Senior/Principal Software Engineer

Location: Seattle, WA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Simply Measured is the leader in Social Media Analytics, helping marketers use their social data to find opportunities and to optimize their social activities to drive real business impact. Our customers include some of the world's largest brands, including over 50 of the Top 100 Global Brands, and that list continues to grow.

We are looking to hire an engineer who enjoys solving large and complex problems. At Simply Measured you will have the opportunity to work on a Social Data Search/Analytics Engine. We process billions of records from multiple social networks as well as many other forms of online data. Our technology’s backend stack includes real-time distributed processing with Storm, Batch processing within Hadoop’s Map/Reduce, Search via Elasticsearch, and a wide variety of other technologies and research, including natural language processing and machine learning. Additionally, we deploy a variety of web services in both Java and Go. We are constantly looking to innovate new technologies as well as contribute back to the community.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics
  • 5+ years of experience.
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
  • Understands complexities of distributed computing and scaling.
  • Experience with Java. Java 8 and we readily enjoy lambdas.
  • Familiar with Hadoop ecosystem: Map/Reduce, HDFS, HBase.
  • Familiar with Spring Web Services: Spring, Hibernate, JPA, MySQL, Json, Postgres
  • Familiarity with Elasticsearch at scale, even if only used in ELK.
  • Solid testing skills.
  • Extra bonus if interested in processing natural language, ranging from: normalization, extracting features/information, tokenization, matching engines, regression models, forecasting.
  • Extra bonus if interested in mathematics.

What you get to do:

  • Provide senior leadership within the Engineering organization.
  • Architect and Develop products from start to end.
  • Work on the core data pipeline and search technologies across multiple data models.  
  • Work on a wide variety of web services that touch all points of the company.
  • Collaborate with Product team in planning upcoming work as well as drive innovation.


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