Department ofComputer Science & Computer Engineering

Work Location

State : New York

City : New York

Work Location : New York, NY - Ave of Americas


Position Summary

Job Title for Posting Purposes : Senior Backend Developer

Job Type : Full Time


Position Detail

Job Description : General Summary:

Client is looking for software developers to work on its cloud-hosted data platform, used for the acquisition of massive, real-time, and location-based data sets. All applicants must be passionate about Big Data and building highly scalable systems. They will be working on creating features that improve the capabilities of its local business directory, improving data quality and enabling the creation of new, real-time data sets. Information from Infogroup’s directories are used in a variety of consumer-facing products, including high profile search engines, car navigation systems, and mobile applications.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Developing scalable processes for the ingestion, processing, and distribution of large data sets

2.Designing and planning new features

3.Developing features to spec within time estimates

4.Writing unit and functional tests

5.Developing methods for improving the quality and accuracy of data

Supportive Job Functions:

1.Deploying to hosted environments on a regular basis

2.Debugging basic operational issues

3.Working with Opscode Chef

4.Creating basic user interfaces using HTML/CSS/Javascript

Qualifications : Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.Ability to plan and implement features in a timely manner

2.Knowledge of agile development methodologies

3.Capable of clearly communicating technical concepts and ideas

4.Can quickly learn and incorporate cutting edge technologies

5.Knowledge of Unix-based systems and working with open source software

Education, Experience, and Certification:

1.Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

2.Four or more years’ experience developing on Ruby on Rails

3.Experience deploying and maintaining cloud-hosted websites

4.Experience working with NoSQL databases and distributed technologies such as Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Hadoop