Senior Spark/Hadoop Engineer (Unravel)




Unravel is the big data management and optimization platform, and we are seeking a winning individual to join our core back-end engineering team. In this highly visible role, you will design, prototype, build, and launch production products. As an early team member you will be instrumental in shaping the direction of the product. You will work with various big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark and help in creating Unravel Apps that enable companies to manage and optimize their big data activities. Your work will directly influence the company’s future product decisions, and interactions with customers.


What we are looking for:

  • Strong desire to work for a rapidly growing startup and make it a success
  • Strong experience in Java, Hadoop and Spark. Knowledge of Hadoop and Spark internals
  • You have experience in building Spark and Hadoop applications for commercial purposes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


What you’ll be doing:

  • Building automated management tools for Spark and Hadoop
  • Working closely with end-users to gather requirements and feedback
  • Owning, building, testing and iterating your projects


Why work at Unravel?

  • Founded by the team that created Starfish at Duke University. (
  • Our team consists of some of the brightest engineers from Facebook, Linkedin, Netflix, VMware, Riot Games, RocketFuel, Zynga and Oracle
  • Our product captures essential needs of the Big Data market, which is the fastest growing IT market.
  • Our product is used by several Fortune 100 companies including leaders in social media, banks, telecommunication and more.
  • We are backed by the best VCs in Silicon Valley and the world.
  • We offer excellent cash + equity + benefits compensation and tremendous opportunity to grow with us while working on exciting projects.
  • We are a fun startup with big energy and fast growth built on a successful business model.
  • We thrive on a results-driven culture: if you want to create impact the chance is yours at Unravel
  • We move fast; we test everything; we learn as a team; and, we continuously improve
  • Open communication environment based on high-integrity values
  • Great teammates who know how to have fun while winning


To apply:

  • Please send your github profile, resume and a thoughtful cover letter in WORD/PDF format to with subject “Senior Spark/Hadoop Engineer”
  • Please provide your visa status if applicable, and the date you are available to start work.

Come join our winning team!


Job posted 5/29/2015