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Sr. Performance and Reliability Engineer

Global Operations | Nieuwegein, the Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

The What:

Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies.   Do to the growing complexity in software and systems it has become increasingly difficult to judge the capacity and reliability of a System.   At Gracenote we have created the Performance, Scalability and Reliability group to try and find where and how our systems fail.   By causing our systems to break in a controlled environment, we hope to be able to better engineer our systems to be both more scalable and more resilient to failure.

Why we need you:

We are looking for engineers to think of new and novel ways of making our systems fail.   The ideal PSR Engineer candidate is a tinkerer with strong programming, problem solving and communication skills.   Each day you will not only work to break systems, but also work with developers to figure out how to make things better.

Ideal Attributes:

  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • Experience coding in a high level language like Ruby, Python, JavaScript or Go
  • An understanding of how to design for scalability, performance and reliability
  • Strong Linux skills a must
  • Passion for learning new technology
  • Working knowledge of Databases
  • C or Java a plus
  • Strong understanding of Application Security

About Us:

Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 3 years, the company has grown to more than 2000 employees in 17 countries, including over 600 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies.  

Our passion for music, TV, movies, and sports is at the heart of everything we do. But what really makes us tick is our people. From Emeryville to Sydney and Queensbury to Amsterdam, we are building the team that’s going to disrupt the digital universe. This starts by creating a workplace where all things entertainment are celebrated and innovation can come from anyone. If you are interested in being mission critical and on the leading edge of global entertainment technology then please contact us today!

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.