Senior Software Engineer, Data at WeWork Technology

| Greater NYC Area
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About the Role:

If you’re passionate about building large scale data processing systems, and you are motivated to make an impact in creating a robust and scalable data platform used by every team, come join us. You will jump into an early stage team that builds the data transport, collection and orchestration layers. You will help shape the vision and architecture of WeWork's next generation data platform, making it easy for developers to build data-driven products and features. You are responsible for developing a reliable platform that scales with the company’s incredible growth. Your efforts will allow accessibility to business and user behavior insights, using huge amounts of WeWork data to fuel several teams such as Analytics, Data Science, Sales, Revenue, Product, Growth and many others as well as empowering them to depend on each other reliably. You will be a part of an experienced engineering team and work with passionate leaders on challenging distributed systems problems.

About the Team:

Data is at the core of our business, providing insights into the effectiveness of our products and enabling the technology that powers them. We build and operate the platform used by the rest of the company for streaming and batch computation and to train ML models. We’re building an ecosystem where consumers and producers of data can depend on each other safely. We thrive to build high quality systems we can be proud to open source and an amazing experience for our users and ourselves. We regard culture and trust highly and are looking forward to welcoming your contribution to the team.


  • You will build and maintain a high-performance, fault-tolerant, secure, and scalable data platform
  • You will lead development of high leverage projects and capabilities of the platform
  • You will partner with architects and business leaders to design and build robust services using storage layer, streaming and batch data
  • Thinking through long-term impacts of key design decisions and handling failure scenarios
  • Form a holistic understanding of tools, key business concepts (data tables), and the data dependencies and team dependencies
  • You can help drive Storage layer and API features roadmap, be responsible in the overall engineering(design, implementation and testing)
  • Building self-service platforms to power WeWork’s Technology


  • 7 - 9+ years of experience
  • Experience and interest in writing production­ quality code in Java/Python/Scala/
  • Experience shipping several high quality of complex software's release.
  • When talking about dynamic data infrastructures - RDBMS, Columnar Databases, NoSQL and File-based storage solutions - you know these "under the hood".
  • Experience with Query execution optimization (Columnar storage, push downs): Hive, Presto, Parquet, …
  • You have a strong foundation in algorithms, data structures, and their real-world use cases.
  • You have a strong knowledge of distributed systems concepts and principles (consistency and availability, liveness and safety, durability, reliability, fault-tolerance, consensus algorithms)
  • When thinking about Big Data processing you have a deep understanding of Spark, Hadoop, Storm, Flink or Apache Beam.
  • Strong Experience with one or more of the following technologies:
    • Distributed logging systems (Kafka, Pulsar, Kinesis, etc)
    • IDL: Avro, Protobuf or Thrift
    • MPP databases (Redshift, Vertica, …)
    • Workflow management (Airflow, Oozie, Azkaban, ...)
    • Cloud storage: S3, GCS, ...

Bonus points:

  • Experience with contributing to open source software. Open source is on our heart.
  • Experience with the following Cassandra, DynamoDB, RocksDB/LevelDB, Graphite, StatsD, CollectD

About WeWork

  • WeWork Technology is bridging the gap between physical and digital platforms, providing a delightful, flawless & powerful experience for members and employees. We build software and hardware that enables our members to connect with each other and the space around them like never before.
  • We augment our community and culture teams through the tools we build. We believe there’s a macro shift toward a new way of working—one focused on a movement towards meaning and purpose. WeWork Technology is proud to be shaping this movement.
  • We are a team of passionate, fearless and collaborative problem-solvers distributed globally with one goal in mind - to humanize technology across the world.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Our headquarters in NYC sits in Chelsea, but our growing tech team works from our SoHo, Chelsea, and Greenwich Village offices.