Principal Software Dev Engineer

Oath Champaign , IL 61822

Posted 3 weeks ago

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Verizon Media employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our businessand the world. Want in? As Verizon's media unit, our brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. With technologies like XR, AI, machine-learning, and 5G, we're transforming media for tomorrow, too. We're creators and coders, dreamers and doers creating what's next in content, advertising and technology.

The Verizon Media Edge Engineering Group writes the code that runs Verizon Media's internal content delivery network (CDN). We develop the open source Apache Traffic Server as well as internal solutions for content caching, edge security, traffic shaping and routing, load balancing and failover, and IPv6 translation. Our code makes delivering Verizon Media properties fast and reliable!

If you have experience building low-latency highly available services, distributed systems, storage, middleware, databases, file systems, content delivery networks, etc. in C++, we'd like to talk to you. We are looking for great software developers who: 1) Understand hashing and caching strategies and mechanisms, 2) Use agile development practices including unit tests, functional tests, continuous integration, and continuous deployment frameworks, and/or 3) Know additional languages such as Java, JavaScript (NodeJS), Go, Python, and Ruby. The ideal candidate has experience in several of the following areas:

  • Have administered or developed systems that use Apache Traffic Server

  • Have administration or development experience with other common web servers like Nginx, Squid, etc.

  • Have designed, implemented and optimized algorithms to improve networking and edge datacenter and server selection

  • Have analyzed and improved efficiency, scalability, stability, reliability, and performance of CDN infrastructure

  • Have designed and developed tools for collecting and analyzing server data so as to help plan future design and expansion of the CDN infrastructure

  • Have a solid understanding of large scale, widely distributed system performance, disk/memory tradeoffs, and caching

  • Thrive in a cross functional team on high profile, critical projects with high reliability and performance requirements

Responsibilities

  • Design key components of the system and for establishing consensus for your designs

  • Implement such designs while guiding and mentoring the less experienced engineers who assist you

  • Ensure that the quality and performance of the components you develop are exceptional, writing extensive test cases and using modern CI/CD infrastructure.

  • Work closely with other members of the Engineering team, as well as members of the Testing and Operations teams to solve thorny issues

  • Develop robust, scalable infrastructure platforms that are fundamental for many of Verizon Media's use cases. As a result, you will get opportunities to interact with many Verizon Media engineers.

  • Interact closely with Verizon Media's internal community of architects

  • Take a prominent role in interacting with the Apache Traffic Server open source community.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent with 7+ years of industry experience, a Masters with 5+ years, or a PhD with 2+ years.

  • Extensive industry experience writing C/C++ preferably in a Unix/Linux environment

  • Experience with Internet protocols such as HTTP, HTTP/2, DNS, and SSL

  • Experience with UNIX/Linux system calls, TCP/IP networking, and network programming

  • A deep understanding of scalability considerations in designing high-performance servers

  • Ability to work well independently, as a member of a mutually reinforcing team, and as a team leader

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills

  • Ability to incorporate the best ideas of others into your designs and convince others that your design is sound

  • Ability to drive the problem resolution process from start to finish

Verizon Media 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 age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Verizon Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please email ApplicantAccommodation@verizonmedia.com or call 408-336-1409. Emails/calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

Currently work for Verizon Media? Please apply on our internal career site.


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