Data Architect

Engineering / Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Flipboard gives people a single place to stay informed and get inspired to pursue their passions. With more than 100 million readers every month, Flipboard is used by people around the world to read leading publications, blogs and industry news as well as to collect stories, images, and videos into their own Flipboard Magazines to share ideas with others or simply express their perspectives.

At Flipboard, we log billions of user events per day. Reliable data collection at exceptional scale is central to everything we do. We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer who helps us to take our data infrastructure to the next level. You will be responsible to define and build the next generation of the data platform.


  • Identify improvements for our data architecture, design and implement solutions to get data around more efficiently
  • Build the next generation of the data platform using Spark ecosystem 
  • Have a strong emphasis on data quality: a model is only good when it’s built using good data
  • Have a strong focus on code quality, tests and documentation


  • BS in Computer Science or a related field (MS or PhD is a plus)
  • 7+ years in a data engineering role
  • Knowledge of the Spark/Hadoop ecosystem
  • Experience scaling a platform to handle a growing user base
  • Advanced knowledge of Java
  • Familiarity with Scala preferred

Benefits & Perks

  • Our benefits include vision, dental, life, and health insurance, plus 401K with company contributions
  • Flexible hours and generous ‘out of office time’ for holidays, vacations, sick leave, relaxation & wellness, personal and family needs
  • Free lunches provided Monday through Friday
  • Subsidized commuter programs
  • Flipboard Sports: basketball & soccer teams, certified rock climbers, biking, or anything you’d like to organize
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies — you name it, we celebrate it!

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach the right communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced entrepreneur Mike McCue, we are a highly diverse team of bright, capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision. We are positive, respectful and we value self improvement. We have a track record of betting on people, giving them bigger roles, and supporting them. We believe strongly in the importance of investing in our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from millions of sources around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency and scale of our platform.