Senior Software Engineer - Data and Streaming Systems

| Chicago

Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

At the heart of that mission are the people that work here—the dreamers, doers and difference-makers that call this place home. As part of that team, your work will showcase both your intelligence and your creativity as you tackle real problems and put your talents towards transforming transportation.

That’s because at Arity, we believe work and life shouldn’t be at odds with one another. After all, we know that your unique qualities give you a unique perspective. We don’t just want you to see yourself here. We want you to be yourself here.
 

 

The Role

 

 

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for assisting with the design, architecture, implementation, performance tuning, monitoring and on-going support of Arity’s streaming and ETL platforms running within AWS.

We’re looking for teammates who bring in:

  1. Experience building highly relieable, secure and optimized streaming applications
  2. Expereince building data pipelines and capabilities to process data to and from disparate sources
  3. An understanding of large-scale data processing and data streaming tools

 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Lead the effort in design and development of Arity’s streaming data platforms, doing heavy lifting in the infrastructure and designing data pipelines using distributed streams as a primary building block.
  2. Compose the building blocks of streaming architecture (partitions, producers, consumers, retries, guaranteed delivery) to fit Arity’s changing business needs by continuously improving speed, security and reliability.
  3. Provide hands-on leadership for data security, support, monitoring, and alerting of the distributed streaming stacks.
  4. Collaborate with Product Managers, Data Architects, Project Managers, Designers and other Engineers to develop full stack solutions for streaming data.
  5. Work in Agile/Scrum environment, design, estimate, test, and develop user stories.

 

Technical Experience and Skills

  • Expertise in distributed systems architecture, stream-oriented architecture and implementations (Kafka, Flink, NiFi, Kinesis, Spark, Storm, Informatica or any other similar streaming library experience)
  • 5 years’ of hands-on experience as a data, back-end, infrastructure, performance, or API developement
  • 3 years’ experience building large-scale, distributed, high-volume systems with reasonably high throughput of data
  • Ability to build and optimize real-time streaming and end to end data processing systems
  • Understanding of Linux, Cloud (AWS), ETL, Message Queuing Systems and Software Development Processes

Understanding of data transformation specifications and data formats like JSON, Avro, XML, CSV, UTF-8, Base-64 encoded and standard HTTP response/ error codes

Qualifications

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with some relevant professional experience
  2. Experience with Java, Scala, or equivalent programming language, and knowledge on scripting languages like Python, Shell Scripting or equivalent scripting languages
  3. Passion for software development and ability to write source code, reuse existing components, and evaluate and integrated open source software into solutions
  4. Proven ability to lead multiple high priorities initiative with aggressive timelines leveraging an agile/scrum framework
  5. Comfortable performing in a fast paced, dynamic and ambiguous business environment
  6. Excellent listening and communication skills and strong problem solving skills with the ability to design and implement technical solutions
  7. Ability to lead a group of employees (directly or indirectly) and work in a team environment in a collaborative manner

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

That’s the day-to-day, now let’s talk about the rest of it. As we mentioned, Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation. But you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Sound like a fit? Apply now! We can’t wait to meet you.

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Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.

An Insider's view of Arity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself and be yourself. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to achieve and be better than when you first started here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation, allowing us to accelerate the future of mobility.

Taylor, Steph & Rachel

Culture team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

What makes someone successful on your team?

Product Managers on my team are go-getters. They dive into an ambiguous market and drive our business by leveraging core competencies that achieve solutions. To be successful, they think big, have entrepreneurial drive, wear multiple hats, and have a positive, resilient attitude. Above all, we win together and do this by building each other up.

Rachel

Group Product Manager, Shared Mobility Solutions Team

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

Emad

Vice President, Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

When collaborating with other teams at Arity, transparency is essential. That means communicating clearly, as well as understanding and respecting other's perspectives. Everyone has strengths that they bring to the table, and open communication allows my team to find those superpowers to work efficiently and successfully deliver to our customers.

Shireen

Salesforce Product Owner, Customer Success Team

What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
If enrolled, you have coverage for certain periodic vision exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Looking for more info? You can find details here: https://www.allstategoodlife.com.

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