Backend Software Engineer
Alation was founded in 2012 when a PhD engineer from Google, a designer from Apple, and an executive from Oracle teamed up to help people to connect with the data they need. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds. From Stanford and Cal, big companies and one-man startups, the United States and abroad, we all came together to work toward a shared vision of a world where informed decision-making is the norm -- we are incredibly driven to make data more accessible in every industry.
We’re based in sunny Redwood City, CA and funded by top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, General Catalyst Partners and Costanoa Venture Capital. Our customers include some of the world’s largest organizations, with thousands of employees and petabytes of data.
What we areOur team is a group of intelligent, hard-working, and fun people with diverse backgroundsOur product consists of a solution for people to find, understand, use, and govern dataOur system runs smart algorithms, including machine learning, to organize data from diverse sources and deeply analyzes their semantics and usage
What we are NOTA database or cloud computing companyA business intelligence companyA consulting company
Some of the things you will be doing include...Building the technical and cultural foundations of our engineering teamInitiating and owning your projectsTackling latency and throughput challenges in data process and request servingDesigning and implementing a versatile platform which supports a wide range of features for thousands of usersDesigning, implementing, and experimenting with features and algorithms to improve search qualityHaving lots of fun with your colleagues, in and out of the office
Sample projects (NOT representative of all our engineering areas)Caching infrastructure for API requestsData modeling to optimize for performance based on access pathsReplicating and sharding multiple data storage systemsDesigning APIs and abstractions to expose to the web front-endBuilding servers and clients for data storage and querying
If you resonate with our mission, want to work on challenging problems, to have fun, and to create a product with a broad and positive impact, come join us.