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Platform Engineer

Engineering | San Mateo, CA

Job Description

About You

You are a full stack engineer that is passionate about creating a robust platform. You think not only about what is valuable for internal development but also about programmatic interfaces to enable customer success. You believe in an "API first" philosophy. You are eager to dig into our metadata model to improve end-to-end performance. You've worked in environments where you've focused on highly available web applications and are eager to build the application infrastructure to support these needs.        

The Role

You will be directly responsible for delivering reliable, high volume web services. You should also be an internal advocate for an API first philosophy and help drive this on all features through participation in technical reviews and discussion with other engineers. You will also be responsible for building out reusable interfaces to enable customers to extend the Platfora platform, such as pluggable authentication and authorization. 

Tags: Java, Scala, Python, REST, API, JSON, Hibernate, Postgres, databases, SQL, authentication, security, authorization, business intelligence, enterprise software, plug-ins

What You Can Expect

We are laser focused on building the next great data company. If you join us, you can expect to work with talented, driven, creative and results-oriented co-workers who also bring joy and balance to their work. We are building desktop-class web applications that operate at the intersection of big data, HCI and computer graphics.  Platfora provides browser based direct manipulation interfaces for exploratory data analysis and visualization.  We use programming paradigms inspired by reactive programming, constraint programming and component based programming to improve software robustness and reduce plumbing code. We believe that enabling customers to extend Platfora is key to their success and are looking for key players to help drive that goal. Your compensation will include meaningful equity ownership and a competitive salary and benefits.

About Platfora

Platfora is the #1 native Big Data Analytics platform for Hadoop. Platfora puts big data directly into the hands of line-of-business people through self-service analytics that help them uncover new opportunities that were once impossible or impractical.

We have assembled a uniquely diverse engineering team with experience ranging from academic and industrial research to building and delivering cutting-edge software.  Our product is an integrated interactive big-data analytics platform, complete with Hadoop and Spark-based data crunching capabilities, a proprietary distributed in-memory analytic query engine, and a novel browser-based data visualization layer. We are backed by the biggest names in venture capital.  

Leading organizations such as Thomson Reuters, Citi, Cox Automotive,, Groupon, Opower, Riot Games, Sears, Vivint and The Washington Post use Platfora.