Sr. Software Engineer, Hadoop

Chicago | Illinois | United States

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Sr. Software Engineer, Hadoop - (0105004)
About the Opportunity

Conversant analyzes anonymized, privacy-safe data at internet scale. We handle 200B+ of online interactions a day and have $3.8 trillion in multichannel purchases in our database. We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer with a balance of skills in design, development and performance tuning to work out of our Chicago, IL location supporting data science, engineering and analytics teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meet with end users to gather feature enhancements and validate platform capabilities.
  • Work closely with data science, engineering, analytics and data warehouse teams to define and implement solutions.
  • Act as “on site interface” for data science, engineering, analytics and data warehouse teams to remote engineering resources.
  • Write stories (or requirements) of platform enhancements.
  • Work with data science, engineering, analytics and data warehouse teams during sprint cycles to validate design and provide feedback.
  • Provide tuning support and analysis for applications.
  • Provide framework support for Spark, HBase and Hive.
  • Drive best practices for application development. 
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in software engineering.
  • Consultative background (experience or personality) with ability to act as “first in”. You will be the one on the scene, developing the relationships, delivering daily, communicating broadly, and tackling the problems at hand.
  • Able to navigate multiple big data environments.
  • Experience building data-driven solutions at scale. Preference given to candidates with demonstratable experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, or graph algorithms.
  • Experience with Scala and Spark environments
  • Experience with Keras or Tensorflow is a plus
  • Strong presentation and interdisciplinary communication skills (written and verbal).
Education / Certifications:

MS in Computer Science or related discipline plus 3 years experience or BA/BS in Computer Science or related discipline and equivalent work experience required. Hadoop and/or AWS certification is a plus. Spark certification is a plus.




Great People, Deserve Great Benefits
We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.
About Us
Epsilon® is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. We provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution. Epsilon’s digital media arm, Conversant, is a leader in personalized digital advertising and insights through its proprietary technology and trove of consumer marketing data, delivering digital marketing with unprecedented scale, accuracy and reach through personalized media programs. Together, we bring personalized marketing to consumers across offline and online channels, at moments of interest that help drive business growth for brands. Epsilon employs over 8,000 associates in 70 offices worldwide. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @EpsilonMktg.
Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Epsilon’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, color creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition as defined by applicable state law, genetic information, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.  Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.


Epsilon will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.


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Primary Location: USA - United States-3090 - Illinois-50082 - Chicago-L5-Chicago, IL - CNVR
Work Locations: 
L5-Chicago, IL - CNVR 
 Chicago 60606
Job: Technology
Organization: Epsilon
Schedule: Regular
Job Type: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 15, 2019, 9:51:48 AM
Division: Conversant
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The Engineering/Technology team is home to software engineers who are developing next generation technologies that drive hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental revenue for marketers. We work at the scale of the web; our code makes decisions in milliseconds, billions of times per day. We seek ideas from every area of computer science, including information retrieval, natural language processing, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking, security, data compression, user interface design and more. As a software engineer, you will work on a small team and can make a direct impact as our fast-paced business grows and evolves. Our engineers are versatile and passionate, tackling new problems as we continue to push technology forward.