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Full Stack Engineer—Job Description

Switchboard is seeking an experienced Full Stack Engineer to help us scale businesses’ critical data analytics. At Switchboard, we make the complex world of data operations easy and transparent.

We are a results-oriented team of engineers who have launched products at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and early-stage startups. You’ll be working alongside skilled and experienced colleagues to push the boundaries of what Python, Spark, and distributed systems can accomplish. You’ll drive development of a novel and powerful approach to large-scale data workflow. You’ll work closely with the founding team to create the platform that drives Switchboard’s customers forward.

What will make you a good fit? You are an engineer who has experience launching a new product or major product release. You are an expert in large-scale distributed systems. You can own and execute mission-critical feature iterations, while working collaboratively with engineers across the entire application stack. You are excited to tackle the challenge of designing systems that remain reliable and responsive under periods of intense load. You understand how critical well-tested components are for team velocity, and you use metrics to maximize system performance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. or advanced degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years experience developing in an object-oriented language (Python & Scala a plus)
  • 1+ years experience with SQL or noSQL databases
  • Minimum 2+ years experience working on backend/server systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; a team player with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Preferred Experience:

  • Designed, built and tested large E-commerce, Ads or other data applications
  • Distributed systems, including Spark and SQL databases
  • Experience deploying and troubleshooting in production environments
  • Experience with automated functional and load testing
  • Familiarity with retrieving data from RESTful APIs (SOAP a plus)
  • Familiarity with AWS a plus
  • Familiarity with machine learning and statistics a plus
  • Familiarity with JavaScript a plus

Working at Switchboard is challenging, rewarding, and fun, yet you’ll have time for life outside of work. Everyone is a serious professional, but we all still find time to pursue other interests including art, photography, music, cycling, running, fitness, and, of course, family. We work in a gorgeous, light-filled space in downtown San Francisco, just one block from Montgomery Street BART station. Our benefits are generous and include medical, dental, vision, and top-notch equipment. Lunch is provided daily.