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Senior Big Data Engineer

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Date: Mar 22, 2018

Location: Emeryville, CA, US

Company: Realogy Services Group LLC



Requisition 45086

About ZapLabs LLC
ZapLabs ( is the innovation and technology hub for global real estate leader Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), and the driving force behind inventive technology for brokers and agents affiliated with Realogy’s world renowned real estate brands. ZapLabs delivers its highly effective consumer, sales associate and broker solutions in support of Realogy’s leading franchise brands and is positioned to expand the scope of its technology development efforts to encompass Realogy’s other business segments, including residential brokerage, relocation and settlement services. ZapLabs is headquartered in Emeryville, California.


Job Title: Senior Big Data Engineer

At ZapLabs, we work to build and improve a platform that helps real estate professionals work effectively, and helps delight home buyers and sellers with an excellent experience. We do that by combining great technology with great people – and we’re looking for a Senior Big Data Engineer to join our team.


What we’re looking for:

You’re a talented, creative, and motivated engineer who loves developing powerful, stable, and intuitive apps – and you’re excited to work with a team of individuals with that same passion. You’ve accumulated years of experience, and you’re excited about taking your mastery of Big Data and Java to a new level. You enjoy challenging projects involving big data sets and are cool under pressure. You’re no stranger to fast-paced environments and agile development methodologies – in fact, you embrace them. With your strong analytical skills, your unwavering commitment to quality, your excellent technical skills, and your collaborative work ethic, you’ll do great things here at ZapLabs.


What you’ll do:

As a Senior Big Data Engineer, you’ll be responsible for designing and building high performance, scalable data solutions that meet the needs of millions of agents, brokers, home buyers, and sellers. You’ll design, develop, and test robust, scalable data platform components. You’ll work with a variety of teams and individuals, including product engineers to understand their data pipeline needs and come up with innovative solutions. By collaborating with our talented team of engineers, product managers, and designers, you’ll be a driving force in defining new data products and features.


Skills, accomplishments, and interests you should have:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical discipline – or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 6+ years core Java experience: building business logic layers and back-end systems for high-volume pipelines
  • Experience with Spark Streaming and Scala
  • Current experience in Spark, Hadoop, MapReduce and HDFS, Cassandra/HBase
  • Understanding of data flows, data architecture, ETL and processing of structured and unstructured data
  • Current experience using Java development, SQL Database systems, and Apache products
  • Experience with high-speed messaging frameworks and streaming (Kafka, Akka, reactive)
  • Current experience developing and deploying applications to a public cloud (AWS, GCE)
  • Experience with DevOps tools (GitHub, Travis CI, JIRA) and methodologies (Lean, Agile, Scrum, Test Driven Development)
  • Experience with data science and machine/deep learning a plus
  • Ability to work quickly with an eye towards writing clean code that is efficient and reusable
  • Ability to build prototypes for new features that will delight our users and are consistent with business goals
  • Ability to iterate quickly in an agile development process
  • Ability to learn new technologies and evaluate multiple technologies to solve a problem
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit


Nice to haves:

  • Experience mentoring or acting in a lead capacity


We’re always looking for folks to join our culture of passionate hobbyists! We have a tendency to nerd out on everything from LOTR and Star Wars to competitive baking to our company soccer team, the Lab Rats.



EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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