Autonomic’s open, cloud-based platform — the Transportation Mobility Cloud — will connect the diverse components of urban mobility systems — connected vehicles, mass transit, pedestrians, city infrastructure and service providers — with the goal of orchestrating a safer, more efficient and sustainable transportation network.

Our Messaging Team

The Autonomic Messaging team owns the Messaging infrastructure that serves as the data backbone for Autonomic’s TMC Platform. Our Kafka clusters handle 10s of billions of messages per day

We are responsible for the design, architecture, roadmap, implementation and upholding of SLAs for the Messaging Service (currently Kafka) as well as for providing internal support, tooling and expertise for all teams using the Service.

Job Description 

This is a technical leadership role.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Use your knowledge, wisdom and interpersonal skills gained from years of experience to address design, implementation and operational challenges, and do so in a way that makes your input welcome by others.
  • Be (or become) a Kafka expert
  • Participate in and guide overall distributed system architecture design, especially with respect to messaging
  • Mentor less experienced engineers
  • Identify and develop Kafka-related best practices for common in-house use-cases found in design, development, deployment and maintenance of services
  • Help build and maintain a set of Kafka libraries to satisfy common in-house use-cases and support the use of best practices. These libraries will also expose common client metrics and, over time, must keep in-step with Kafka upgrades.
  • Provide Java and Golang versions of these libraries
  • Provide methodologies and tools to help teams test their Kafka client applications and diagnose issues.
  • Be a source of Kafka expertise for other teams, providing education and training in various forms.
  • Keep abreast of Kafka features, bugs and associated Kafka releases pertinent to Autonomic.
  • Find and/or build tooling as needed to automate Kafka administrative tasks.
  • Explore other messaging solutions besides Kafka that may be more appropriate for certain use-cases
  • Participate in on-call rotation for production and other environments
  • Bring and develop expertise in next generation Kafka-related technologies

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or related
  • 10+ years professional, production experience
  • 2+ Years - MUST HAVE very strong Java Multithreading/Concurrency design, implementation and debugging skills and experience
  • 3 Years - Demonstrated technical leadership skill
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Spring Boot
  • Linux command line
  • Genuine interest in helping others
  • Strong desire to be a Kafka expert

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Kafka's design including partitions, segments, consumer groups, cleanup policies, MIN ISR, etc
  • Familiarity with Kafka Streams
  • Confluent Kafka Tools
  • Building and running apps in Kubernetes
  • Spring Boot
  • Building and maintaining Java Libraries used by multiple applications
  • Golang
  • Prometheus
  • Python
  • Familiarity with Cloud services - AWS, GCP etc.

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