be curious and be willing to learn.

Oh and in case you haven’t figured it out already – fluency in English language (also spoken!) is a must. We do work with foreign customers and we strongly believe that seamless communication is one of the most important things in software projects – so naturally at least intermediate level written/spoken English is required.

We expect someone who will bring a sense of unrivaled curiosity and an urge to solve real world problems. You’ll need a warm and fun attitude and a sense of exploration. Above all we value people who put heart into their work and would call themselves real craftsmen. People who not only wouldn’t run from unprecedented challenges – but ones who are rather expecting problems and are ready to go down the rabbit hole, understand complexities of a problem and find a way to solve it.

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