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Direct response advertising has been a major growth engine for our ads business over the last several quarters. And we're confident that our recent acquisition of TellApart (@tellapart) will accelerate that trajectory further. TellApart brings deep expertise in performance advertising, driving cost-effective return on investment through dynamic product ads and email marketing for clients like Neiman Marcus, Pottery Barn, Sur la Table, Wayfair, and many others! With continued investments in R&D and infrastructure, as well as direct access to more data, and expansion through our global sales teams--we believe we can extend TellApart's services internationally and to industries beyond retail.
Platform Infrastructure:
In the Infrastructure team, our work directly impacts hundreds of millions of consumers, drives billions in top-line revenue for our clients, and operates at a massive scale (with an uptime in excess of 99.9%). We solve complex problems involving distributed systems (lambda architecture), service-oriented architectures, high-velocity streaming, resource management, storage, cloud infrastructure, etc. We hack a lot and try to release our work to the open source community as much as possible.
Core Services:
As a member of the Core Services team at TellApart, you will be responsible for building out the entity layer of our system, which is where all of our data pipelines are created. One of the main strengths of our business is our ability to track consumers across devices. The cross-device identity services we provide are used by every solution we offer today. Essentially, any data-driven capability that's common across all of our products is within our domain.

Software Engineer (more senior role: Sr. Software Engineer ):
Current Focus:
Play a key role in scaling our existing data pipeline to handle 10x the data to match our current growth trajectory Extend the functionality of a real-time data pipeline that produces up-to-the-minute analyses of PB-scale datasets Consider next-generation hardware choices and configurations for our Hadoop clusters to optimize performance and reliability Build or choose open source tools to help other engineers access complex data more efficiently Most importantly, because you are excited by big data technologies and would like to make meaningful contributions toward the next advances in big data Recently Completed Projects:
Built an identity management platform which associates a single user identity across devices and supports an anonymous profile service to derive attributes like gender and purchase preferences from their user history Built a data pipeline which ingests > 100M user activities per day and creates a cumulative user history for use in training models and building datasets for real-time usage Built a pluggable monitoring platform that allow users and services to retrieve, compare and alert on metrics recorded in OpenTSDB, Cloudwatch and other metric stores Built query system from Spark, Tachyon and Parquet that caches Terabytes of data in memory and increased our query speeds by 100x. We offered contributions back to all projects in the course of development Built a data extraction framework to enable simple and consistent data extraction from complex structures across multiple Map/Reduce platforms such as Hadoop, Hive and Spark

2+ years of industry experience using big data systems and/or using big data for data analysis (internships count toward this requirement) Hands on experience with distributed system concepts used in scaling big data technologies with exponential growth of data and speeding up queries Understanding of inner workings of technologies like Hadoop, MapReduce, HBase, Voldemort, MongoDB, Cloudera CDH, Spark, Parquet, Scalding, Kafka, Zookeeper, Eureka, etc. Ability to mentor others and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and high-growth start-up environment Bonus Points:
Architecting and deploying asynchronous work queues, high-volume storage systems, and high-throughput systems excites you Active contributor / committer to a well-known open source project and/or interest to do so in the future Demonstrated ability to excel in whatever you pursue (whether it's work, school, competitions, open source contributions, personal projects, etc.--you've always stood out and succeeded)

About Twitter

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