Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer

Remote /
Trendpop - Engineering /
Full Time
Job Overview/Summary:
Trendpop is looking for a Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer to help us reverse engineer the algorithms that power virality on social media. Trendpop Core, our large-scale data infrastructure platform, ingests millions of social media posts and processes multiple terabytes per day to surface valuable insights for our customers. This person will work closely with our CTO to build the next phase of Trendpop Core infrastructure to support additional data sources, scale to the next order of magnitude, and glean smarter insights using cutting edge machine learning techniques. This person should be excited to work in a tiny but effective engineering team at a fast-paced startup. They will be given broad autonomy to tackle the toughest infrastructure problems we face every day!

About Trendpop (YC W21) 
Trendpop (YC W21) is on a mission to help anyone go viral on social video platforms. We’re a deeply technical team that has taken a data-first approach to this problem: our core engine has collected over a billion social video posts that are analyzed with state-of-the-art algorithms to reverse engineer the recommendation algorithms that power virality. Our flagship product, Trendpop For Music, helps music marketers find, understand, and create the social video trends that propel releases into the Billboard Hot 100. Trendpop For Music is currently used by marketers at major and independent labels alike, representing some of the biggest musical acts in the world. We’re now working on our next product, Trendpop for Creators, a tool that helps social video creators grow their audience with data-driven insights.

In 2022, Trendpop was acquired by Collab, the #1 Creator network on TikTok. With hundreds of TikTok creators on Collab’s roster, Collab generates 30+ billion views per month to an audience of 2+ billion followers.

Duties & Essential Functions

    • Work with our CTO to design and implement the next generation of the Trendpop data infrastructure platform. 
    • Work with internal teammates and external customers to prioritize / adapt the backend infrastructure over time to keep up with the needs of a fast-scaling software business.

Skills & Required Qualifications

    • 5+ years of industry experience with distributed systems, data infrastructure, and systems programming.
    • Experience in solving complex scaling, latency, or performance problems in high-volume distributed systems.
    • Proficiency in at least one of the systems languages (Java, C++, Go).
    • Demonstrated experience of designing a complex data infrastructure system.

Nice to Have:

    • Hands-on experience with big data/streaming technologies (e.g., Hadoop/Spark/Kafka)
    • Previous experience of working in a startup engineering team.
    • Familiarity with implementing and maintaining machine learning pipelines.  
    • Experience working as an engineer in a startup environment. 
About Us: Collab is the technology partner and entertainment network for the creators driving internet culture. We provide software, sales, and services to help the world’s top social video creators reach their full potential creatively and financially. Focusing on the success of creators, we’ve built one of the most watched entertainment networks in the world bringing laughs and inspiration to the majority of all Gen-Z and Millennials in the US across YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Facebook.