Principal Software Development Engineer, Big Data - Mortgages at Zillow
Seattle, WA, US

The Data Engineering team, part of Zillow Group Analytics, processes Terabytes of data daily, and handles Petabytes of data overall. The team enables analytics & decision-making throughout the company.

- Small team = big impact. Engineering teams are highly decentralized, in order to create the small-team speed and autonomy of a start-up environment, but backed by big company resources.

- Fast-moving, developer-driven organization full of forward-thinking and ambitious people.

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About the role

  • As a Principal Software Engineer, you will take ownership of mission-critical ETL pipelines, from data ingestion to consumption by business intelligence and advanced analytics.

  • In particular, you will work closely with the Premier Agent organization, which is the most visible and largest business line within Zillow Group.

  • You will architect and build a Big Data platform that will fully automate the creation of these pipelines.

Who you are

  • You are a Big Data expert and a hands-on coder
  • You are fluent in Python; experience with another language like Scala (or Java) is preferred
  • You have independently designed and built complex, highly scalable / reliable data pipelines, using EMR, Kinesis, FireHose, Spark, Parquet, Hive, Presto, and Airflow, or equivalents
  • You have deep experience in applying automation to data engineering (DataOps)
  • You understand the concepts behind distributed databases, and both streaming and batch processing systems
  • You know a Cloud platform, such as AWS, and Infrastructure-as-Code tooling (e.g. Terraform)
  • You like to work very closely with business and product stakeholders
  • You have delivered large projects on schedule and on budget
  • You have a interest in Machine Learning
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You can learn new technologies quickly
  • You have a degree (BS / MS +) in Computer Science or a related technical discipline; or equivalent work experience

Get to know us

At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For (#69), Fortune Best Workplaces for Diversity (#38), Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents (#31), Fortune Best Workplaces for Women (#20), Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads (#37), JUST Capital 100 Company (#69), Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.