Big Data - Software Engineer
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Every company will be a data company. Sqooba AG is a Swiss-based start-up, building Switzerland’s enterprise data platform (called Ocean).

This is a hands-on position with a wide variety of roles and responsibilities, ranging from designing and building extremely stable components and cutting-edge features up to formulating strategy for Ocean, mentoring other engineers and helping companies to become much more data-driven. Ideal candidate will be software engineer with excellent programming skills, deep understanding of big data and parallelization concepts, and a stellar track record of delivery. but also excel at leadership and customer obsession and have a real passion for massive-scale computing.

Join the culture (→ our values)

  • Choose positivity and give a smile
  • Show gratitude and practice humility
  • Default to transparency
  • Focus on self-improvement
  • Don't accept status quo
  • Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Take time and reflect

Your contribution (→ what you will do)

As part of the engineering team, you will be designing, developing and operating the Ocean analytical platform and customer solutions. You will support the customers in designing and developing their batch and real-time data pipelines. As a result, you will continuously improve the Ocean platform by implementing new capabilities and features to further deliver value to the customers.

You (→ Personality and Behaviour)
  • Are passionate about distributed systems and data intensive applications
  • Enjoy using and participating in the development of open source applications
  • Enjoy working with cutting edge software technologies and applying the latest paradigms
  • Are eager to be an early adopter of emerging big data applications
  • Stay current on technical knowledge to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, and work with the team in bringing new technologies on board
  • Savor the challenges of making diverse technologies work through the entire stack
  • Team player and self-starter with a positive attitude
Your Background (→ Education and Experience)
  • Master Degree in Computer Science or similar educational level
  • Good experience with Java or Scala; Open to learn additional programming languages
  • Knowledge of design principles and architectural patterns
  • Knowledge of Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Cassandra and Storm
  • Knowledge of continuous integration workflows and continuous delivery build pipelines (Git, Jenkins and Maven)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and DevOps culture
  • Delivering systems and features with top-notch quality, on time
  • Fluent English, German or French would be a nice plus
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