Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!
But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together!
Engineering at Venmo
At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world. Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.
As a Staff Software Engineer in Data Infrastructure at Venmo, you will empower teams to leverage their data with confidence. You are excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company’s data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives.
What You’ll Do
Design, implement and maintain our online/off-line/near-line data infrastructure service, such as Message queue, Cache, Data lake and so on
Design, implement and maintain our data driven applications, such as user search, feeds, social graph and so on.
Scale our infrastructure to support growth while maintaining performance and reliability
Continuously improving data operations: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
Interface with the product and other functional teams and their leadership
What We’re Looking For
Bachelors and/or Masters in computer science OR related field of study
5+ years of experience in software development or a related field
Proficiency with the big data infrastructure: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Flink, etc
Expertise with relational SQL and NoSQL databases
Experience in designing and developing the fault-tolerant and scalable distributed systems
Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, ElasticCache
Proficiency with one object-oriented/object function scripting language: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc
Strong communication skills with the ability to understand and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience