Principal Software Engineer

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We are looking for outstanding Software Engineers and Architects to help us build the world's most scalable and efficient data warehouse.

Qualifications:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or related technical field
  • 10+ years of industry experience working with large codebases (1M+ lines of code).
  • Deep familiarity with low-level, backend coding concepts, including concurrency, synchronization primitives, CPU architecture, IO, and memory management. 
  • Familiarity with C++ and Linux/Unix.

At Ocient, you will:

  • Architect extremely high performance, distributed systems to solve complex database problems.
  • Manage complex software development projects, including writing project plans, timelines, and managing risks.
  • Mentor junior software engineers and interns.
  • Write clean, performant, and testable code, primarily in modern C++.
  • Optimize code performance at every level, from data structures and algorithms down to assembly code tweaking.

See our other postings for job openings at other career levels.

About Ocient:

Ocient is a Chicago-based, venture-funded startup building a SQL compliant, exabyte-scale database platform that achieves better performance than Hadoop and NoSQL systems. It is a distributed system optimized for NVMe drives, RDMA networks and high core count processors and is written in C++. We are led by a management team with seven successful startup exits, including Cleversafe which was one of the largest software startup exits in Chicago’s history.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • NoSQLDatabases

Location

100 N. RIverside Plaza Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606

What are Ocient Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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