Software engineering

Senior Scala Engineer

  • Location
    Remote
  • Type
    Full-time candidate
  • Salary
  • Budget
About the role

About You

You love to build. When you're not at your job, you're probably tinkering on some contraption in the basement or figuring out how to take apart <insert-something-you-bought-recently>. You get a thrill from figuring out a clever way to solve a problem. You are a good developer with strong programming fundamentals and you really take pride in knowing the ins and outs of the programming languages and libraries you are working on. You are a product-focused Engineer that cares about details and—this is obvious—you take pride in your work.

If this sounds like you, and you've been working on building backend solutions with Scala, you should apply. We strongly encourage and are proponents of diversity.

Why should I be excited to work here?

First, it’s fun. Not in the “everyone pretend to have fun, we’re a startup, where are the Nerf guns?” way, either. It’s fun to work at Mokriya because beyond the perks and good times, we’re a happy team of people who love to design and build great products. It’s not just that we have a great organizational structure in which everyone is really empowered to act; it’s also that we hire for fit and bring in folks only if we’re confident in their integrity, capability, and drive.

No one will watch over your shoulder, and you won't have to spend time watching over anyone else's either. We’re a talented team of doers. There’s little bureaucracy, and we hate blocking. Our product managers spend their time making sure you can get things done in the way that best suits your preferences and the project needs.

Autonomy, creativity, thoughtfulness, trust: if you care about those things, you'll be happy here. And more importantly, we'd be honored to hire you.


We are building a new system from the ground-up that:

  • is a highly scalable, elastic, cloud-based SaaS offering that performs detailed risk analyses
  • is based on open source technologies (such as Apache Spark, Apache Parquet) and Cloud-based technologies (such as Amazon S3, Amazon EKS, Amazon Aurora and Snowflake) and leverages the latest advances in database tools, vector processing, hardware-based acceleration techniques, and geographic visualization tools
  • utilizes a unique Big Data approach scaling to massive sizes over time, large scale distributed data processing technology, and best-in-class virtualization technology

Required experience and skills:

  • Expertise in Java and Scala
  • Expertise in cluster computing technologies such as Apache Spark or Hadoop MapReduce
  • Experience in columnar data storage format such as Apache Parquet
  • Familiarity with relational and big data such as Postgres, HDFS, Aurora, Dynamo and similar technologies
  • Familiarity with Git and build automation tools such as Maven
  • Strong skills in analytic computing and algorithms
  • Strong mathematical background, including statistics and numerical analysis
  • Knowledge of advanced programming concepts such as memory management, files & handles, multi-threading, and operating systems
  • Experience in unit testing techniques
  • Passion for finding and solving problems
  • Excellent communication skills, proven ability to convey complex ideas to others in a concise and clear manner
  • Software Development Life Cycle experience including planning, designing, development, testing and debugging. Proven track record of on-time delivery
  • Master of Science in Computer Science or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with 5 or more years’ experience.
  • 5+ years of programming experience

Desirable experience and skills:

  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python or R
  • Experience in performance measurement, bottleneck analysis, and resource usage monitoring
  • Significant experience in multi-threading and memory management
  • Familiarity with probabilistic and stochastic computational techniques
  • Experience with data access and computing in highly distributed cloud systems
  • Experience in agile development

Please indicate in your cover letter that you are applying from Make it in Ukraine.

About the company

Mokriya takes software seriously. We’re pragmatic crafters who believe in smart and focused development, building clients’ products just as we do our own: investing heavily in design, iterating rapidly to validate and falsify ideas, and pursuing perfection in every interaction. We learned a lot of interesting things along the way about the right way to ship software, and we're now bringing our incredible software product experience to larger companies like Verizon, Google, Intel, Twitter, Sony, L'Oréal— and we do this all with a fully distributed team.

We believe that well-made software can change the world, no matter how small or simple a product might be. We also believe that poorly-made software —badly-designed, badly-developed, or badly-supported— is a preventable tragedy.

Mokriya’s mission is to make great software: for ourselves, for our clients and most importantly for our users.

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