Senior Java Software Engineer - Analytics

New York, NY
Job Type:
Yrs of Exp:
5+ to 7 years

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Knewton is on a mission to personalize education. At Knewton, youll solve tough problems, own your projects, and grow on the job. Knewton has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crains New York Business. Senior Software Engineer - Analytics You will be part of a high caliber team whose members have won medals in math olympiads and programming competitions with publications in top tier distributed systems and machine learning conferences. A team who enjoys exploring new paradigms and technologies to build things that scale, replicate, are easy to manage, and have elegant APIs. This is an outstanding opportunity to Work on a system that executes real-time statistical models processing thousands of model parameters per second to deliver recommendations to millions of students in real-time. Be a key contributor as that system grows into tens of millions of students. Work with top data scientists on implementing their models in an efficient way. Your responsibilities Design and implement components for the analytics service and framework with focus on scalability, availability, easy maintenance and providing an intuitive API for model development by data scientists. Perform design reviews with a focus on clarity and efficient trade-offs between development time, model precision, and maintenance cost. Perform code reviews with focus on best practices in terms of software engineering and clean, high performance code. Communicate with internal teams (front-end and recommendations) and handle their requirements from brainstorming to implementation. You must have A CS or related Degree (MS, Phd A+) and 5+ years of industry experience in building distributed Java applicationssystems. Experience in mentoring junior developers. Comfort in jumping into projects that touch different components of a large system. Comfort with cross-team communication. Desire to pay attention to detail and enforce high designcoding standards. Familiarity with agile development methodology. Performed design and code reviews. Experience in writing optimized Java code. Not required, but highly desirable Experience fine tuning the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Unix. Experience with open-source technologies. Experience with big data processing using NoSQL technologies like Cassandra, Hadoop, and Hive. Experience in stream processing or actor models like Akka. Knowledge of machine learning techniques. Perks include Competitive salary, great benefits and stock options. As much paid vacation as you need to take. Flexible hours. High-quality equipment (default setup a Mac laptop with a giant monitor). The opportunity to use cutting-edge machine learning and engineering techniques to transform and democratize education. Knewton, Inc. 100 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011

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