Software Engineer - Data Backend

Full time python elasticsearch java mysql cassandra
Software Development
United Kingdom
Hiring from: United Kingdom

About this job

Compensation: Equity
Location options: Remote, Visa sponsor, Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: Information Technology, Social Networking, Web Technology
Company size: 1k–5k people
Company type: Public


python, elasticsearch, java, mysql, cassandra

Job description

Ever wish some information about a business was immediately at your fingertips? Maybe something about their health & safety, opening hours, services, or just a unique insight about that business? Interested in exploring that data, finding inventive ways to collect, curate, and make it easily accessible for others to use? How about doing that at scale? Does taking millions of these data points and helping hundreds of millions of consumers connect with millions of businesses sound exciting? Come and join us!

The Semantic Business Information (SBI) team at Yelp is looking for a data backend engineer to help build and support this platform. We implement the platforms that collect, curate, and serve critical and up-to-date information about all businesses on Yelp. We then provide any internal team this structured business information, so that they, in turn, can create richer user experiences. We are the backbone for the most important content that Yelp provides consumers and we would love to welcome a great engineer in our team!

Where You Come In:

  • Build, extend, and support our backend platforms to collect all trusted business data.

  • Team up with other engineering groups, such as Search, Local Services, and Ads to build instant-access API’s and streaming solutions that make it easy for them to consume business data.

  • Work closely with our database teams to ensure we use the right storage stack for our level of scale.

  • Build tools and services that regularly monitor and ensure this data is of high quality. 

  • Make build-or-buy decisions that help reach our business goals.

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • Based or willing to relocate within the United Kingdom

  • Fluency in an object-oriented language (like Python or Java), SQL (or NoSQL), Unix, developing within a Continuous Integration/Deployment pipeline.

  • Experience building and supporting large-scale distributed systems that back a consumer app or website.

  • In-depth experience with building effective APIs (like REST or GraphQL)

  • Comfortable with performance analysis tools. (e.g. tracers, profilers, debuggers, visualization tools)

  • Several years of full-time working experience.

  • Comfortable working and coordinating requirements across teams.

What You’ll Get:

  • Full responsibility for projects from day one, an awesome team, and a dynamic work environment

  • Competitive salary with equity in the company, a pension scheme, and an optional employee stock purchase program

  • 25 days paid holiday initially, rising to 29 with service

  • Private health insurance, including dental and vision

  • Flexible working hours and meeting-free Wednesdays

  • Regular 3-day Hackathons and weekly learning groups, always with interesting topics

  • £50 per month toward any exercise of your choice

  • Quarterly offsites

Yelp values diversity. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage or Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex.

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