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Senior Hadoop Engineer

Palo Alto, CA | Data Platform

Job Description

The Senior Hadoop Engineer is an important member of the Business Intelligence team at Machine Zone and will report into our Business Intelligence Architect.  You should have expertise in working with hadoop cluster, be familiar with hadoop tools, and have expert knowledge of SQL/MySQL.  You will be responsible for configuring and maintain our hadoop cluster as well as related processing and metrics work.  Your efforts will directly impact systems that will be accessed by tens of millions of global players in the future!


  • Configure and maintain our hadoop cluster
  • Automate the pipeline of processing logs, creating metrics, and exporting to external data stores
  • Work together with machine learning engineers to slice and dice big data, perform data mining and fuel analytics applications
  • Train and help data analysts to use the hadoop system and run ad-hoc jobs


  • 8+ years experience working with hadoop cluster and/or other distributed systems
  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science or related field
  • Familiar with hadoop tools such as HIVE, PIG, OOZIE, SQOOP
  • Expert knowledge in SQL (primarily MySQL) with ability to build and optimize complex queries efficiently
  • Experience with Java and PHP
  • Knowledge in machine learning and data mining is a big plus
  • Team player who enjoys working with business users, DBAs, application engineers to find the best solutions
  • Familiarity with free2play games is a big plus

Refer a Friend:

We rely on your referrals for our success, and to show our appreciation, Machine Zone offers a Referral Bonus Program.  If you refer someone to us for a full-time position and we hire them, you will receive a $1000 referral bonus after 90 days of successful employment. Certain rules, restriction and eligibility requirements apply. To make a referral or to learn more about the Referral Bonus Program, please contact us at referral<at>machinezone.com.

Top Reasons to Join Us:

  • Be part of the most innovative mobile gaming company with phenomenal growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package, bonus initiative plans, 401K, full health benefits, ST/LT insurance and unlimited vacation
  • Located in downtown Palo Alto near all the restaurants, bars and cafes
  • Food, snacks, drinks, and lunches/dinners with founders
  • Monthly events (offsite mixers, game nights, ice cream socials, etc.), group lunches, holiday party, ping pong table, video games… and more!

About Us: 

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Machine Zone, Inc. (formerly Addmired) is focused on creating the most engaging free-to-play mobile social games in the world.  Launched in 2008 with Y Combinator, Machine Zone has seen explosive annual growth with its highly successful free-to-play games, including iMob, Original Gangstaz, Global War, iMob 2, Race or Die 2, among others.  To date, the company has well over 40 million downloads of their iPhone games.  The company operates profitably and has raised two rounds of funding from Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures and Menlo Ventures.

Winner of the Crunchies Award (Techcrunch), we are a unique, highly talented and ambitious team of free-to-play game experts and rock-star engineers, all focused on building highly engaging mobile experiences for its gamers.  We continue to expand our teams and look for top talents around the world to build not only the most exciting technical and social projects in mobile gaming, but to help create the best gaming company.  Come and be part of the revolution!

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