Jobs at Visible Measures

Java Software Engineer, Big Data

Location: Boston, MA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

We are looking for an exceptional Software Engineer with Big Data experience to join our team.


You are a creative thinker who communicates effectively and possesses the individual leadership and accountability to "step up" and deliver high quality results in a fast paced environment. You possess a strong academic background and are clearly passionate to continue to learn and grow. You thrive in a high energy team environment and have the entrepreneurial spark to seek out and manage tasks outside the bounds of your day-to-day responsibilities. You want to contribute to the technological direction of a fast-moving startup.


  • Contribute as a member of the core data team which is responsible for the systems that crunch and warehouse data
  • Work on cutting edge technologies such as Hadoop and Vertica
  • Build new software features to satisfy business requirements
  • Add new features to existing core data systems to improve performance and scalability
  • Monitor systems and debug problems as they arise
  • Contribute to the R&D and build-out of future analytics systems
  • Help refine our software development process


  • Passionate programmer and problem solver
  • BS or MS in Computer Science3 - 5 years of software development experience.
  • Experience programming in Java, Python, Shell scripting, and SQL
  • Experience with Hadoop, 'Big Data', and NoSQL solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with extreme deadlines, prioritizes projects, effectively scope out tasks, and maintains focus


  • Experience with OSS: Hadoop, Jetty, Ant, Maven, Fabric
  • Experience with Vertica, Ruby on Rails, Django
  • Sense of humor and enthusiasm to contribute to our startup culture
  • Knowledge of agile development and scrum
  • Passion for web video and social networking


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