Senior Systems Engineer

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Quantcast operates some of the largest custom-developed data processing infrastructure in the world, storing and processing tens of petabytes of data daily! This includes a fault tolerant space efficient distributed file system (QFS), along with a custom map/reduce implementation that is four times faster than open source alternatives.
Low-probability failures are common occurrences in any system that contains thousands of nodes.
Our platform teams own the development and operation of software systems that not only identify problems efficiently across the stack (network, hardware, OS, services), but also auto-correct and compensate for them. The team also leads a custom resource allocation system that has been used to achieve meaningful service co-tenancy across the compute infrastructure: scaling the distributed processing and storage platforms to become a highly available service that supports analytics and modeling across the company effectively! Are you ready to help build and scale our highly distributed systems?

Responsibilities

  • Mentor and grow the more junior engineers on the team
  • Build and lead operational excellence through automation, monitoring, and incident analysis
  • Improve and maintain the services and development of tools that support and scale distributed storage and compute platform
  • Scale and improve our platform and make it more elastic and fault tolerant 

Requirements

  • BS in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience with large scale distributed systems; HDFS, Hadoop, Cassandra, etc.
  • Experience with configuration management (Puppet, Chef), databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL), and Amazon Web Services
  • Linux system administration/automation experience
  • Comfortable working in an event driven environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Quantcast is an audience intelligence and measurement company headquartered in San Francisco. Combining machine learning, a privacy-by-design approach, and live data drawn from more than 100 million online destinations, Quantcast provides software, information and advertising services for marketers, publishers and advertising agencies worldwide. Founded in 2006, Quantcast has employees in 20 offices across 10 countries. 
We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone can be their authentic self. We work to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

We are located at the corner of 4th and Folsom in the SOMA district

An Insider's view of Quantcast

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My role in Growth Marketing is a highly collaborative function that serves as a bridge between departments to harmonize and disseminate information, strategy, and execution. Every day, I cultivate the knowledge of my teammates and our leaders, to generate marketing campaigns that are succinct with the organization, our messaging and business goals.

Hannah

Demand Generation Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

Account Managers act as trusted advisors by deeply understanding the customers main business objective and strategically anticipating future needs. They own their voice, focus on innovation and act with integrity in building relationships and driving business outcomes, and proactively participate in growing our culture of inclusion and belonging.

Casey

Regional Account Director

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've received great on-the-job training around the technical and analytical aspects of my position and even had the ability to give feedback on and contribute to training for future new hires. I've found it valuable to see the build-out of processes that enhance the accuracy, efficiency and collaboration within the team.

Kim

Technical Account Manager

What are Quantcast Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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