• Published: November 15, 2021
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3 years


Taboola, the world’s largest content recommendation platform, is hiring an expert software developer for a Production Engineer position in the Infrastructure Engineering R&D group.

In this job you will:

- Develop one of the largest real time high scale operation in the world to support over 1.4B users, >500,000 requests / second, 100TB of new data every day
- Have end to end ownership: Design, develop, deploy, measure and maintain our services
- Solve production issues in the framework code
- Collaborate with the brightest software engineers team members
- Influence directly on the way billions of people discover the internet

Here are some of the things software devs in our group did in the last several months:
- Rewrote part of our recommendation servers to reduce serving time p999 by >40%
- Rolled out custom Cassandra compaction strategy
- Created and improved Taboola’s Kafka consumer designed for very high scale
- Developed a brand new Taboola metrics pipeline, ingesting over 100B metric messages per day
- Anomaly detection engine for application metrics
- Rolled out a new custom home-built Taboola authentication service

Many more things…

Our Tech Stack:
- Java, Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Cassandra, Vertica, MySQL, HDFS, BigQuery, Docker, Linux, Kubernetes, Prometheus, Metrictank, Grafana, Airflow, Redis

You will work with:
- The people who wrote the first lines of code in Taboola (and many many more lines after that)
- The proud owner of a beer brewery
- People who are deeply familiar with the code of Kafka, Cassandra, AirFlow, Prometheus and Spark (including committing back)
- Famous internal Taboola hackathon winners
- The designers and implementers of a offheap, zero GC, Custom Kafka Producer which cumulatively sends ~100B messages / day


- Experience developing large scale distributed systems
- Deep understanding of strong Computer Science fundamentals: object-oriented design, data structures systems, applications programming and multi threading programming
- 3+ years programming experience in Java or equivalent Object-Oriented language
- Production systems understanding
- Experience with SQL and No-SQL
- Highly Proficient in Linux environment
- Proven ability to work effectively across multiple teams
- BS.c in computer science or equivalent experience

Nice to have:
- Experience in Big Data tools
- Knowledge in algorithms, data-mining and machine learning

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