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About thatDot

thatDot Platform is a streaming graph data platform that makes it easy to find complex patterns and anomalies in massive data streams and trigger action immediately. Built on native streaming graph technology as the result of 7+ years of DARPA-funded R&D, this hot new technology makes it easy for infinite datasets to be efficiently analyzed and matched in real-time. thatDot Platform powers use cases such as cybersecurity, fraud detection, infrastructure optimization, and a long list of others. So we want you to learn to be an expert and help lead the charge!

Career Opportunities

Distributed Systems Engineer

Role and Responsibilities

thatDot is a growing company that specializes in solving high-throughput data streaming problems (entity resolution, streaming joins, ingest pipelines, incremental computation, pattern matching, etc.) using graphs.

Some of the typical challenges we deal with include:

  1. Designing and maintaining protocols in distributed systems
  2. Implementing new features in our querying engines and actor-based graph interpreter
  3. Creating high-throughput backpressured streaming pipelines
  4. Insuring horizontal and vertical scalability

Quine, our core technology, is a streaming graph interpreter that makes it easy to find complex patterns and anomalies in massive data streams and trigger action immediately. Built on native streaming graph technology as the result of 7+ years of DARPA-funded R&D, this hot new technology makes it easy for infinite datasets to be efficiently analyzed in real-time. Quine powers many key use cases in cybersecurity, fraud detection, data pipeline engineering, infrastructure optimization, and a long list of others.

As a Distributed Systems Engineer at thatDot, we are seeking someone with interest and experience in distributed systems and data-intensive applications. You will have expertise with functional programming and object-oriented design and development. As a fast-growing team it is important that you can successfully collaborate with developers, architects, UX teams, and product managers, ideally in an early stage company environment.

Day to day, at thatDot will be:
  • Learn. Become an expert in this cutting-edge technology. The “work” in “knowledge work” is all about gaining the necessary knowledge.
  • Share. When you’ve spent time building a mental model to solve a problem, teach it to your colleagues so we can all get smarter and build better things together.
  • Code. Great code follows from clear thinking. Write code you’re proud of and help grow the community of other contributors.
  • Collaborate. As a fast growing team our engineers must communicate and work together to achieve goals.
  • Write. Document your work in ways our community of backend software engineers will want to engage with.
  • Represent. As a distributed systems engineer you are our user. Advocate for the needs of our users and contribute to the community discussion on product direction and uses.

Job Requirements

  • Strong interest and background in distributed systems
  • Experience in Scala, Java, or other strongly typed JVM languages
  • Experience in streaming systems and back pressuring (ideally Akka streams)
  • Familiarity with functional programming and ability to use it pragmatically
  • Solid understanding of concurrency in the JVM
  • Familiarity with Akka or the Actor-model
  • Nice to have: experience using Cassandra (esp. in large clusters)
  • Nice to have: experience using Kafka

Location

We support fully-remote and in-person collaboration as it works best for individuals and the team.

Head Of Product

Role and Responsibilities

thatDot is seeking a Head of Product to drive product and market segment definition through proactive customer discovery. As Head of Product you will:

Day to day, at thatDot will be:
  • Work very closely with the CEO, COO, Engineering, and Sales
  • Find product/market fit
  • Identify key measures of customer value
  • Develop and maintain the roadmap
  • Build relationships with partners
  • Collaborate on the go-to-market approach
  • Evangelize the problem and solution in the market
  • Synthesize user feedback into product requirements and designs

Job Requirements

We’re looking for a curious, creative, driven, collaborative, customer-centered product thinker with a background in data-oriented systems. Other indicators that you may be a fit for this role are:

  • A computer science, programming, or similar background, in particular around graphs, databases, and/or distributed systems
  • Direct experience with managing several early stage products (not necessarily at the same time)
  • Experience in at least one of these domains: security, DevOps, databases, or stream processing
  • Experience with developer-led product adoption and/or open source products
  • Strong technical experience with data engineering and/or data science
  • Excellent user and market research skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to prioritize and make tradeoffs informed by both analysis and intuition
  • Active listening that weighs input from all stakeholders
  • Experience leading a team of Product Managers and Designers, or are ready to grow into it as the company scales

Location

Support for fully-remote and in-person collaboration as it works best for individuals and the team.

What We Believe About

Work:

  • About more than just a paycheck.
  • Should be intellectually engaging.
  • Should provide the opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Short-termism in tech is bad. It’s worth building lasting relationships.
  • Punching a clock or counting hours is bad. Results > Hours.
  • It’s a big part of our lives, but it’s not all there is.

Creativity In Work:

  • Work should be fun!
  • Knowledge work: Coding is the easy part. Figuring out the ideas is hard work.
  • Our mental model is really what we’re building when coding. Communicating is an expression of your mental model. First think clearly, then help someone else share your thoughts.

People:

  • A person ≠ their opinions. We value people even when we disagree with their opinions.
  • Non-traditional backgrounds are highly prized. E.g. Philosophy majors wanted!
  • We complement each other. Everyone is good at something and bad at something.
  • We are upfront about what we don’t know, but we are also not afraid to learn anything that we don’t know.
  • Humility and intellectual security are table stakes.

Hiring:

  • Plan to teach us something about the cool work you’ve done in the past.
  • Let us teach you something about the cool work we’re doing now.