Senior Software Engineer


June 10, 2021

Zendesk is a service-first CRM company that builds powerful, customizable software designed to improve customer relations. At Zendesk we encourage growth, innovation and believe in giving back to the communities we call home.
As a Senior Software Engineer on Foundation Analytics, you will be responsible for developing many key parts of the foundation data services platform. You will work closely with your team members to design, develop and deliver software projects on time with high quality. You will be a productive member of the data engineering team. You will help Zendesk to deliver high-quality reporting products for our customers.
What you get to do every day as a Senior Software Engineer:

  • Publishing well written and tested code to production daily

  • Ownership of designing, developing key features and functionality of our data catalog

  • Investigate production issues, troubleshoot our data catalog and pipelines

  • Ensure data catalog is operating in high efficiency, throughput with high data quality

  • Build a data catalog that will be the foundation for both our customer-facing reporting features and internal product analytics

  • Help team members with researching & brainstorming different solutions for technical challenges facing the team

What you bring to the role:

  • Proven work history of building scalable data catalog, platform, and reliable data pipelines

  • Strong working knowledge in Data Catalog and Schema Registry

  • Fluent in at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Python, or Scala

  • Experience with AWS Data and Streaming services Kinesis and Glue catalog tool

  • Enjoy writing map-reduce jobs to help solve various data engineering challenges

  • Excellent coder and with a strong passion to design scalable, fault-tolerant software systems

  • Familiar with Kafka, Spark frameworks with working knowledge of at least one job scheduling tool: airflow, celery, AWS step functions, or AWS batch

  • 5+ years of work experience in software engineering

  • 3+ years of work experience in data/infrastructure software development

Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships. It empowers organizations to improve customer engagement and better understand their customers. Zendesk products are easy to use and implement. They give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth. Based in San Francisco, Zendesk has operations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Learn more at www.zendesk.com.
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