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Software Dev Engineer, Web Services

Company: Yahoo
Location: Champaign
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in?
Web Service Data Engineer
A Little About Us
Yahoo is one of the premier destinations on the Internet. This means that we rely on massively scalable, widely distributed, highly performant, and efficient software systems. If you want to help solve complex software problems for systems like these, we are looking for you.
Yahoo's Media Data Systems team works on one of the biggest online data sets in the world. We are responsible for providing fast, clean, and relevant data for Yahoo's Media businesses. We are developing next generation technologies to enrich our advertiser and user experience through complex, scalable ad platforms, with ever growing and interesting challenges.
A Lot About You
We're looking for world-class, fun-loving engineers to join our team in Champaign, Illinois where you will have the opportunity to help develop high speed advertising data solutions from data collection to large scale data manipulation to long term data storage and low-latency retrieval, reporting, and analytical systems.
We are looking for software engineers at various experience levels to analyze requirements; investigate optimal software solutions; architect, design, implement and test those solutions; and support our globally deployed data collection and handling software.
Your Day
You will spend your days doing things like:

  • Working through documents and conversations with colleagues to understand product requirements for new features
  • Shaping those requirements into design documents and software implementation
  • Testing and debugging both your own software and some written by others
  • Analyzing and refactoring existing software to enhance its reliability, performance, supportability, and operability
  • Helping your team figure out priorities and processes and what's next You Must Have
    • A solid Computer Science foundation in data structures and algorithms, dependency injection, automated testing and other modern software engineering practices from your achievement of obtaining a degree in CS or a similar engineering pursuit.
    • 2+ years Java development experience
    • Knowledge of Jersey/JAX-RS
    • Excellent design, coding, debugging and testing skills
    • Understanding of Open Source development processes, especially working with maven and git tools.
    • The ability to use scripting languages such as Python, and Unix or Linux systems. (Groovy experience a plus)
    • Excellent design, coding, debugging and testing skills
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
    • Great team-working capabilities in an agile development environment
    • Willingness to engage productively with others in the industry through the mechanisms of open source software
    • The passion to build great products, work with great people and change the world If this describes you, then we have a career for you at our place.
      Come see what we're doing at Yahoo on the Silicon Prairie, in Champaign, Illinois!
      Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( ) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.
      At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( ) page to learn more.
      US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
      Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Yahoo, Champaign , Software Dev Engineer, Web Services, IT / Software / Systems , Champaign, Illinois

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