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Forward Thinking Tech Leaders at IO Seeking Big Data Engineer


IO_500px-300x300-150x150Friends from IO have alerted me to a job search they have underway and I wanted to share this with you. If you are, or know of anyone who is, interested in this position (and if you can meet most of their qualifications) please connect with IO right away, they want to talk with you like right away.

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Senior Software Engineer – Big Data

IO is the global leader in software-defined data centers. IO has pioneered the next-generation of data center infrastructure technology and Intelligent Control, which lowers the total cost of data center ownership for enterprises, governments, and service providers. IO technology provides an innovative way to deploy, provision, and optimize data center capacity anywhere in the world based on the needs of businesses, applications, and users.

Position Summary

We are looking for a talented Big Data Software Engineer to join the Applied Intelligence group in San Francisco.  Applied Intelligence derives actionable intelligence from our data to optimize massive scale operation of datacenters worldwide.  We are developing innovative software in big data analytics, predictive modeling, simulation, machine learning and automation.

This is a green-fields development position for a passionate and experienced engineer.  The senior engineer will have input on the big data infrastructure and will build software and infrastructure for analytics, reports and alarming.  The senior engineer will also take a lead role in interfacing with customer groups to understand their needs and tailor reports to enable data-driven decisions across key business areas.  The senior engineer will have a great deal of freedom in choosing the right tools for the job, and will have strong support in getting it right.

We are looking for a talented person who shares our passion for elegant and scalable solutions to challenging, large-scale problems; and developing systems to create significant value for customers and our company.

Primary Responsibilities

Projects will involve designing and building a new system in the following areas:

  • Analytics Infrastructure:  Hadoop, HDFS, HBase or Cassandra, Pig or Hive
  • Understand customer needs and work collaboratively to deliver impactful reports
  • A strong emphasis on data validation, testing, getting it right and knowing it stays right
  • Work collaboratively to deliver data in visually impactful ways
  • Backend system automation
  • Take ownership of key components of the architecture powering Applied Intelligence analytics


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience (Ph.D. a plus)
  • Two or more years development experience building large-scale, distributed, high-volume systems.
  • Self-driven problem solver
  • Taking ownership of new and challenging problems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent knowledge of Java, C++, C# or Python
  • Passion for innovation and consistent high-quality delivery


  • Modular code, test-driven development, quick iterations involving stakeholders
  • Thrive solving challenging problems in a cross-disciplinary environment
  • Driven by pursuit of elegant solutions
  • Track record in building big data analytics solutions in strong companies

What we offer

We value our people and support them. We have a stimulating work environment where we promote innovation and collaboration.  We offer the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • Industry leading benefits, including 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision, and matching 401K
  • Ability to choose your preferred tools
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Team building activities and company-sponsored social events
  • Located in the San Francisco Financial District, close to MUNI, BART and CalTrain.

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