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Staff Engineer
Ref No.: 18-00779
Location: Mountain View, California, California
Experience Level: 11 Years
Start Date: 05/21/2018
Intuit's Small Business Group (SBG) develops and brings to market the products that small businesses and accountants depend on every day for their success.  These products include accounting products (QuickBooks), payments, payroll and others.
The SBG Data Engineering team is looking for a Staff Data Engineer with a winning track record in Big Data and Distributed Systems.  We're using data in groundbreaking ways to uncover customer insights, personalize customer experiences, and provide a unified customer view across all SBG products.
  • Work in the Small Business Group (SBG) Data Engineering team.  The team has twenty-seven engineers working on Data Warehousing, Personalization, Risk, Fraud, Graph Database Solutions, Business Intelligence and more.
  • Design and develop big data and real-time analytics solutions using industry standard technologies. 
  • Develop web services that make big data available in real-time for in-product applications.
  • Work with data architects to ensure that Big Data solutions are aligned with company-wide technology directions.
  • Lead fast moving development teams using agile methodologies.
  • Lead by example, demonstrating best practices for unit testing, CI/CD, performance testing, capacity planning, documentation, monitoring, alerting, and incident response.
  • Communicate progress across organizations and levels from individual contributor to senior executive. Identify and clarify the critical few issues that need action and drive appropriate decisions and actions.   Communicate results clearly and in actionable form.
  • Serve as technical "go to” person for our core technologies – Hadoop, Spark, AWS, Vertica, Tableau, Cassandra, Graph Databases and others.
  • Demonstrate strong implementation aptitude to translate objectives into a scalable solution to meet the needs of the end customer while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrate commitment to your professional development by attending conferences, taking classes, giving technical presentations, and participating in developer communities inside and outside of Intuit.
  • BS in Computer Science.  MS Preferred.
  • Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms and distributed systems.
  • Strong database fundamentals including SQL, performance and schema design.
  • Strong programming skills in Java, C++, Python, Ruby or similar.
  • 10+ years of hands-on software engineering experience.  
  • 10+ years of experience integrating technical processes and business outcomes – specifically: data and process analysis, data quality metrics/monitoring, data architecture, developing policies/standards & supporting processes.
  • Strong project leadership experience, including 5 or more years leading multiple complex software development projects using agile methodologies.
  • Experience in people management or interest in people management is a plus.
  • Experience with Hadoop, Hive, HBase, Spark, Kafka, Storm, Druid, Cassandra, Columnar Databases and Graph Databases.
  • Experience with varios offerings from AWS, including S3, EMR, Redshift, Data Pipeline, Athena and Kinesis.
  • History of contributing to open source projects is a plus.
  • 5+ years DevOps experience including configuration, optimization, backup, high reliability, monitoring and systems version control.
  • Track record working with data from multiple sources – willingness to dig-in and understand the data and to leverage creative thinking and problem-solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including business writing and presentations. Ability to communicate objectives, plans, status and results clearly, focusing on critical few key points. Demonstrated ability to work in a matrix environment, ability to influence at all levels, and build strong relationships.
  • Knowledge of enacting service level agreements and the appropriate escalation and communication plans to maintain them. 
Imagine a career where your creative inspiration can fuel BIG innovation.  Year-over-year, Intuit has been recognized as a best employer and is consistently ranked on Fortune's "100 Best Companies To Work For” and Fortune World's "Most Admired Software Companies” lists. Immerse yourself in our award winning culture while creating breakthrough solutions that simplify the lives of consumers and small businesses and their customers worldwide.    Intuit is expanding its social, mobile, and global footprint with a full suite of products and services that are revolutionizing the industry.  Utilizing design for delight and lean startup methodologies, our entrepreneurial employees have brought more than 250 innovations to market – from QuickBooks®, Quicken®, and TurboTax®, to GoPayment,, big data, cloud (SaaS, PaaS) and mobile apps.  The breadth and depth of these customer-driven innovations mean limitless opportunities for you to turn your ingenious ideas into reality at Intuit.   Client what it's like to be part of a team that rewards taking risks and trying new things. It's time to love what you do! Check out all of our career opportunities at:  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability