Data Platform Lead


Our Client prides themselves in sticking with the technologies we believe in and adhering to high standards for engineering. As they grow the footprint of their public and private clouds, they are looking for like-minded individuals to help them take their products to the next level. All changes made in our cloud environment have an impact on our business and customers.

The Team and Our Values

We are a team of software engineers of various technical backgrounds and at various stages in our careers. We value diverse viewpoints and have a culture built on respect, creativity, and collaboration. We value self-motivation and self-learning; we are proactive in our actions and always eager to know more. We are always enthusiastic to share knowledge and expertise.

Referral Program: Not Interested but know someone!? We offer a $1000 Referral Bonus for anyone you refer that gets the project.

Position Details:

Location: Mountain View, CA (100% Remote)

Type: Full Time

Our Unique Position – Data Platform Technical Leader

We are looking for a Data Platform Leader who loves to build cloud services — a systems leader who is comfortable in every stage of the design, implementation, testing, and deployment process. In particular, we are hiring an engineer who can develop and commercialize cloud-based data analytics services for programmers and data scientists to use, similar to AWS EMR, AWS Kinesis, etc. The candidate should have a proven record of leading a small team of engineers to develop awesome products, as well. At our company, we all play many roles and value the willingness to learn new skills and take on diverse responsibilities. As cloud services are constantly evolving, the candidate should be comfortable learning new techniques, languages, tools, etc.

Desired Experience and Skills

  • In depth understanding of data platform from the big picture perspective
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field. A graduate degree is a plus.
  • At least ten years of experience developing cloud services and managing small teams.
  • Extensive experience in product development
  • Foundational knowledge in the following particularly relevant areas (must):
  • Operating Systems concepts (e.g. CPU scheduling, memory management, I/O, resource contention, file systems)
  • Analysis of algorithms (e.g. time and space complexity, data structures, randomized algorithms, hashing)
  • Experience with at least one statically typed, server-oriented programming language (e.g. Go, Rust, C++).
  • Databases (e.g. SQL, NoSQL, query optimizations, performance)
  • Expertise in some (but not all) of the following areas (optional):
  • Computer networking (e.g. TCP/IP, ethernet, DNS)
  • Distributed systems (e.g. CAP theorem, peer-to-peer and client-server models, RPC, replication, consensus, scalability)
  • Familiarity with development tools (must) (e.g. git, gdb, DTrace)
  • Experience in a remote work environment with multiple time zones is a plus.
  • Participation in the open-source community is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills.

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

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