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Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Engineering

Job Description

Disqus is looking for smart people to work with us on data delivery and real-time analytics to build content recommendations and advertising into our comment system. Every month we see nearly a billion unique users across millions of sites. That’s a lot of traffic to analyze. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to work with our small but growing team to analyze and build out our data applications and infrastructure. If you live and breath data, if you yearn for a statistically significant answer, or if you’re just simply uncomfortable making a decision until the numbers add up, this job is for you.

Key responsibilities

  • Figure out ways to build trending content into the Disqus network
  • Algorithmically test and optimize advertisement delivery
  • Analyze large-scale network trends and extract product recommendations

What we're looking for

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a comparable study; Master's Degree is a big plus
  • Experience with Python or Java (or JVM languages like Clojure and Scala)
  • Experience with Cassandra, Hive/MapReduce, Storm or similar technologies
  • Experience in optimizing large-scale content recommendations and click-based advertising applications
  • Experience in analyzing large systems

About Disqus

Disqus is all about evolving how people think about online communities and discussions. We are a small but quickly growing company based in San Francisco, with a presence in New York City. At Disqus, we are passionate about building products that encourage active participation on the web. We started Disqus in 2007 because we wanted to improve conversations online. Today, the Disqus commenting platform is used by hundreds of millions of people across some of the web's largest sites and properties. We're looking for all-around great additions to our team. If you'd like to join us, check out our careers page or learn more about us and our team.

Work Perks

We're a small team that gets a lot done and has fun along the way. All employees of Disqus receive the same great benefits.

  • Competitive salaries and employee stock options
  • Daily catered lunches and fully stocked snacks, drinks, and beer
  • Flexible hours so you can be at your most productive
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plan options
  • 401(k) plan, pre-tax commuter benefits, and flex spending accounts
  • Apple computers (or whatever you need for your job)
  • Great office location in SOMA, next to public transportation and parking (blocks from BART, Muni, Caltrain)
  • Awesome, casual office environment with plenty of toys (foosball, video games, and more)


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