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Job Id : 4384

Jobtitle : Software Developer

Location : Champaign, IL

Company Name : Verizon Media

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $55,000 - $95,000  YEAR

Job type : Fulltime

Posted on: 2019-08-21

Required Skills : Java, Hadoop, Software Developer

Benefits : No benefits are available

Position Responsibilities

  • A person in this position will be responsible for adding features to, and the maintenance of, Spark, Jupyter, and other big data technologies.
  • Since these are open source projects, a person in this position will also be responsible for submitting features and fixes to these open source projects. 

Position Impact 

Spark is continuing to grow as a big data compute platform both directly and as the supporting infrastructure for machine learning on Verizon’s massive on-prem compute clusters. This position will enable us to maintain the stability of this platform while adding new features that enable the cutting edge use cases that the machine learning platform is driving towards.


Position Opportunity 

  • Spark is one of our key big data technologies and its adoption is on a significant rise within Verizon. 
  • This increase allows experts in this area to influence more and more projects within the company. Further, expertise in Spark is easily transferable to other big data technologies such as Hadoop, Tez, MapReduce, Storm, Flink, etc.

Position Requirements –

The successful candidate will have coursework and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Distributed Systems,
  • Operating Systems,
  • Java,
  • Hadoop,
  • Spark

About Big Data Platforms

The Big Data Platforms team powers the most demanding Big Data applications in the industry on some of the largest Hadoop clusters ever built. Yahoo pioneered this level of scale with Hadoop, and Verizon Media continues to be a leader in this space. Our team is made up of several PMCs (Program Management Committee members) and Committers in key Apache open source projects like Hadoop, Storm, and Tez, just to name a few. Our leadership position keeps Verizon Media at the forefront of these projects, both directionally and technically. Our team structure encourages trust, learning from one another, having fun, and attracting people who are passionate about what they do. If you want to work with Hadoop, Storm, or Spark and get a deep understanding of cloud computing, we're the team for you.


It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of 1 billion. Nearly half of Verizon Media employees are building the code and platforms that help us achieve that. 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 4 trillion data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in? As Verizon’s media unit, our brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. With technologies like XR, AI, machine-learning, and 5G, we’re transforming media for tomorrow, too. We're creators and coders, dreamers and doers creating what's next in content, advertising and technology.

Verizon Media 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. Verizon Media 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 email [email protected] or call 408-336-1409. Emails/calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

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