Graph Infrastructure Engineer

Posted: 2021-08-18

Hiring for software engineering roles to support graph data science infrastructure, for use in industrial AI at scale.

Preferred Terms: Independent contractor, up to US$200/hour depending on experience, for an initial six month period. Remote work. Must be available for some working sessions (in English) over video calls during CEST and US Pacific timezones. Could be a part-time role, e.g., for current grad students. Terms are negotiable.

This project is supporting a large EU firm (manufacturing) within an ongoing project, so there's a high likelihood of continuation after the initial contract period.

Requirements: Required competencies include: open source integration, software development in Python and C++ on Linux, team coordination through GitHub, plus some familiarity with cloud computing and distributed systems. We do not expect candidates to have experience in all of the technology areas listed below and will train on-the-job as needed. That said, some priority will be given to candidates with experience covering more of the listed skills.

Technology Areas: Overall, people on this team will be responsible for assisting an existing project which combines use of the following technologies:

  • Python development, plus PyPi, Conda, pytest, MkDocs
  • C++ development, plus Make, Boost, etc.
  • Cython
  • unit testing and performance analysis for C++ and Python on Linux
  • high performance containers in C++
  • GitHub, including CI with Actions
  • Data Science
    • Pandas, Dask, sklearn, Jupyter, etc.
    • extras: Graphistry, NetworkX, PSL
  • Data Engineering
    • Kubernetes, Terraform
    • extras: AsyncAPI, Kafka
  • Azure cloud
  • Arrow/Parquet
  • Ray
    • extras: distributed design patterns, composable futures, performance trade-offs
  • RAPIDS
    • extras: GraphBLAS, CUDA
  • distributed systems architecture
    • extras: cloud computing cost optimization
  • deep learning and graph embedding
    • extras: DGL, PyTorch, JAX

Big plus if you have prior experience working with distributed graph algorithms at scale.

This is a great position if you'd like to get mentoring from experts in these technologies, plus hands-on experience in industrial AI applications overall.

Qualified for the role? To decide, first check these articles:

Then check these open source projects:

If you're interested in the concepts described in the former and would be comfortable submitting pull requests on the latter then you are likely qualified to start.

Next Steps: Send email to info@derwen.ai with your profile links on GitHub, StackOverflow, LinkedIn. Please include a history of your PRs and issues/comments for various open source projects on GitHub, plus Q&A on StackOverflow, along with any related articles, tutorials, or conference/meetup talk videos. We'll schedule a video call, followed by a take-home coding challenge.

PRINCIPALS ONLY; CORRESPONDENCE FROM RECRUITERS OR OUTSOURCING FIRMS WILL BE IGNORED