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Principal Software Engineer - Data Pipelines



Software Engineering
Bethesda, MD, USA
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024

At ZoomInfo, we encourage creativity, value innovation, demand teamwork, expect accountability and cherish results. We value your take charge, take initiative, get stuff done attitude and will help you unlock your growth potential. One great choice can change everything. Thrive with us at ZoomInfo.

What you'll do:

  • Architect and develop large-scale, distributed data processing pipelines using technologies like Apache Spark, Apache Beam, and Apache Airflow for orchestration.
  • Design and implement efficient data ingestion, transformation, and storage solutions for structured and unstructured data.
  • Partner closely with Engineering Leaders, Architects, and Product Managers to understand business requirements and provide technical solutions within a larger roadmap.
  • Build and optimize real-time and batch data processing systems, ensuring high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability.
  • Collaborate with data engineers, analysts, and scientists to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Implement best practices for data governance, data quality, and data security across the entire data lifecycle.
  • Mentor and guide junior engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and industry best practices in the big data and data engineering domains.
  • Participate in code reviews, design discussions, and technical decision-making processes.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of CI/CD pipelines, ensuring efficient and reliable deployments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful delivery of projects and initiatives.

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in backend software development, with a strong focus on data engineering and big data technologies.
  • Proven expertise in Apache Spark, Apache Beam, and Airflow, with a deep understanding of distributed computing and data processing frameworks.
  • Proficient in Java, Scala and SQL, with the ability to write clean, maintainable, and efficient code.
  • Proven experience building enterprise-grade software in a cloud-native environment (GCP or AWS) using cloud services such as GCS/S3, Dataflow/Glue, Data proc/EMR, Cloud Function/Lambda, Big Query/Athena, Big Table/Dynamo
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience in stream / data processing technologies like Kafka, Spark, Google BigQuery, Google Dataflow, HBase
  • Familiarity designing CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins, Github Actions, or similar tools
  • Experience with SQL, particularly performance optimization
  • Experience with Graph and Vector database or processing frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of data modeling, data warehousing, and data integration best practices.
  • Familiarity with streaming data processing, real-time analytics, and machine learning pipelines.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience in mentoring and leading technical teams.



Actual compensation offered will be based on factors such as the candidate’s work location, qualifications, skills, experience and/or training. Your recruiter can share more information about the specific salary range for your desired work location during the hiring process. We want our employees and their families to thrive.

In addition to comprehensive benefits we offer holistic mind, body and lifestyle programs designed for overall well-being. Learn more about ZoomInfo benefits here.

Below is the US base salary for this position. Additional compensation such as Bonus, Commission, Equity and other benefits may also apply.
$180,000$247,500 USD

About us:

ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI) is the trusted go-to-market platform for businesses to find, acquire, and grow their customers. It delivers accurate, real-time data, insights, and technology to more than 35,000 companies worldwide. Businesses use ZoomInfo to increase efficiency, consolidate technology stacks, and align their sales and marketing teams — all in one platform.

ZoomInfo may use a software-based assessment as part of the recruitment process. More information about this tool, including the results of the most recent bias audit, is available here.

ZoomInfo is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability status, religion, protected military or veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable law. At ZoomInfo, we also consider qualified candidates with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.