Software Engineer - Hadoop, Accumulo
Company Name Sqrrl
Location Cambridge, MA
Date Posted October 23, 2013
Category Developer
Job Type Full-Time


Sqrrl is a venture-backed, Cambridge-based Big Data startup that develops Sqrrl Enterprise, a secure, massively scalable Big Data application platform. Built on a foundation of Apache Accumulo and Hadoop, Sqrrl Enterprise scales to petabytes of data. Critical data is secured via Sqrrl Enterprise’s fine-grained, cell-level security controls and encryption.

We’re looking for the next members to join our growing team of excellent engineers. Engineers at Sqrrl grapple with Big Data problems on a day-to-day basis. As we travel up and down the stack, our days are filled with API and feature design, electronic merchant services, distributed systems problems, analytical algorithms, and building for performance at scale. Our team is high-performing, low ego, and dedicated to making our business successful. We have one dog, four cats, three bikes, a bunch of kids, and one mohawk.

We currently have openings at various levels of experience. Hadoop and/or distributed systems experience is a plus, but even more than that we’re looking for smart, hard-working engineers who have mastered their (ever-evolving) set of development tools, can work collaboratively, and have a strong sense of responsibility to their team, product, and users.

You have:

  • Solid engineering practices
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver well-tested, maintainable server-side code
  • Java experience, including deeper topics like multithreading
  • Four-year Computer Science degree or equivalent experience

Bonus Points:

  • Significant experience with Hadoop, Accumulo, HBase, Cassandra, or other distributed systems
  • History of open source contributions
  • Startup experience


  • Cambridge, MA
  • We offer excellent benefits: employee stock options; 100% company-paid medical/dental/vision; 401K and pre-tax savings plans; and an awesome culture/working environment.

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