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Sr. Staff Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.

This role will be based in Mountain View, CA, San Francisco, CA or Bellevue, WA.

At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.

As part of our world-class software engineering team, you will take the lead in building the next-generation infrastructure and platforms for LinkedIn, including but not limited to: service delivery platform, scalable data storage infrastructure, graph infrastructure, analytics platform, streams processing and data pipelines, cutting-edge search platform, best-in-class AI/ML infrastructure, Kubernetes compute infrastructure, media infrastructure, etc. You will work and learn among the best, putting to use your passion for distributed technologies and algorithms, API design and systems design, and your passion for writing code that performs at massive scale. LinkedIn has pioneered many well-known open-source infrastructure projects including Apache Kafka, Pinot, Azkaban, Samza, Venice, Datahub, Feather, etc. We also work with industry standard open source infrastructure technologies like Kubernetes, GRPC and GraphQL - come join our infrastructure teams and share the knowledge with a broader community while making a real impact within our company.

As a Sr. Staff Software Engineer, you will be a key technical leader and role model within the organization. We are looking for a technical lead who designs and develops technology to serve business and technology objectives, aligns points of view across teams and makes trade offs to help achieve the goals of individual teams as well as LinkedIn’s broader goals. You will foster LinkedIn’s culture and values around transformation, collaboration and results. You will work closely with technical leadership and management within and outside our organization to contribute to building best-in-class core systems infrastructure for LinkedIn.

-Deliver impact by driving innovation while building and shipping software at scale
-Provide architectural guidance and mentorship to up-level the engineering organization
-Actively improve the level of craftsmanship at LinkedIn by developing best practices and defining best strategies
-Design products/services/tools and code that can be used by others while upholding operational impact of all decisions
-Functioning as the tech-lead for multiple key initiatives, identify problems and opportunities and lead teams to architect, design, implement and operationalize systems
-Partner closely with teams within the org and customers to execute on the vision for long-term success of our core infrastructure teams
-Working closely with the open-source community to participate and influence cutting edge open-source projects.
-Keep a platform first approach while designing products/service

Basic Qualifications:
- BS/BA in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent technical experience
- 5+ years of industry experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions
- 5+ years of experience programming in object-oriented languages such as C/C++, Java, Go, Rust, Python, Scala
- 2+ years of experience as an architect, or technical leadership position
- Hands-on experience developing large-scale, distributed systems, and databases

Preferred Qualifications:
- MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline
- 10+ years of experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions with at least 5 years of experience in a technical leadership position
- 10+ years of experience in an object-oriented programming language such as C/C++, Java, Go, Rust, Python, Scala
- 5+ years of experience with large-scale distributed systems and client-server architectures
- Experience in architecting and designing large-scale distributed systems related to data infrastructure, IaaS, ML/AI infrastructure, storage, graph, Kubernetes, and platforms.

Suggested Skills:
-Distributed Systems
-Technical Leadership
-Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
-Systems Infrastructure

LinkedIn is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

The pay range for this role is $180,000 to $300,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.

The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For more information, visit https://careers.linkedin.com/benefits.

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