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Production Engineer II at Yahoo

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: SUNNYVALE, Texas

Job Description:

Millions of people visit the Yahoo homepage for news, sports, finance, email, and more.

Oath, a Verizon subsidiary formed after the merger of Yahoo and AOL, makes the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. Oath's businesses span across Search, Communications, Media and many other verticals.

A Little About Us

In this Production Engineering position, you will work on the Oath's Data team in Sunnyvale, CA, deploying and managing important analytics and insights applications. The team structure encourages trust, learning from one another, having fun, and attracting people who are passionate about what they do. Our environment runs within Oath's Hadoop Grid using both Java Map/Reduce and PIG languages as well as shell scripting, Java, Python and mobile application development.

A Lot About You

If you are looking to launch your career, what better place than Oath! We are looking for great talented Service Engineers or Production Support Engineers who can contribute to the operational excellence of our cutting-edge products. If you are excited about the lifecycle of a Big Data project-Architecture, Design, Coding, Testing, Launching, Monitoring and Automation-this is the place to be. We are looking for problem solvers who possess the capability to work independently, as well as with a team, and who are willing to learn.

Your Day

Production Support: Troubleshoot, report, and prioritize operational issues with multiple Big Data production pipelines.

Big Data Design Engineering: Work with development team to help them create highly reliable data applications.

Automation Engineering: Improve and promote operational scalability and standardization through statistics and machine learning.

Work with new Big Data systems/features, increasing performance, automating processes, forecasting loading, designing and implementing tools for analyzing and verifying large data set issues.

Analyze Big Data job performance and efficiency to meet our ongoing business demands.

Act as a liaison between the different tiered support teams for escalating and monitoring operability/site-up issues.

Develop/enhance operations- and SLA-focused tools and dashboards.

Automate routine and mundane tasks.

Fix performance issues by working with developers, DBAs, and network engineers.

You Must Have

A BS, MS in Computer Science or related major

Knowledge of software engineering: processes, tools, programming proficiency in a language (Python or Java or PHP preferred), methods

Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts, large-scale software architecture, networking and distributed systems, and UNIX/Linux environments

Willingness to be on call 12x7 once in four or five weeks

Experience using UNIX/Linux systems

Knowledge of Big Data, Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Hue

Knowledge of SQL and relational databases

Solid written and verbal communication skills

Excellent problem solving, multi-tasking skills

Excellent team working capability

Prior experience in technical operations and additional exposure to tool/product development.

Experience with Druid a plus

Experience with Splunk a plus

Knowledge of Chef, AWS, deployment tools a plus

Experience with mobile application development a plus

Familiarity with monitoring applications like Nagios/Netcool/Moog a plus

Knowledge of incident management tools, such as Service Now, and bug tracking tools, such as Jira, a plus

Oath is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category. Oath is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for all employees during their employment. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or participate in the application process by contacting us at, or call us at 1-866-772-3182.

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Currently work for Oath? Please apply on our internal career site. ​