Senior Software Engineer, API Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

About the team:

Our API Platform team is responsible for several core functions of Sift’s Digital Trust & Safety platform: bulk scoring and routing, up-to-the-minute reporting on business metrics, as well as key customer integration points, all of which work together to drive a seamless, accurate and fast solution for identifying and stopping fraud at scale. We combine customizable tools and powerful infrastructure to analyze and route all manner of transactions in our ongoing effort to build trust on the Internet. If you enjoy planning for scale, drawing on many engineering disciplines to solve difficult problems, and building tremendous customer value in the process, this team is for you.

What we’re looking for:

As a senior software engineer, you will work closely with product managers and other engineering teams to deliver projects on time and mentor engineers on the team. You are an experienced engineer who has built scalable distributed systems and are equally adept at understanding concurrency problems as you are at just getting things done.

What you’ll do:

  • Build highly scalable, distributed services that can handle hundreds of millions of events per day.

  • Partner with product management to help scope and shape project requirements.

  • Implement engineering solutions to address complex customer needs at scale.

  • Collaborate with other engineers within the API Platform team as well as across other engineering teams.

  • Help evolve and improve our engineering practices.

  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, diagrams, code comments and maintain good code hygiene.

Technologies we use: Java, GCP (Pub/Sub, Dataflow, BigTable, BigQuery), Kafka, DropWizard, gRPC

What would make you a strong fit:

  • 4+ years of experience building distributed backend systems using Java

  • 3+ years experience designing/delivering highly-available services

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, math, engineering, hard science(s), or comparable industry experience

  • Experience designing and maintaining scalable public APIs

  • Extensive experience using large-scale NoSQL databases like HBase, Cassandra, or Bigtable

  • Strong knowledge of data structures, distributed algorithms, and asynchronous architectures

  • Strong familiarity with setting up, managing, and deploying to the cloud (e.g. AWS/GCP)

  • Experience building data-intensive applications in data warehouse technologies like Snowflake or something similar.

  • Strong communication & collaboration skills, and a belief that team output is more important than individual output.

A little about us:

Sift is the leading innovator in Digital Trust & Safety. Hundreds of disruptive, forward-thinking companies like Zillow, and Twitter trust Sift to deliver outstanding customer experience while preventing fraud and abuse.

The Sift engine powers Digital Trust & Safety by helping companies stop fraud before it happens. But it’s not just another anti-fraud platform: Sift enables businesses to tailor experiences to each customer according to the risk they pose. That means fraudsters experience friction, but honest users do not. By drawing on insights from our global network of customers, Sift allows businesses to scale, win, and thrive in the digital era.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive total compensation package

  • 401k plan

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Wellness reimbursement

  • Education reimbursement

  • Flexible time off

Let’s Build It Together

At Sift, we are intentionally building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We believe that diversity drives innovation, equity is a fundamental right, and inclusion is a basic human need. We envision a place where all Sifties feel secure sharing their authentic selves and diverse experiences with their teams, their customers, and their community – ultimately using this empowerment and authenticity to build trust and create a safer Internet.

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