Backend Engineer ( MM )

DataRobot   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 164 days ago

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Job Summary

DataRobot accelerates the process of building predictive models to get the most out of valuable data. We work hard to create tools that nascent data scientists can use effectively while also exposing the rich detail and control that data science veterans rely on.

As a Senior Backend developer, you turn data science techniques into scalable new features, with a focus on robust distributed architecture. You will engage across disciplines to design and implement cutting-edge machine learning enhancements and infrastructure in DataRobot.  Whether optimizing database query patterns, working on predictions tech, improving model tuning, designing storage structures necessary for new features, improving coding practices, or parallelizing code bottlenecks, you get it done while helping those you work with to be better developers.

The ideal candidate should bring new ideas from concept to implementation, write quality code, participate in design/development discussions, then translate architectural specs into working application design.

Main Requirements

  • 5+ years of Python experience working in a large software system (not just web-dev)
  • ~3 years of experience developing distributed systems experience, ideally with some kind of architectureresponsibilities, or designing component interfaces
  • In the interview process you will be evaluated on your performance in a number of coding test and design test scenarios – be prepared to think!
  • Some experience with data processing
    • Pandas
    • Numpy/Scipy
    • Scikit-learn
    • Spark
    • MLlib (

Desire Skills

  • Experience in some/all of these:
    • Messaging like ZMQ or RabbitMQ
    • API interface design and construction
    • Microservice/distributed systems design and construction
    • Persistent storage like Redis and MongoDB
    • Parallel Computing
    • Experience/understanding resource management services workflow (Hadoop/Yarn, Mesos, Kubernetes, AWS, OpenStack, Docker or any other).
    • Experience working on the JVM (Java, Scala) a plus
    • System/performance engineering (profiling process memory/cpu/io/network usage, system calls, flame graphs, jvm/python specific debugging instruments (pdb, visualvm, etc.)