Software Engineer (Databricks)

At Databricks, we make Big Data simple. The state-of-the-art in Big Data is “simple things complex, complex things impossible.” We think the future should be “simple things easy, and complex things possible.” Join us and work with world’s leading experts in distributed systems, databases, and networking to help build a next-generation Big Data platform that users love.
We are looking for a developer to work with a cross-functional team in our San Francisco office. We’re looking to hire a talented and passionate developer who has experience in distributed systems, databases, job scheduling, and optimization. You will collaborate with other cross-functional teams to work on infrastructure for big data automation, cluster management, machine learning, and data science. You should feel comfortable working autonomously as well as with collaborating with fellow engineers, solutions architects, and designers.
Databricks’ vision is to empower anyone to easily build and deploy advanced analytics solutions. The company was founded by the team who created Apache® Spark™, a powerful open source data processing engine built for sophisticated analytics, ease of use, and speed. Databricks is the largest contributor to the open source Apache Spark project providing 10x more code than any other company. The company has also trained over 20,000 users on Apache Spark, and has the largest number of customers deploying Spark to date. Databricks provides a just-in-time data platform, to simplify data integration, real-time experimentation, and robust deployment of production applications. Databricks is venture-backed by Andreessen Horowitz and NEA. For more information, contact


  • Good understanding of (one or more): system design, distributed systems, database systems, cloud infrastructure, security, JVM performance optimizations
  • Attitude for simple, elegant design
  • Able to pick up a new language or framework in hours


  • Medical, dental, vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Catered lunch (everyday), snacks and drinks
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Awesome coworkers
  • Maternity and paternity plans



Job posted 8/30/2016