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Platform Engineer - Scala

Crunchbase

Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 08/04/2022
  • Website: crunchbase.com
  • Company Address: 564 Market Street Suite 700, San Francisco, CA, 94104

About Crunchbase

Crunchbase is the leading destination where you can discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and uncover new opportunities. Our mission is to democratize the way innovators connect to opportunities, and over 50 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and sales people—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. Companies all over the world rely on Crunchbase to power their applications, making over one billion API calls on our platform each year.

Job Description

Crunchbase has a remote-first approach, and is open to hiring in these locations:
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, and Seattle
 
Engineering at Crunchbase
We’re working to build an unparalleled innovative company data graph, and are continually improving that scalable, flexible platform and rich client application to connect the world's companies and entrepreneurs. Our mission is to turn data into knowledge and make it accessible for everyone to explore and search.
 
Platform Engineering at Crunchbase
The APIs and Distributed Systems built by our engineers ensure we have a scalable, real-time platform capable of serving Crunchbase data to our users, products, customers, and partners. Our brand is our dataset, but building out a solid and rich user experience and ergonomic mechanisms for accessing that data requires building many pieces of associated tooling, documentation, and libraries.

What You'll Do

    • Architect systems capable of serving as the brains of complex distributed products
    • Make important engineering decisions that balance numerous non-engineering factors with technical considerations
    • Think in microservices and APIs - develop and expand our ecosystem of composable, reusable, isolated, single-purpose services
    • Create highly testable and rock-solid service implementations
    • Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness, and uptime of backend services -- participate in a data-driven culture
    • Thrive in a constantly evolving environment, continuously working to adapt our process to new circumstances driving our culture of mentorship

What We're Looking For

    • 2+ years of experience with strongly-typed, object-oriented languages, such as Scala, Java, C#, or Kotlin
    • Substantial history of leading complex projects with open-ended problems
    • Exhibits exceptional technical judgment while building applications with functional architectures, mentoring and guiding engineers along the way
    • Practical understanding of computer science and software engineering fundamentals
    • Motivation to participate in ongoing learning and growth through pair programming, code reviews, application of new technologies, and best practices
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Familiarity with our tools (Scala, Postgres, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus, but not required -- if you know something better, we may use that instead!

What Crunchbase Offers

    • Competitive salary and equity
    • Remote first policy
    • Generous Reimbursement policy for learning and development activities
    • Monthly fitness / mental health reimbursement
    • 10 weeks of fully-paid time off for new parents
    • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Volunteering Paid Time Off
    • Incredible medical, vision, and dental benefits for employees and their families
    • Free One Medical Group membership for employees and their families
    • 401(k) and Roth plans, and free annual financial adviser check-in
    • Monthly internet stipend
    • Work from home allowance to purchase furniture for your work from home space
    • Annual carbon offset
    • Matching charity contributions for our Townhall awards
    • A team of creative, transparent entrepreneurs driven to accomplish our mission
At Crunchbase, we value team members who are passionate and enthusiastic about what we're building here. We believe there is no "perfect" candidate, and want to encourage applying even if all the requirements listed aren’t met. If you're passionate about Crunchbase and looking to learn and grow, then we look forward to reviewing your application!

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