Staff Software Engineer - Platform Services Engineering

Engineering | Portland, OR, United States

Marketo provides easy-to-use, powerful and complete marketing software that propels fast-growing small companies and global enterprises, turning marketing from a cost center into a revenue driver. Marketo is a leader in cloud software, recently rated in the top 50 of the Deloitte Technology fast 500!  We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and a high-energy environment with lots of room for personal and professional growth.

The heart and soul of Marketing Automation is the Marketing Campaign Engine. 

Every day, there are hundreds of millions of prospective customers moving through the Marketo Marketing Campaign Engine and this number is growing rapidly.  To better handle this increasing scalability demand, the Marketo Platform Engineering team is revamping the Marketing Engine by leveraging the latest and greatest Big Data technologies.

As an engineer on this team, you will be a key contributor on a specialized team to help take the Marketo platform components such as the Marketing Campaign Engine to the next level of scalability and performance.  We work with technologies like Spark / Streaming to process the incoming flow of tasks, technologies such as Akka to handle the processing workflow, and technologies such as Cassandra / HBase for data storage processing.  This new generation of Marketing Campaign engine is expected to handle millions of tasks per second, as well as terabytes of data per day.


If you are passionate about solving challenging technical problems in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and fun-loving environment, we think this is a good opportunity for you.

 Your Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and test (including automated, continuous integration) key product features/components of our platform.
  • Develop systems that are highly reliable, scalable, but surprisingly easy to maintain. Be independent in feature/component design and conduct effective peer code reviews where needed.
  • Be an active participant in the architecture and design discussions.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of industry software development experience.
  • Strong core Java, design patterns and OOD/OOP skills.
  • Industry experience in Big Data technologies, including:

o   Hadoop, HBase

o   Spark

o   Kafka

o   Yarn, Oozie, Zookeeper

  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Positive work attitude, self-motivator, quick learner, and a team player
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field preferred

It is great if you know:

  • Cassandra,Redis, or Mongo
  • Akkaframework
  • Scala
  • Asynchronous Reactive Programming
  • Solr/ Lucene


Marketo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.