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Backend Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Who we are:
At Playnomics, we see a future where brands will talk to customers and stakeholders by having them play. Whether we’re talking about the most cutting edge game or the next generation of frequent flier mile programs, play mechanics will be a key part of consumer engagement.  Using predictive, adaptive algorithms, we are pioneering the future of how games and loyalty programs find and keep the right audience.

Our team is made up of smart, creative, pragmatic entrepreneurs, technologists, and scientists coming from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. Playnomics is located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district.

We are looking for a talented Back-end Engineer to help architect and build the next version of our advanced segmentation and prediction engine.  Our current system processes terabytes of data from millions of users, using technologies such as Java, Hadoop, Hive, and R.  This is a chance to work on challenges of scale in a motivated, fast-growing team. It is an important role that will have a significant impact on the direction of our product and technology.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design, implement, test and deploy data processing infrastructure
  • Research and assess the viability of new processing and data storage technologies
  • Participate in design and code reviews

What we are looking for:

  • At least 3 years of professional programming experience, preferably in Java.
  • Experience and passion for processing data at scale, using frameworks such as Hadoop.
  • Solid understanding of systems and management of resources such as memory, IO bandwidth, processes, and threads.
  • Familiarity with advanced data clustering and machine learning algorithms.
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