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Staff Engineer - SaaS Platforms






Bangalore, IN


Qubole, the leading cloud-agnostic, big data-as-a-service provider, is passionate about making data-driven insights easily accessible to anyone. Qubole delivers the industry’s first autonomous data platform. The cloud-based data platform, Qubole Data Service (QDS), removes the burden of maintaining infrastructure of multiple big data processing engines, and enables customers to focus on their data. Qubole customers process nearly an exabyte of data every month. Qubole investors include Charles River, Institutional Venture Partners, Lightspeed, Norwest, Harmony and Singtel Innov8. 


The SaaS Platforms team is responsible for the platform infrastructure that enables our service to scale up to handle exponentially growing customer load. The platform is written primarily in RoR and includes multiple services written in Java, Python and Golang. We are looking for a passionate and hands-on technology leader to join a world-class engineering team. As a senior member of the SaaS infrastructure team, you will work closely with the DevOps team to build out a platform that can scale effectively and be operated without much manual intervention.

What you'll be doing

·         Technical Leadership: Drive high-level architectural decisions and designs based on business priorities and requirements.

·         Provide technical direction to build a multi-tenant SaaS platform that can be deployed and operated on multiple clouds with horizontal scaling to meet customer load

·         Build tools to support single tenant deployments that can be operated by customers without extensive operational knowledge of QDS

·         Enhance the SaaS platform to provide an extremely stable service while constantly enhancing the platform to support new features or additional scale

·         Design and implement an infrastructure platform that provides excellent monitoring and alerting capabilities

·         Coordinate closely with the DevOps team to ensure the platform is operated reliably and in a cost-effective manner

·         Help in responding to operational situations and coordinate engineering response as required

·         Help build a team and cultivate innovation by driving cross-collaboration and execution of projects across multiple teams.

·         Design and implement an infrastructure platform that provides excellent monitoring and alerting capabilities

·         Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise.

Required experiences and skills

·         Track record of delivering and managing complex web applications in modern frameworks like Ruby-on-Rails, Python/Django, Java, or PHP. RoR is preferred

·         Extensive experience building large-scale applications/platforms in a public cloud environment

·         Strong understanding of the operational aspects of a SaaS platform with experience in DevOps tools like chef/ansible/terraform/cloudformation/etc.

·         Strong problem solving skills – both in the technology and leadership/influence areasStrong verbal/written communication skills

·         Strong RDBMS/NoSQL fundamentals and experience with performant database driven applications is preferable

·         Expertise in large scale distributed systems design principles and patterns.

·         Good Knowledge of containers and container orchestration frameworks like kubernetes is preferred

·         Degree in Computer Science with minimum 8 years of relevant experience

Having these will set you apart as a candidate

·         Understanding of big big data processing concepts

·         Understanding of cloud based web infrastructure

·         Understanding of AWS 

·         Experience working with RoR


Qubole is hitting that growth inflection point where we need talented people to help us scale up. Our company culture is special, and we are looking for people to join us who want to continue building a great company while going after the big data activation market.

Check us out on Glassdoor and LinkedIn

Learn more about us herehere, and here



Culture at Qubole

Trust and Autonomy: We absolutely pride ourselves on the lack of bureaucracy at work, and believe in delegating power and responsibility, aggressively to our employees.

Transparency and Teamwork: Complete transparency in all our thoughts and actions is integral to our genetic character, and it helps us to stick together and function effectively as a team.

Who Thrives: If you are a self-starter and thrive on complexity and independence and truly understand and live the tenets of humility, hunger and honesty and you will love Qubole.



Qubole is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Qubole does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Qubole also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.


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