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Senior Big data Engineer

Location: Redwood City, California US


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Job Number: 27119

Position Title: Senior Software Engineer

External Description:


We’re currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer with experience in Java, PhP, HDFS, DBMS and cloud deployment to join our team in Redwood City office. 

Job Summary

As our Senior Software Engineer you will be responsible for providing technical solutions and guidance for product issues coming from our customer and/or support teams.   In the role of Senior Software Engineer you must be able to work and adapt in a fluid, fast-paced environment with the key goal of resolving product issues at the earliest. In this role, you will be responsible for working with multiple internal teams (Support, Field, Product Management, Pre-Sales) and provide clarity on the product issues, proactively follow up to resolve these issues, provide architectural and sizing guidance where-ever applicable. Working as the Senior Software Engineer, you must have strong technical, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

Technology You’ll Use: (Only for R & D Jobs)

  • Java, AWS, PhP, HDFS, Kerberos, SSL and Network storage, HBase, Solr and Spark 

Day-to-day Duties? Here's What You'll Be Doing

As an integral part of the Core Metadata team you will be responsible for the following –

Be very hands-on in understanding the low level working details of the product.

  • Collaborate effectively with multiple internal teams to get a sense of the issue and provide resolution to customer issues.
  • Working with customers during POC and helping in installation, configuration and debugging issues to successfully bring the product to a running state.
  • Debug and identify configuration/product issues and work with support, field and pre-sales.
  • Develop excellent understanding in breadth and depth of Informatica’ s products.
  • Be a proven performer and team player that enjoy challenging assignments in a high-energy and fast growing distributed workplace
  • Handle customer escalations that are routed to R&D from Global customer support (would require you to re-prioritize your tasks efficiently)
  • Be a proven performer and team player that enjoy challenging assignments in a high-energy and fast growing distributed workplace

Key Essentials

  • BE/MS in Computer Science or related fields.
  • 4-6 years of experience in developing innovative enterprise products
  • Excellent coding and design skills in Java, PhP
  • Strong technical understanding and working knowledge of HDFS, Kerberos, SSL and Network storage.
  • Working and hands on knowledge on Hadoop distributions like Cloudera and Hortonworks configurations
  • Working experience and debugging knowledge on HBase, Solr and Spark.
  • Exposure and good understanding of cloud deployment AWS/Azure
  • Code for Emergency code fixes (EBF)


What We’d Like to See

  • Familiar with open-source frameworks and API standards.
  • Strong understanding of Object-oriented design and programming.
  • Strong understanding of DB concepts.
  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies in a dynamic environment.
  • Good organization, communication and interpersonal skills.


City: Redwood City

State: California

Alternative Location(s) :

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Big data Engineer

Company Profile:

At Informatica, We “DATA”. We Do Good, Act As One Team, Think Customer First, and Aspire For The Future. Informatica enables companies to unleash the power of data to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities, lead to new inventions resulting in intelligent market disruptions.

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader, including amazing, energetic team members; a globally diverse workplace; and a company dedicated to your success, growth, and advancement.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond

  • Since March 2020, our INFA Team have been working remotely to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19
  • During this time, work-life balance and the well-being of our team has been a priority for us. In lieu of not being in the office, our teams are actively participating online via video chats. You'll find groups connecting for online games, virtual break rooms, online training, yoga, morning coffee, and so much more!
  • We're also offering all teammates the ability to expense home office items (monitor, chair, desk, etc…) to ensure that you're as comfortable as possible

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Travel Requirement: Limited

Location_formattedLocationLong: Redwood City, California US

The Hiring Process

Apply for an open role via our Career Page or through an Internal Referral. While you're waiting to hear back from our Talent Acquisition Team, visit, our Informatica social channels, and Glassdoor. Doing so will give you insight into who we are, what we do, and why you should join our team.

If you're a great fit, one of our Recruiter's will reach out to you to schedule an initial screen via a video call. Use this time to share your experience with the Recruiter, and why you're the best person for the job.

After speaking to the Recruiter, you'll have a chance to meet with the Hiring Manager and team via a video call. Use this step as a chance to learn more about the team, and as a chance to sell yourself and impress the team.

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