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A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader. By joining our team, you'll be able to solve real-life problems, make a difference, have a global impact, and join an inclusive group of globally diverse teammates.

Driven by our DATA values: Do good, Act as One Team, Think Customer-first, Aspire and Innovate, we are passionate about building and delivering experiences that accelerate data innovations. We encourage you to be yourself, grow with us and help create a world where data is poised for greatness.

Senior Software Engineer

Multiple Locations: Redwood City, California, United States • San Francisco, California, United States


Job Number: 33146

Position Title: Senior Software Engineer

External Description:

Senior Software Engineer, Core Technology Group (Data Engine) 

Our Company

Everything Informatica does begins and ends with data. Simply stated, we make great data – data that is connected, clean and safe -- ready to use so that all enterprises can be data ready and put their unique information potential to work. A data-ready enterprise is decision-ready, customer-ready, application-ready, cloud-ready, and regulation-ready. And by design, our Intelligent Data Platform delivers great data to enable our customers to be ready for anything. 

Our Team

Cloud Data Integration is the innovation hub within Informatica that is responsible for delivering an extensible, reliable and scalable platform that provides the solid foundation for all other Informatica products. Our team specifically has the following responsibilities:

  • Converting user-created Big Data tasks into Spark Jobs
  • Optimizing these Spark jobs for best performance
  • Adding and modifying to the open-source spark code to serve Informatica use cases.
  • Reducing latency and processing time of Spark jobs to return instantaneous results
  • Delivering large data sets to client applications with extremely high throughput
  • Cross compiler to translate representation of a data flow plan from one engine to Spark
  • Deliver a highly scalable, performance-optimized infrastructure (both compute and storage) that elastically handles customer needs.
  • Executing and monitoring Spark jobs and clusters for high performance and low TCO. 

Your Opportunity

Informatica Data Platform has been a key constituent of Informatica’s platform and serves multiple products such as Data Services, Data Quality and Profiling. Informatica products rely on the Data Engine to fulfill the vision of a Virtual Data Machine which is capable of executing data integration jobs either natively or across execution environments such as Spark on Kubernetes, Spark on Yarn, Cloud DW. You will be a key contributor to Informatica’s next-generation platform and how it handles the volume, velocity, and variety of structured and unstructured data. It could be enterprise and partner data from hosted Cloud services and on-premise deployments or arbitrary data from social websites and media. 

Our Ideal Candidate

You are an experienced software engineer who has worked on developing query optimizers, large-scale data management, or database products. You relish the opportunity to work on building optimizations that improve data processing performance across different use cases that include batch, request/response, and real-time systems. 

Your Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be based in Redwood City, CA, and will be responsible for:

  • Working with senior members of the team to ensure the sound design and implementation of functional areas for the product
  • Working closely with architects and developers and QA engineers to discuss and evangelize features
  • Collaborating with geographically dispersed, cross-functional teams in an Agile environment
  • Participating in internal/cross-team meetings, scoping, decision making, and technical documentation. 

Representative accountabilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, documenting, analyzing, and operationalizing platform features clearly to ensure that others may readily utilize them
  • Interacting with QA and documentation teams to clearly communicate the features and behaviors of the system
  • Reviewing functional and test specifications and conducting training sessions for global services and support teams
  • Assisting customers and field engineers with troubleshooting issues and problems. 

Your Qualifications

  • 4 or more years of relevant professional experience, a portion of which was within an enterprise software company
  • Demonstrated ability to write quality code in Java, Scala.
  • Familiar with big data technologies like Spark, Hive.
  • Familiar with cloud software concepts with experience in working with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of AWS, Azure, GCP is a plus.
  • Proven ability to work well with others in a fast-paced, iterative product definition and development environment
  • Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas in a big group
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills within an organization
  • Able to work independently with little direct supervision and take initiative; willing to mentor and develop others
  • Promote and apply engineering best-practices including code reviews, design/architecture reviews, unit testing code coverage review
  • Strong analytical problem solving and decision-making skills
  • BS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline; advanced degree preferred 

City: Redwood City

State: California

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

Alternative Location(s) :

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Software Engineer

Remote LinkedIn Hashtag:

LinkedIN Hashtag: LI-AS2

Company Profile:

Where data is poised for greatness

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader. By joining our team, you'll be able to solve real-life problems, make a difference, have a global impact, and join a supportive group of globally diverse teammates. We encourage you to be yourself, grow with us and help us create a world where data is poised for greatness.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

We’re driven by our DATA values and we are passionate about building and delivering solutions that accelerate data innovations.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Inclusion, diversity, equality and belonging (IDEB) – our commitment to fostering a culture that celebrates our unique differences 
  • Comprehensive and competitive health and wellness benefits, including paid parental leave and adoption benefits, and 401k plan or international pension/retirement plans
  • Flexible time-off policy and hybrid working practices
  • Global recognition program for employees and leaders to reward and recognize each other
  • Global learning organization with mentorship opportunities and a tuition reimbursement program to support your professional and personal growth
  • Equity opportunities and a robust employee stock purchase program (ESPP)
  • Comprehensive Mental Health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit
  • Referral Bonuses

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.

Informatica, the Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader, empowers businesses to realize the transformative power of data. We have pioneered a new category of software, the Informatica Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC), powered by AI and a cloud-first, cloud-native, end-to-end data management platform that connects, manages and unifies data across any multi-cloud, hybrid system, empowering enterprises to modernize and advance their data strategies. Customers in more than 100 countries and 85 of the Fortune 100 rely on Informatica to drive data-led digital transformation. For more information, visit us at www.informatica.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.



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