Software Engineer, Data Infrastructure at Postmates Inc.

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Postmates runs one of the largest real-time delivery fleets in the country. Building a software platform that is reliable, scales, and stays agile under demanding product needs is a serious technical challenge. Postmates isn’t just another ad platform or mobile app for delivering static user-generated content: We have real customers paying real money for a real service, all in minutes.

Postmates collects a tremendous amount of data about those deliveries. And we view that data to be core to our product roadmap and business processes.

As a Software Engineer on our Data Infrastructure team, you will be part of an early team that builds the event/data transport, collection, and storage layer. You will shape the vision for existing and new systems that will have a critical impact on all our data pipelines, support our Applied Machine Learning team, and help transition all Postmates services to an event-driven model. The systems built in this team will help build data-driven products that match our millions of customers to couriers in near real-time. 

What you’ll do:
  • Design, build and operate large scale data infrastructure systems across all environments to store, aggregate and process large amounts of data.
  • Implement various ETL infrastructures and guidelines on how to most effectively build and maintain them for reporting, analytics and product features.
  • Write maintainable and self-documenting code, perform code reviews
  • Build a data platform-as-a-service for internal consumers, operating on open-source technologies on AWS and GCP
  • Serve in the on-call rotation to make sure our data infrastructure is highly available to all internal customers
What you bring:
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience building on, deploying and maintaining open-source data infrastructure systems (HDFS, Spark, ZooKeeper, Druid, etc.) in production environments
  • Experience with various types of data sources including relational stores such as MySQL, PostgresSQL and NoSQL data stores such as Cassandra or MongoDB and in-memory stores like Redis or Memcache.
  • Understanding of distributed systems and principles (consistency, durability, resilience, consensus)
  • Experience working with cloud-native infrastructure on the public cloud (we operate on GCP and AWS) 
  • Ability to declare and work with infrastructure-as-code (all our infrastructure is defined in Terraform or Deployment manager) 
  • Ability to write clean and maintainable code (our codebases are in Python, Go, Erlang, and Java)
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan (stay aligned with the long-term value you create)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Tasty, healthy lunches and snacks (mostly healthy, but very tasty)
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ErlangLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PyTorchLibraries
    • Scikit-LearnLibraries
    • ConsulLibraries
    • VaultLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • TerraformFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • DjangoDatabases
    • DynamoDatabases
    • BigQueryDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • DruidDatabases

Location

0.2 mile walk from downtown Santa Monica Expo Line stop (direct transit from downtown LA), 0.5 mile walk to beach, close to 3rd St Promenade shopping.

An Insider's view of Postmates Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

We take a humanistic approach when designing our employee event programming to show the similarities that exist between cultures. We strive to build a community with a shared ethos of caring for our world and conceptualizing ways in which we can contribute to the betterment of it.

Suzette

Engagement & Culture Events Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

I once read that “growth and comfort don’t coexist” and Postmates lives by it. From day one at Postmates, I felt challenged and have been given projects that impact the business. I’ve had to flex technical muscles that I have never used and it’s exciting because I’m developing into a more well-rounded engineer which only enhances my career growth.

Juan

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Instead of assigning work/tasks to my team, we operate by having the team identify what they think are the problems that we need to be solving today, and how that will scale or change over the next few years then align those with company priorities. This forces my team to be more creative in how they approach their work on a day to day basis.

Aabhas

Infrastructure Lead

What are some social events your company does?

Postmates puts emphasis on building connection and community, through both professional and personal interactions, to maintain our culture — and our mental wellness particularly in these difficult, unprecedented times. This including (now virtual) Happy Hours, Winesday on Wednesdays, cultural celebrations, volunteer events, and so much more.

Bianca

Software Engineer

What are Postmates Inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
At Postmates, we believe we have a shared responsibility to create positive change in our communities and society at large. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Postmates covers 100% for full-time employees and dependents on most medical plans, dental, and vision.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
In addition to health club discounts, Postmates provides a PhysioStrength wellness portal with live virtual classes and videos helping employees with their health, wellness, and fitness needs.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Postmates provides Dependent Care FSA that covers eligible child care expenses.
Generous Parental Leave
Postmates provides all full-time employees up to 16 weeks of paid time off for new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time. Check out our Social Impact report: social-impact.postmates.com
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Social team outings monthly
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
At Postmates, every employee automatically receives a free Postmates Unlimited Membership, with a free $15 credit for meals on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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