About SmartNews

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Our algorithms evaluate tens of millions of articles, behaviors and social interactions to deliver only the most interesting and important stories on a global scale — a fascinating engineering challenge that has attracted a world-class data science and engineering team.

Join our international culture — smart work, smart people and a global mission to bring quality information to the world. Our perks include offering you a free healthy lunch, delicious coffee provided by our in-house barista, and financial support towards language-learning.

We don’t require Japanese ability, and welcome people looking to relocate to Japan.

Our response to COVID-19

Our user base is increasing quickly due to people’s interest in news (COVID and non-COVID related), and so we’re still hiring. If you’re abroad looking to relocate to Japan, we’re still interested. If you’re based in China or US, we can initially hire you with our local branches there, and then transfer you here in the future. If you’re based in another location, we’ll initially hire you as a remote contractor.

For our existing employees, in response to the situation, we’re having everyone work remotely for the time being.

About the position

The data platform software engineer in SmartNews plays a key role in accelerating the products/business developments. Great efforts are paid on building a highly efficient and flexible data service for analytical and operational purposes.

To serve the internal users from analytics and product-dev teams, the goal and mission of data engineers is to create high-level, easy-to-use data services for simplifying the accessing, integration and consolidation of various data sets, and also building the platforms for executing tasks processing massive data in terms of TB per day.

Technology drives the growth of SmartNews, and thus we eagerly adopting cutting-edge technologies from the industry and academia especially, the open-source community.

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