Senior Backend Engineer, Data Infrastructure - Remote

United States /
Product – Engineering /
Full time
About Highspot
Highspot helps sales teams improve customer conversations and achieve their revenue goals. From content optimization and performance analytics to in-context training, guided selling, and more, the Highspot platform delivers enterprise-ready features in a modern design that sales reps and marketers love. Using Highspot, marketing leaders have deep insights and analytics into the performance and influenced revenue of content, campaigns, and marketing assets.  What makes the solution special? It’s loved by sales reps globally, and is the #1 rated sales enablement platform on G2 Crowd. 

We are committed to diversity as both a moral and business imperative. 

About the Role
We’re very proud of our customer loyalty and our rapid growth. Concurrent with this growth is the need to scale our platform, expand the surface area of integrations, deliver high-quality and timely features, and generally contend with an increasingly complex technical ecosystem. We’re looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer who will bring creativity and experience to bear as they work collaboratively with a talented team on these opportunities.

Highspot’s Infrastructure Platform crew works with other feature crews and DevOps to provide tools, frameworks, systems, and platforms to enable them to accomplish their goals faster and more efficiently. We aspire to improve the developer experience and drive forward looking initiatives related to platform design and architecture that have impact across teams and organizations at Highspot.

Our ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit with a continuous learning attitude. Most of all, the candidate should get their gratification from building tools and data platforms that enhance and optimize the way we support customers. Your work brings insights and impact to every decision making across the company, and in the end you will see improvement of our product as well as customer satisfaction.

Some of the tools we use to build Highspot include Kafka, Spark, Flink, Java, Clojure, Hadoop, Ruby, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Apache Solr and Lucene, AWS, Redis, and Kubernetes (but we don’t expect you to be expert in all of those).

What You’ll Do

    • Design, develop, and maintain efficient and reliable data pipelines to move data and to provide intuitive analytics to stakeholders.
    • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
    • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
    • Make data discoverable and accessible for Data Scientists and Analysts across the company.
    • Partner cross-functionally across all of Highspot’s feature engineering crews, as well as with DevOps/Site-Reliability.

Your Background

    • Proficiency in cloud computing, big data platforms / tools (ideally with the Hadoop ecosystem), and high-scale distributed systems.
    • Experience building data streaming pipelines (ideally with Kafka), as well as big data infrastructure in general.
    • Programming experience using SQL, computing data analytics, and developing business insights.
    • Experience with data visualization tools and software libraries.
    • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
    • An entrepreneurial spirit: you’re agile, creative, resourceful, and tenacious as you solve problems and achieve team and company goals.
    • Comfortable with modern open source technologies and tools.

This position is available either in-office or remote, as applicable, at the following locations:

    • Arizona - Remote 
    • Arkansas - Remote
    • California - Remote 
    • Connecticut - Remote 
    • Florida - Remote 
    • Georgia - Remote 
    • Idaho - Remote 
    • Illinois - Remote 
    • Maryland - Remote 
    • Massachusetts - Remote 
    • Michigan - Remote
    • Minnesota - Remote 
    • Missouri - Remote 
    • New Hampshire - Remote
    • New Jersey - Remote 
    • New York - Remote 
    • North Carolina - Remote 
    • Ohio - Remote 
    • Oregon - Remote 
    • Pennsylvania - Remote 
    • Texas - Remote 
    • Utah - Remote 
    • Virginia - Remote 
    • Washington - Remote 
    • Washington - Seattle
    • Wisconsin - Remote
    • #BI-Remote
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
401(k) Matching
Paid parental leave 
Flexible work and vacation schedules
Discounted ClassPass membership
2 volunteer days per year
Transportation benefits
Competitive compensation and stock options
Fully-stocked kitchen
Annual company-wide events
Meaningfully contribute to a compelling vision!

Equal Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, color, ethnicity, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or invisible disability status, political affiliation, veteran status, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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