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Senior Software Dev Engineer - Observability Tools



Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024
It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of hundreds of millions of people. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world.

About Us

Yahoo's Core platforms group provides centrally hosted tracing, log management, and metrics monitoring services across hundreds of thousands of servers and processes billions of records each day. Our platforms are global, fast, and reliable. Our goal is to enable developers within Yahoo across the globe to quickly build scalable products, rapidly analyze enormous amounts of valuable content, and elastically serve changing workloads. We are looking for big thinkers who can help us expand cloud solutions at a scale that is second to none across the industry. Come join us in fulfilling the true promise of large-scale data platform services.

About You

Are you interested in building real-time services that operate on massive volumes of constantly changing data? Want to work on a project with an impact on every single engineering team in the company? Ever thought about what it would take to build data platforms at the internet scale?

Your Day

As a Software Engineer in Yahoo’s Observability team, you will specialize in building high performance, high throughput, distributed, and scalable systems that would be capable of handling millions of data points/second in real-time; storage systems handling massive write rates and queries that scan through millions of rows. You will work hand-in-hand with world-class teams of other software engineers and architects to build amazing experiences that will delight our users.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of programming experience using JAVA, Golang, Python or similar languages

  • Excellent systems programming development, testing, and debugging skills

  • 3+ years of experience in software design and development with a focus on large scale distributed systems handling large amounts of data

  • 5+ years of strong Unix/Linux experience

  • 3+ years experience using cloud based environments, i.e. AWS, GCP

  • Experience with OSS and / or commercial observability tools like Grafana, NewRelic, DataDog, Splunk, Chronosphere, AWS or GCP native telemetry tools

  • Experience with Big Data tools like ElasticSearch, OpenTSDB

  • Expert skill set integrating diverse API and Web Services

  • B.S. in Computer Science good academic background or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of network and security practices in cloud and on-prem deployments

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people, geographically dispersed across the world

  • Knowledge and operational experience running large-scale distributed systems

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $128,250.00 - $266,875.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.