Software Development Engineer – Data Platform (New Grad)


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About OfferUp:

OfferUp is dedicated to changing the way people buy and sell in their communities. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., the company offers iOS and Android apps that make selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from your mobile device. Founded in April 2011, OfferUp is reinventing local commerce by helping consumers uncover value through simplicity and trust. In 2020, OfferUp combined with letgo to reach more than 20M monthly users.

About the role: 

At OfferUp, data is at the core of our business, providing insights into the effectiveness of our products, and enabling technology that powers them. As a Software Development Engineer on the Data Platform team, we build and operate OfferUp’s data platform for streaming and batch computation, for data analysis and BI, and to train ML models. If you’re passionate about building large scale distributed data processing systems, and you are motivated to make an impact in creating a robust and scalable data platform used by every team, come join us. You will be part of a team that builds the data ingestion, transport, storage, and orchestration layers. You will help shape the vision and architecture of OfferUp’s next generation data infrastructure, making it easy for developers to build data-driven products and features. 

Building the largest and most responsive, mobile marketplace poses unique data challenges that require leveraging the latest developments in data infrastructure. We leverage open source infrastructure where we can, but are ready to build and share solutions if they don’t exist yet. You will build an analytics platform working with cutting-edge technologies like Kafka, Beam, and Airflow.

Here’s more of what you will get to do:

  • Build and own new streaming solutions from end to end
  • Work with data scientists, improving machine learning models and their data feeds
  • Build and operate large scale data infrastructure in production
  • Design, implement and debug distributed data processing systems
  • Thinking through long-term impacts of key design decisions and handling failure scenarios
  • Building self-service platforms to power all other OfferUp applications
  • Design and develop applications to process large amounts of critical information in batch and near real-time to power user-facing features

You’ll thrive in this role, if you: (All OfferUp employees are required to receive Covid-19 vaccinations unless an employee requires an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.)

  • 1+ years of professional software development experience
  • Are a highly motivated person with a history of delivering quality code.
  • Have the ability to communicate technical information effectively to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Have proficiency in programming languages like Java, Scala or Python
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Helpful, but not required: 

  • Experience in working with distributed systems for processing large scale data
  • Experience leveraging open source data infrastructure projects, such as Apache Spark, Beam, Airflow, Kafka, Flink, Samza, Avro, Parquet, Hadoop, Hive, HBase
  • Experience building data pipelines and near real-time streaming aggregates
  • Experience in building software in AWS, GCP,  or a similar cloud environment is highly desirable
  • Experience in building microservices using Kubernetes with synchronous and asynchronous APIs
  • Experience with Kafka and Apache Beam

More About OfferUp At a Glance

  • #2 U.S. shopping app in Q1 of ‘21, Top 5 in App Store and Google Play Store for three years.
  • 100M+ Downloads, 20M+ monthly users
  • 56M People used OfferUp last year (1 in 4 people over the age of 14)
  • OfferUp works directly with nearly 2,000 US law enforcement agencies to build trust in local communities by creating safe in-person locations for OfferUp transactions.
  • Billions of dollars worth of transactions are facilitated via the OfferUp marketplace every month

OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally, and we’ve built a dynamic team to do it. To learn more about what it’s like to work at OfferUp, check out our blog: https://blog.offerup.com

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OfferUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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