We’re looking for the next members to join our growing team of excellent engineers. Engineers at Sqrrl grapple with Big Data problems on a day-to-day basis. As we travel up and down the stack, our days are filled with API and feature design, distributed systems problems, analytical algorithms, and building for performance at scale. Our team is high-performing, low ego, and dedicated to making our business successful. We have one dog, four cats, three bikes, a bunch of kids, and one mohawk.
We currently have openings at various levels of experience. Hadoop and/or distributed systems experience is a plus, but even more than that we’re looking for smart, hard-working engineers who have mastered their (ever-evolving) set of development tools, can work collaboratively, and have a strong sense of responsibility to their team, product, and users.
Skills & Requirements
- Solid engineering practices
- Demonstrated ability to deliver well-tested, maintainable server-side code
- Java experience, including deeper topics like multithreading
- Four-year Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
- Significant experience with Hadoop, Accumulo, HBase, Cassandra, or other distributed systems
- History of open source contributions
- Startup experience
Sqrrl is a venture-backed, Cambridge-based Big Data startup that develops Sqrrl Enterprise, a secure, massively scalable Big Data application platform. Built on a foundation of Apache Accumulo and Hadoop, Sqrrl Enterprise scales to petabytes of data. Critical data is secured via Sqrrl Enterprise’s fine-grained, cell-level security controls and encryption.
Joel Test score: 10 out of 12
The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.
- Do you use source control?
- Can you make a build in one step?
- Do you make daily builds?
- Do you have a bug database?
- Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
- Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
- Do you have a spec?
- Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
- Do you use the best tools money can buy?
- Do you have testers?
- Do new candidates write code during their interview?
- Do you do hallway usability testing?