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Sr. Software Engineer (Python)

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Sr. Software Engineer (Python)
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Ann Arbor,  MI 48104
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Sr. Software Engineer - Backend

Our client is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, our client is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.  Serving customers in over 100 countries, their research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect. 

Our client builds the analytic and security solutions that monitor and defend over 90% of internet backbone networks. They produce cutting-edge research at the intersection of data science, visualization, and network analytics, and we create, deploy, and maintain the largest global network analytics platform. Join them and help advance state-of-the-art network intelligence. 

What They DoAt our client, their customers are the internet - from content providers to global network operators. There's no shortage of data in these environments; the challenge is to turn that data into actionable information for everything from strategic business decisions to automated network operation. The biggest players in the industry are turning to our client for answers. 

It isn't enough that their products be intuitive, engaging, and beautiful - they also need to be reliable and scalable. That's where you come in: You'll work on a small team to help define and, most importantly, build the backend to a business intelligence application that allows the user to navigate, analyze, and explore massive data in ways that anticipate the questions they need answered. 

Our ideal candidate is an experienced software engineer with a proven track record delivering production quality software over, at least, the last five years. This isn't a "connect-the-dots" dev position — their engineers must be able to take loosely defined, complex ideas and run with them, working toward that elegant result. 

Job Duties

  • Write clean, scaleable, and tested code
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Contribute to architecture/design discussions
  • Help lead and scale our engineering organization


Skill set requirements

  • Writing code that runs on large clusters over terabytes of data every day
  • Developing in Python, C, Scala, Clojure or whatever language is appropriate for each project
  • Day-to-day Linux, Git/Mercurial, all from the shell
  • Previous data warehousing experience (OLAP, for example)
  • Thriving in a fast-paced, quickly evolving, tech start-up environment
  • Contributing to a collaborative, dynamic, and diverse team

Additional Assets

  • Experience leading a team or mentoring other engineers
  • Experience working with large amounts of streaming or batch data
  • Familiarity with common networking protocols and terminology
  • Familiarity with network operations (running networks)


• The excitement of having immediate impact across a global customer base and some of the most important internet companies 
• A group of people that actually enjoys hanging out together! We have frequent company events such as demos, tech talks, outings… oh, and did we mention food? 
• The opportunity to apply state-of-the-art technologies to solve interesting and challenging problems 
• Innovative teammates with diverse interests and hobbies 
• A relaxed, flexible, and fun environment located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor stocked with plenty of snacks and sunlight



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