Saying Databricks Seattle R&D Web site


At the moment, we’re excited to announce the opening of our Seattle R&D website and our plan to rent a whole bunch of engineers in Seattle within the subsequent a number of years. Our workplace location is in downtown Bellevue.

At Databricks, we’re captivated with enabling knowledge groups to resolve the world’s hardest issues — from making the subsequent mode of transportation a actuality to accelerating the event of medical breakthroughs. We do that by constructing and working the world’s greatest knowledge and AI infrastructure platform so our clients can use deep knowledge insights to enhance their enterprise. Based by engineers — and customer-obsessed — we leap at each alternative to resolve technical challenges, from designing next-gen UI/UX for interfacing with knowledge to scaling our providers and infrastructure throughout hundreds of thousands of digital machines.

Constructing this platform requires world-class expertise. Recognizing the wonderful expertise pool within the Seattle space due to establishments like UW and different cutting-edge tech corporations, we’re excited to determine our presence there.

We’re launching a variety of vital efforts in Seattle, protecting a large spectrum of our product and infrastructure:

  • Frontend: An vital founding thesis of Databricks is can’t simplify knowledge with out nice UI/UX. That’s why we’re on the forefront of constructing higher instruments that dramatically simplify the complexity of knowledge science, from notebooks to visualizations. It is a massive constitution of our Seattle website.
  • Distributed Programs and Infrastructure: As a result of data-intensive workloads are compute-intensive, we run one of many largest software program fleets. Our infrastructure launches hundreds of thousands of digital machines every day processing exabytes of knowledge. Even simply monitoring all of those VMs is a big scalability problem! Resulting from our scale, uncommon occasions are the norm (TCP SACK, kernel freezes, and reminiscence defrag points). The Seattle website will embrace our core compute cloth staff (useful resource administration for hundreds of thousands of VMs), working system staff (high-performance safety isolation) and networking staff (safe, excessive throughput, low latency networking).
  • Databases: We’re constructing the subsequent era question engine (Photon) and streaming techniques that may outperform specialised knowledge warehouses in relational question efficiency, but retain the expressiveness of general-purpose techniques similar to Apache Spark to help numerous workloads starting from ETL to knowledge science.
  • Safety: Safety is paramount to our clients and core to how we construct and function techniques.   We’re constructing world-class safety infrastructure and frameworks, together with embedding safety as a core tenet in our improvement lifecycle.

Your future colleagues

Although this weblog submit is the primary time we’re saying our Seattle website plan, dozens of engineers and product managers have already joined us to kind the idea of the location. Following is a listing of a few of the colleagues you may be working with:

  • Zaheera Valani: Zaheera is the location lead for our Seattle engineering presence. Zaheera’s constructing out our Companion and Developer Platform engineering staff. She joined us from Tableau, the place she led the Information Administration group.
  • Kanit “Ham” Wongsuphasawat: Tech lead of our visualization staff, Ham created common open-source visualization tasks similar to Vega-Lite, Voyager, & TensorFlow Graph Visualizer. His current submit “Constructing the Subsequent Era Visualization Instruments at Databricks” was a giant hit!
  • Rong Ge: Rong leads experimentation and software program rollout infrastructure (what ought to a rollout infrastructure appear to be for a whole bunch of knowledge facilities and hundreds of thousands of machines?). Beforehand, she was a TLM/Uber TL for numerous components of Google Advertisements and GCP infrastructure.
  • Michael Piatek: Most just lately, Michael was chargeable for Colab at Google and is becoming a member of Databricks to speed up our work in notebooks & interactive computing.
  • Jonathan Keller: Jonathan joins us from Google, the place he led product administration for BigQuery and will likely be taking over knowledge governance.
  • Justin Talbot: Tech lead of our visualization staff. Justin was an Architect and Product Director at Tableau, having shipped a few of the hottest options similar to Degree of Element Expressions.
  • Anders Liu: Anders got here from Microsoft main the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) management airplane, one of many fastest-growing providers in Azure historical past. Anders leads our OS infra staff.
  • Fermin Serna: Fermin is our Chief Safety Officer and beforehand lead safety at Citrix and Google.

They’re joined by a number of of the long-time Bricksters who’re transferring from the Bay Space to Seattle to function cultural ambassadors:

  • Ihor Leshko: Ihor leads our compute cloth org and will likely be constructing out new compute cloth groups in Seattle. He’s ensuring that we reside by our cultural rules: be customer-obsessed, let the info resolve, personal it, and teamwork makes the dream work.
  • Patrick Yang: Patrick was instrumental in integrating the Redash acquisition into Databricks and spearheads a number of efforts in Databricks SQL. He’s already speaking to Zaheera about bubble tea supply to the workplace, a protracted custom in our San Francisco HQ!
  • Jake Rachleff: Jake is a tech lead within the networking staff. He’s looking out the Seattle space for the most effective bagel store on the town to hold on SF’s weekly bagel Wednesdays.
  • Sumit Mehrotra: Sumit has been working remotely from Seattle for a number of years. He leads our product groups for administration, observability and progress. He joined Databricks after stints in Fb, Microsoft and the startup world. Having been the primary product/engineering brickster in Seattle he can allow you to in on the guidelines and methods of touring from Seattle to San Francisco, not that you just’d have to!

Be part of us as a Seattle founding member!

We’ll be internet hosting a number of onsite occasions within the coming weeks, the place you’ll have the ability to join with our engineers and managers and study extra about our tradition and efforts in Seattle. You can even try our profession web page to study our open roles.

Come be a part of us and turn out to be a founding member of the Seattle website, to make knowledge and AI dramatically less complicated!