Staff Software Engineer, Data Connections (Vancouver) at Amplitude (Portland, OR)

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Amplitude is the pioneer in digital optimization software. More than 1,400 customers, including Atlassian, Instacart, NBCUniversal, Shopify, and Under Armour rely on Amplitude to power their digital products. Amplitude makes product data accessible to every member of an organization, empowering them to make data-driven decisions that fuel faster product innovation and growth. As an organization, we approach challenges with humility, take ownership of our contributions, and embrace a growth mindset that pushes us to constantly improve ourselves, each other, and the value we bring to customers and partners.

Amplitude’s Commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI): Amplitude believes that diversity enables creation of better products, ability to solve complex problems, and drive more powerful solutions. In order to make diversity possible, we commit to striving to create an environment of inclusion: an environment focused on psychological safety, empathy, and human connection, which will allow employees of all backgrounds to feel the care they need to thrive. 

About The Role & Team

The Data Connections team is responsible for the scalable realtime pipeline to get data in and out of Amplitude. Data Connections team works as an early stage startup within Amplitude, trying to create a new data platform to support customers collect the right data and enhance the value of the data by powering more workflows outside of Amplitude as well. Currently this platform processes and moves around 800 petabytes of data per month and our target is to grow this by 10x in a year through new product initiatives. 

In this role, you will solve hardcore Infrastructure challenges like designing for extreme throughput, designing/optimizing systems with millisecond latencies, building resilient systems to achieve close to zero downtime. In this role, you will also get to closely work with Product and Customers to define the strategy and roadmap for our core product and new features.

Our product sits on top of many modern technologies, including Real-Time Stream processing, Kafka, Redis/Elasticache, Amazon S3, DynamoDB, Kubernetes, Terraform. You will share your ideas with a group of similarly innovative and curious engineers.

Responsibilities:
  • Take product ideas from ideation to implementation
  • Develop backend services that expand the capabilities of our analytics product
  • Optimize the performance of our data ingestion and processing pipelines
  • Collaborate with Product and Design to iterate on our product
  • Lead engineering discussions and mentor others on engineering best practices
  • Participate in design and code reviews
Skills and Experience:
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science or another technical field
  • 7+ years of experience working in a Software Engineering role
  • Strong foundation in programming, algorithms, and software application design
  • Passionate about solving challenging problems and iterating quickly
  • Previous experience with Python or Java is a plus
  • Previous experience in distributed systems, data processing and analytics is a plus
  • Previous experience with ETL/ETL pipelines is a plus
  • Technical leadership of an engineering team is a plus
Who We Are

The Company: Amplitude is filled with humble, life-long learners who are eager to help one another and the company succeed. Our values of growth mindset, ownership, and humility are core to the way we work: we’re tenacious in the face of challenges, we take the initiative to solve problems that drive our shared success, and we operate from a place of empathy and openness, seeking to understand many points of view. 

The Product: Amplitude is a digital optimization system – we help companies understand their users, rapidly release better product experiences, and ultimately grow their business. We’re super proud of what we’ve built and continue to expand: a platform that empowers  companies to thrive in the digital era. 

Other fun facts about Amplitude: 

  • Amplitude is a tech company to bet your career on in 2021, according to Business Insider.
  • Amplitude went public via a direct listing in September 2021 and is now trading under the ticker AMPL. 
  • Amplitude is the #1 product analytics solution according to G2.
  • Founded in 2012, Amplitude is backed by Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, IVP, Battery Ventures, Y Combinator and other top tier investors.
  • We’re a global and fast-growing team! We’ve hired more than 300 people in 2021 and have operations in San Francisco (HQ), New York, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Singapore.
  • Our mascot is the datamonster, who loves to chow down on numbers, charts, and graphs. Nom nom.

Amplitude provides equal employment opportunities (EEO). All applicants are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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More Information on Amplitude
Amplitude operates in the Software industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. Amplitude was founded in 2012. It has 505 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and Mental Health Benefits. To see all 50 open jobs at Amplitude, click here.
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