Software Architect

Austin, Texas, USA Engineering Full-time
Cision Ltd is a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision’s Communications Cloud platform allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact of PR and Communications Teams’ campaigns. Cision has over 4,500 employees with offices in 23 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information about our products and services, visit and follow us on Twitter @Cision.
Cision employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join that group! We invest in our people through training and professional development and we empower them to grow their careers - because the most important measure of our success is yours.

At Cision, we are solving some of the hardest problems in the industry and turning those solutions into direct customer value.  A few our current challenges include blending Big Data with Fast Data (similar to Lambda versus Kappa architectures), integrating probabilistic Machine Learning data with deterministic, and striking the right balance between monolithic and microservices arrangements.  If being the leading edge in solving challenging problems over petabytes of data and billions of data points excites you, let’s talk. 

You will help us by:

  • Working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment with a team of smart, passionate engineers, product managers, and designers 
  • Being part of a fast team of talented Architects and Software Engineers 
  • Solving the most challenging technical problems we have 
  • Designing, accelerating, optimizing, and bullet-proofing production systems and development processes 
  • Growing a vast array of technical knowledge on a wide variety of subjects and providing technical leadership within Product and Development 

You will be a great fit for the role if you have the following:

  • 10+ years development experience 
  • Proven ability to architect and implement large scale, high velocity systems 
  • Clear history of excellent technical leadership 
  • Deep, expert-level experience with Java, JVM languages, or related technologies 
  • Prior experience with stream processing (AWS Kinesis, Spark Streaming, Storm, Samza, etc.) 
  • A strong understanding of search domain : encompassing data, algorithms, and relevancy measurements 
  • Experience with AWS Cloud (including EC2, VPC, RDS, ELB, EBS, S3) 
  • Veteran’s point of view on balancing and optimizing large-scale production systems 
  • Demonstrable expertise with relational data stores (PostgreSQL and MySQL preferred) 
  • Confident command of distributed / NoSQL data stores (ElasticSearch and Cassandra preferred) 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related technical field, or comparable industry experience 

You will be a great fit if you also have:

  • Insatiable desire to constantly learn and grow 
  • Great balance of strategic vision and tactical pragmatism 
  • Solid experience with AWS cloud infrastructure 
  • Solid understanding of distributed systems (CAP vs PACELC, Paxos, Raft, etc.) 
  • Thoughtful, data-driven opinions on service-oriented solutions and building scalable web services 
  • Experience with search technologies like ElasticSearch or Solr (Elasticsearch preferred) 
  • Experience working in fast-paced agile team (Kanban preferred) 
Cision is committed to building an environment where all employees are set up to thrive and reach their full potential. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
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