Senior Software Engineer
Alation Inc.
Chennai, India
1d ago

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis.

Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

Alation pioneered the data catalog market, leading the evolution of data management from simply managing data to driving data culture.

Alation customers leverage the data catalog as a platform to drive data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and cloud migration.

With its powerful behavioral and linguistic intelligence technologies, collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation provides a platform for a broad range of metadata management applications by combining machine learning with human insight to tackle the most demanding challenges in data management.

More than 180 organizations are driving their data cultures and improving their organizations’ decision-making with Alation, including AbbVie, Draft Kings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, GoDaddy, Marks & Spencer, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, New Relic, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, Scout24, and US Foods.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is funded by Costanoa Ventures, Data Collective Venture Capital, Icon Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, and Salesforce Ventures.

For more information, visit What does the Curate Team do? The Curate team is tasked with empowering users to catalog and curate high quality documents and metadata from underlying big data level stores.

This data is leveraged within the Alation product and across the data ecosystem that customers create, and the catalog is a key part of the Alation platform that delivers that scale and capabilities.

As a core product engineering team, we currently design and implement the product’s core metadata management and collaboration technology and are looking for someone who has Full Stack experience, preferably in React, Redux and Python technologies.

The candidate will contribute to all parts of the stack from Front-end to Back-end, and contribute to many aspects of engineering our software for the next level of scale.

As part of Team Curate you will ...

  • Simplify the complexity of our Catalog and Curation architecture, evolving it for the next level of scale, including performance, quality of service and operational efficiency
  • Design both internal and customer-facing APIs that are fast and flexible
  • Improve our Catalog data management algorithms for efficiency and robustness
  • Make smart scoping and priority decisions to ship fast, impactful code
  • Work with our amazing product and design team to build a core product experience that enables our users to create, collaborate and govern highly curated data from underlying big data in a meaningful way.
  • Collaborate with our other skilled and kind engineers to make this all happen.
  • You may be a perfect fit if you...

  • Have a CS degree and 6+ years of experience working as a software engineer
  • Have 3+ years of experience designing, developing, and shipping software products and services with a distributed backend
  • Have a good command of architectural conventions such as RESTful API design, concepts of algorithmic complexity
  • Like working on complex Full-Stack architectures and have worked with React and Redux and Python. Django is a plus!
  • Worked with Relational Databases - Postgres is a plus!
  • Understand how to translate business requirements and user needs into code
  • Are adaptable and prepared for a fast-paced, evolving, growing, and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrate clear leadership and communication skills
  • Are collaborative and measure your success through impact
  • More About Alation Our founders have come together from different backgrounds : business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story.

    Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad.

    We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow. Why Alation? - Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities- Competitive pay and health offerings - Flexible time off to relax and recharge and much, much more!

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