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Backend Software Engineer

Company Overview

Machine learning is changing the way the world does business. Recommendations are smarter than ever, and predictions are closer to reality. But is it good enough? Many predictions are still off-mark, and companies are missing opportunities to deliver stellar customer experiences and drive down costs with ad hoc data infrastructure and ML processes. At Kaskada, we are revolutionizing enterprise machine learning through the use of real-time data. Our team is delivering an end-to-end machine learning platform powering feature engineering and productionization.


Job Summary

We are looking for experienced backend software engineers to redefine the way data scientists design machine learning features and deploy them in production using streaming data. As a member of the early team, you will have a direct impact on the success of the product. You will be part of designing and implementing the distributed system for real-time data processing and powering the ML platform.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design and build out the data-processing backend that powers the data science experience.
  • Participate in design and code reviews, mentoring junior team members, and establishing the team culture.


About you

  • 2+ years experience building data-heavy and/or enterprise applications
  • Passionate about building products that have real customer impact
  • Geek out about cutting-edge distributed systems
  • Full of good ideas and aren't afraid to share them
  • Have a strong desire to be part of a small, lean and growing team


Preferred Skills

  • Experience in typed programming languages such as Java, Scala, C++ or Go. OCaml / Haskell / etc. a plus
  • Experience and understanding of distributed NoSQL storage systems, such as DynamoDB, Cassandra, Bigtable, etc.
  • Strong track record of working collaboratively with product management and fellow engineers
  • Experience and appreciation for automated testing and CI
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a solid open source track record is required.



Kaskada is a Seattle-area startup building a machine learning platform for event-based data. We are a team of doers with leadership roots from Google and AWS. We are actively building a team of other top performers to join the fun. The company is funded by leading PNW and Bay-area VCs, including Voyager Capital, NextGen Venture Partners, Founders’ Co-op, and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Kaskada offers competitive salaries including equity. Employees are also eligible to receive benefits including health insurance, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance, 401(k) plan, and more.

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