Principal Software Engineer

Nov 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Full Time
Role Summary:
Develop software for one of the world’s leading Anti-Spam Systems supporting AOL Mail.  Develop and apply cutting-edge techniques in the fight against spam.  Explore new state-of-the-art technologies.


  • Motivated, career-minded Software Engineer.

  • B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent knowledge and experience with classical Computer Science algorithms, data structures, and techniques.

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the software engineering field.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in leading the software design for large-scale systems.  Understanding of how to achieve scalability.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in machine learning applications with tools such as Mahout and similar technologies.

  • Strong analytical skills for predicting computing performance and algorithm effectiveness.

  • Strong mathematical background.

  • Ability to understand technical conference research papers and translate them into working application software.

  • Big thinker.

  • Fluent in Java, ‘C’, or other high-level programming languages.

  • Experience with Big Data, NoSQL technologies such as Hadoop or MongoDB.

Desirable but not Required:

  • Programming in MapReduce.

  • Experience in anti-spam applications.

About AOL:
Do you want to make the Internet better? We do too. And we’re always looking for people with great ideas. We need free spirits and straight shooters. Creatives and critics. Nerds with nerve. People who love the Internet, but can see its cracks… and future, too. At AOL we’re focused on radically redefining the world of online communications. We are transforming how people around the globe connect with information, entertainment and one another by bringing together award winning journalists and innovative technologies to create rich and engaging consumer experiences. We look for people who are exceptionally imaginative, collaborative, and truly excited about our mission - to inform, entertain and connect the world.

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