Principal Software Engineer, Big Data

PubMatic   •  

Redwood City, CA

Industry: Market Research


Not Specified years

Posted 371 days ago

Job Description

PubMatic's Big DataEngineering group is responsible for building scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available big data platform handling PB’s of data that is behind PubMatic Analytics.

We work with a large data volume, flowing through PubMatic platform from across the globe. The platform is built to ingest & process data to provide real-time and slice and dice analytics for our internal & external customers.

We are looking for Principal Software Engineer, responsible for delivering industry-leading solutions, optimizing the platform, challenging the norms and bring in solutions for industry critical problems.


  • Work in a cross-functional environment to architect, design and develop new functions in our product line.
  • Conduct feasibility analysis, produce functional and design specifications of proposed new features.
  • Troubleshoot complex issues discovered in-house as well as in customer environments.
  • Improve codebase, bring in latest technologies, re-architect modules to increase the throughput and performance.
  • Mentor junior engineers in software development, technology and processes.

* A relocation package to the Bay Area is available *


  • Solid CS fundamentals including data structure and algorithm design, and creation of architectural specifications.
  • R&D contributions and production deployments of large backend systems, with at least 2years supporting big data use cases.
  • Designing and implementing data processing pipelines with a combination of the following technologies: Hadoop, Map Reduce, YARN, Spark, Hive, Kafka, Avro, Parquet, SQL and NoSQL data warehouses.
  • Implementation of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, documentation, build processes, automated testing, and operations.
  • Deep experience defining big data solution architectures and component designs, exploring technical feasibility trade-offs, creating POCs using new technologies, and productizing the best solutions in line with business requirements.
  • Proven track record in working withinternal customers to understand their use cases, and developing technology to enable analytic insight at SCALE.
  • Passion for developing and maintaining a high quality code and test base, and enabling contributions from engineers across the team.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities with good time management and a dedication to doing what it takes to get the work done right.
  • Ability to achieve stretch goals in a very innovative and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially in technical communications.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and a desire to work collaboratively.