Big Data Engineer at OpenDNS

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
Technical Lead - Big Data Engineer at OpenDNS
San Francisco, CA

The Business Entity
OpenDNS, now part of Cisco, is an Internet security company that's transforming the way IT departments secure their networks, and more importantly, their users. In 2012 OpenDNS launched Umbrella, a new line of cloud-delivered Internet security services that, for the first time ever, allow IT departments to extend security off the network and actually protect users wherever they roam. OpenDNS built Umbrella on top of our rock-solid foundation: the world's most loved and trusted DNS service that's used today used by 50 million people around the world.

The Team
Our development team, researchers and product management build new features, threat intelligence systems and improve our existing platform.  Our researchers are always innovating, implementing new methods to automate and deliver predictive, proactive protection against tomorrows web-based threats. With guidance from a Senior Technical Lead, the team will bring this intelligence to our product line using industry best practices: ensuring quality, scalability and performance.

Role & Responsibilities
OpenDNS is looking for smart, agile, enthusiastic engineers with a background in big data technologies, and a passion for delivering performant data analysis.

Analyze, discover and extract interesting usage information from the terabytes of traffic data OpenDNS collects every day. This team is full stack and not only gleans data, but presents it in human consumable formats to our customers via unique reports and analysis tools. You will be responsible for build and deployment automation, as well as writing MR jobs, analyzing performance of the cluster, writing code to serve reporting data to the front end, and solving problems which haven't been solved before.

Minimum Qualifications
* Big ideas about what can be done with Big Data and the future of cloud analysis
* 5 years expertise in at least one of these scripting technologies - python (preferred), shell, ruby
* Strong background in Dev-Ops with min. 3 years of hands-on expertise involving AWS (or similar such cloud platforms), Docker / Vagrant or other such container packaging technologies
* 2-3 years hands-on experience with AWS and/or Ansible scripting, puppet
* 2-3 years hands-on experience with Hbase/Titan (or Cassandra)
* 2-3 years operational experience in running Hadoop in productions and hands-on experience with Kafka, Jenkins
* Flexible, Self-motivated, Problem solver who can work both individually as well  as an effective Team player with excellent attention to detail and great interpersonal skills (both verbal and written)
* Demonstrable experience in handling, troubleshooting complex big data infrastructure and network I/O issues in addition to in-depth system knowledge

Desirable Skills
* Experience in the DNS layer
* Hands-on experience with build engineering 
* Elastic Search clusters, Nginx, Redis, memcashed, postgres
* Coding experience with C/C++ or Java

About Cisco
The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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