Senior Platform Engineer at Glint
Redwood City, CA, US
We are looking for an experienced platform engineer to work on our analytics query processing engine.


What you will do…

  • Define and extend an interface for expressing domain-specific analytic queries
  • Translate product requirements into analytic queries and data structures, extending the processing framework and query language as needed
  • Optimize computational primitives for performance and parallelism
  • Architect for performance and scalability: we deliver a real-time experience to customers at scale. You should have experience with resilient, redundant, and performant systems, and know how to optimize at scale.
  • Be pragmatic: Handling multiple projects at the same time is a daily occurrence; you must be able to assess tradeoffs in an efficient manner and handle deliverables on short deadlines
  • Strive for innovation: Continuous learning is essential to this role; you are encouraged to add to our institutional knowledge and find ways to incorporate the latest and the greatest in our system
  • Be a team player: Everything happens within a team; you will have the opportunity to work with domain experts (understand domains and users), product managers (define roadmaps and scopes), and the broader engineering team (creates infrastructures and features essential for our models)
  • Be ready to have fun:  Love to be competitive? We have friendly foosball competitions.  Love to dress up for Halloween?  We hold costume contests.  Love running and need a buddy (or buddies)?  We participate in relay races.  Love to improve your public speaking skills? Join Toastmasters. We have got YOU covered.


Who you are…


  • BS in CS or related field
  • 5+ years of industry experience building data pipelines, analytics systems, business intelligence reports, database internals, or distributed processing engines
  • Strong in Java
  • Strong in concurrent programming
  • Strong understanding of relational databases
  • Experience with frameworks like Spark, MapReduce, Hive, Pig at scale
  • Experience with distributed systems, scalability, and fault tolerance
  • Experience with end-to-end performance profiling and optimization (Java, database, OS, network)
  • Amazon Web Services experience highly desirable
  • Positive attitude
  • Quick learner
  • Team player


Who we are…


Glint is a rapidly growing software and analytics company that helps organizations increase employee engagement, develop their people, and improve performance.  Glint is known for powerful analytics, innovative organizational science, and a world-class user experience. The company has an extraordinary team of passionate professionals who love working together to help organizations thrive.


What we are all about…


Glint helps you see into your organization in revolutionary ways, giving you the power to create real impact on employee engagement, retention and business performance.  Glint leverages real-time people data to give leaders and managers a holistic view of an organization’s health, the insight to predict problems, and direction to take action. Based in Redwood City, California, Glint customers include United Airlines, eBay, AOL, Palantir, Red Hat, NVIDIA, Sony, LinkedIn, Intuit, Cognizant, IKEA, UTC, Square, FICO, Marketo, Veritas, Rockwell, and Pandora.


Stuff to perk you up…


  • 5-star Glassdoor rating
  • LinkedIn Top 50 Startups 2017
  • Catered lunches at Glint offices
  • MacBook Pro or Air
  • Free premium snacks and drinks
  • Ergonomic and height-adjustable workstations
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Very competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Opportunity to learn from a dedicated team and strong leadership
  • Dynamic, rapidly growing company, focused on helping organizations thrive

Glint values diversityWe are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, marital status or disability status.