Software Engineer - Revenue Infrastructure

Yelp, San Francisco, CA

Connecting people with great local businesses

Yelp’s Revenue Infrastructure engineers build the platform and services for subscription products, such as local advertising, that generate the core revenue for the company. We are looking for experienced engineers who will have the rare opportunity to not only design and develop our next generation services platform, but also drive the roadmap with product managers, business operations and analytics teams.

As a backend engineer at Yelp working on revenue infrastructure, you will be developing highly reliable and scalable software architectures that use REST APIs, state machines, SQL and NoSQL data stores and streaming systems. We take on some of the most challenging problems in distributed systems, database transactions and API design. We also develop the data pipeline integrations and data warehousing that help us see into the future and stay nimble as a business. Come join us today if you have been eagerly waiting to apply your architectural skills to influence the product and are excited by complex technical challenges!

What You Will Do:

  • Design and develop highly reliable REST APIs and services.
  • Build mission-critical data pipelines and our real time data warehouse.
  • Learn the fine art of balancing scale, latency and availability depending on the problem.
  • Write code, document, participate in code reviews, and mentor other engineers.
  • Collaborate with product management and other engineers to understand and take on new use cases and challenges.

We Are Looking For:

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience building large scale distributed systems.
  • A passion for architecting distributed, service-oriented systems for scale.
  • Solid understanding of and interest in elegant API designs.
  • Knowledge of data pipelines, data warehousing and streaming solutions using technologies such as Kafka, Flink and Redshift.
  • Deep understanding of tradeoffs between service reliability and long-term technical design.
  • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis.
  • Fluency in Python, C, C++, Java, or a similar language.
  • Battle-proven SQL knowledge.
  • Comfortable working in a Unix environment.
  • A craving for new knowledge and challenges!
  • If you don't have at least one year of experience in a similar role, please take a look at our College Engineering roles instead!


  • Familiarity with AWS based technologies such as SWF, Step Functions (SFN), SQS, S3 and Redshift.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with business operations and analytics organizations.
  • Experience in software design that involves complex integrations with other systems including third party integrations.
  • Active contributor to open source software.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


About Yelp

Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed approximately 127 million cumulative reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online.

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