Flipkart is hiring a Data Architect who has experience in the complete product development cycle; building new systems from requirements to re-arch of existing systems.
The Search team at Flipkart is responsible for driving enhanced customer experience so that that they can find the products they are looking for with ease. The team works on a number of problem statements in information retrieval, distributed systems, data engineering, machine learning, algorithms and search experience.
This role gives you an opportunity to solve interesting problems in the area of e-commerce search. And at Flipkart scale: index size 300M, 150K+ peak RPS, 10ms latency.
As an Architect, you will be directly responsible for building the technology solutions needed by the Search team. We seek very high levels of ownership â?? of systems in your team and their impact on the entire Flipkart eco-system. Going beyond your role and contributing to making the organization and business better is an expectation.
Your role will include activities such as:
Driving architecture and design level discussions and decisions - creating documents, systems, and modules that can be considered as examples of best in class which the team can use and follow
Own the scalability, performance, and performance metrics of complex distributed systems. Drive adoption of best practices around these within the team and even the larger Flipkart context.
Own the technology roadmap and vision of the team.
Own the end-to-end technology stack - from backend systems to frontend aspects
An active participant in technology forums inside and outside of Flipkart
Excellent Academic Background (MS/B.Tech in CS/EE/Maths from a top tier university)
10+ years of proven industry experience building large scale distributed systems
Exposure to a wide variety of problem spaces, technologies, and multi-tier architectures.
Very strong system design and OO skills with the ability to craft clean interfaces and operate at the right levels of abstraction
Experience in complete product development cycle; building new systems from requirements to re-arch of existing systems
Be a strong technical mentor to junior members in the team
Some experience with aspects of big data processing using Hadoop/HBase/Pig or MapReduce/Sawzall/Bigtable
Knowledge of building models using existing ML libraries for popular techniques will be a huge plus
Flipkart is Indias largest e-commerce marketplace with a registered customer base of over 100 million. In the 10 years since it started, Flipkart has come to offer over 80 million products across 80+ categories including Smartphones, Books, Media, Consumer Electronics, Furniture, Fashion and Lifestyle. Launched in October 2007, Flipkart is known for its path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, No Cost EMI and a 10-day replacement policy. Flipkart was the pioneer in offering services like In-a-Day Guarantee and Same-Day-Guarantee at scale. With over 1,00,000 registered sellers, Flipkart has redefined the way brands and MSMEs do business online.
Launched in October 2007, Flipkart has over the years become the preferred online marketplace for leading Indian and International brands. Our acquisition of Jabong and Myntra has been a natural step in our journey to be Indias largest fashion platform. We are the only online player offering services such as In-a-Day Guarantee across 50 cities and Same-Day-Guarantee across 13 cities. Our annual subscription service - Flipkart First, is the first of its kind in the country.