Senior Software Engineer (Big Data)

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Senior Software Engineer (Big Data)

  • Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Full_time

Citrix builds the secure digital workspace technology that frees 400,000 customers to do their very best work from anywhere. By joining our award-winning workplace, you’ll be included in the globally diverse, collaborative team that values work-life balance. Come see why Fortune named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Let’s innovate and grow together!

What we're looking for:

You are a seasoned software engineer who designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs complex software applications, demonstrating for others how to resolve issues in innovative and practical ways.

Position Overview

Citrix Analytics Platform team builds and maintains the data platform for Citrix Analytics Service, which aggregates data across users, devices, networks, applications, and files and generates actionable insights for Citrix customers.

In this role, you will work on a team of talented engineers responsible for designing, developing, optimizing and extending the Citrix Analytics big data platform.


  • Design, develop, and maintain the Citrix Analytics platform
  • Extend the Citrix Analytics platform by researching and applying new big data technologies and stacks to solve business problems
  • Maintain the Citrix analytics platform by diagnosing, predicting and correcting scaling problems
  • Work with large streams of data with tools like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, Flume, and Cassandra
  • Contribute to our team’s growing set of development platforms, tools, and processes
  • Build automation and tools that will increase the productivity of teams located in different locations
  • Provide input and feedback to teams regarding decisions surrounding topics such as infrastructure, data architectures, and DevOps/SRE strategy
  • Support and provide guidance to the company’s software engineering processes and standards
  • Pursue and encourage others to acquire information and training regarding trends and advancements within area of specialization, incorporating these improvements where applicable

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field is preferred, with a minimum of 8 years of directly related work experience
  • Strong CS fundamentals, data structures, algorithms with good understanding of big data
  • Familiar with SQL and MS SQLServer, fluent in database specific programming language (T-SQL)
  • Hands-on experience in relational databases and NO-SQL databases
  • Hands-on experience in designing and implementing data ingestion and transformation for big data platforms (Hadoop, Spark, kafka, storm etc.)
  • Ability to design data models, monitor and debug issue and tuning performance

Preferred qualifications

  • Understand database design principal is a plus
  • Experience of working on development and delivery of products based on Cloud Services (Azure, AWS) is a strong plus
  • Machine Learning experience is a strong plus
  • Highly parallelized data ingestion and transformation jobs in Spark including Spark Streaming is a strong plus
  • Capability of using multiple programming languages (python, Java, JavaScript, Node, Scala, etc.) is a plus
  • Security knowledge and experience is a plus
  • Experience with using automation tools (Ansible, Puppet, Chef) and DevOps tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Gitlab CI) is a plus
  • Strong communication (verbal and written, Chinese and English) and interpersonal skill

Drive to stay abreast of new technologies

Functional Area:

Software Development

What you’re looking for:

Everyone is welcome at Citrix. We prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and a culture of belonging, and celebrate bringing our courageous, authentic selves to work. We believe this way of working helps us innovate, and it’s just one of the reasons why our employees continuously recognize Citrix as a great place to work.

Citrix helps make work more sustainable to benefit the planet, our business, and our communities. For more than 30 years, we have empowered individuals and organizations to work remotely or work from anywhere, reducing commuting emissions and energy consumption in the process. 

We are the #1 leader in Virtual Client Computing (VCC) and #2 in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space, and we have key partnerships with top cloud providers. We’ll give you the tools, learning opportunities, mentorship, and flexibility to achieve your goals. Come see why you belong at Citrix, with our culture supporting purposeful innovation and growth from within. 

The Benefits

We offer a competitive total rewards package* that includes:

  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement benefits
  • Time off and absence programs
  • Professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Paid volunteer time and charitable matching of employee donations
  • Employee resource groups
  • And more!

**Please note that benefits may vary based on location.

Citrix Systems, Inc. is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, genetic carrier status, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.

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