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Principal Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that reaches hundreds of millions of people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

Yahoo Search is one of the most highly-scaled web platforms on the planet, serving over 100 million global users every month across Yahoo branded sites and partner networks. We move fast, take risks, and are relentlessly focused on engineering excellence. We are hiring world-class engineers who love to build robust and scalable software systems to meet our incredibly ambitious user experience, relevance, performance, and revenue goals.


  • Build automated pipelines and backend serving for query auto-completion, query understanding, DD/card triggering, DD/card slotting, and revenue optimization capabilities

  • Work with product managers and related parties to build user experiences in major vertical search domains like Local, Movie, Sports, Finance and Product/Shopping etc., and slot them into web search results for better user experience

  • Develop software that powers experiences on smartphones, tablet, and desktop to drive growth in audience, engagement, and revenue globally.

  • Learn and gain a deep understanding of PIG/Oozie/Storm/Spark/Tensorflow, data extraction, model training, evaluation, and serving etc.;


  • Hands-on experience with a scripting language, such as Python or Perl.

  • Hands-on experience with Java, PIG, Oozie, Spark, PySpark

  • Experience in building large-scale, complex, reliable systems or applications.

  • Experience in data mining or machine learning using tools such as Hadoop, Spark and/or Tensorflow etc.

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent, MS preferred.

  • 15+ years overall working experience

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 $143,625.00 - $299,375.00/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.