• Workstate
  • $93,250.00 -130,660.00/year*
  • Columbus, OH
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 401 W Nationwide Blvd

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Do you thrive on the exploration of new technologies? Have you found joy in diving deep into an unfamiliar environment and technology and squeezing productive work out of it? Have you done solid work with Java and/or Scala, Haskell, Clojure or another functional programming language and find yourself eager to keep doing that in a program that believes in experimentation, continuous improvement and personal growth?

Workstate seeks senior developers with 3+ years of experience in any of the above areas and 4+ overall years of technical experience.

You will be part of a team of five enthusiastic developers implementing a state of the art pipeline in big data technologies including Kafka, Spark, Flume and HBase. This team is part of a program with over fifty developers in a program with the best and brightest in the industry. It is truly a rare environment in the big data or any other domain. You will not be limited to SQL-based analytics here.

This position is with our Columbus, OH office. We are located across from the North Market and close to Short North and Downtown / Arena District lunch and entertainment options. We have a team lunch every Friday where we share what we've been working on throughout the week and discuss new technology, tools and techniques that excite us.

This position is only available to US residents based in the continental US who are eligible to work for any employer without H-1B visa sponsorship or transfer.


Technologies of interest include the following. The ideal candidate will have experience with some of these technologies but not necessarily all.

  • Java
  • Scala
  • Clojure
  • Haskell
  • HBase
  • Spark
  • Kafka

Experience working in an agile environment is also desired.

General Attributes

  • Outstanding software development skills
  • Testing / debugging
  • Good written and verbal communication, including with non-technical people
  • Ability and interest to learn new technologies on the fly, as they become needed
  • The ability and interest to learn is one of our most desired attributes in a candidate. If you can demonstrate an aptitude to dig in up to your elbows and build experience in new technologies as you deliver projects utilizing those technologies successfully, your application will move to the top of the pile.


Workstate is a technology consultancy with offices in Columbus OH, Pittsburgh PA, Los Angeles CA, Oakland CA and Seattle WA. We specialize in Website Design and Development, Application Development, Mobile Development, and Data Migrations.

Our clients range from growing medium-sized companies listed on Fast Company s Fast 50 to large corporations in the Fortune 500. Banks, telecoms, energy, education, non-profits, our clients and projects are diverse and interesting.

We are focused on long-term success over short term gain. This informs our strategy in selecting and servicing clients as well as team members. We are highly selective because we are committed for the long haul.

Our benefits package for salaried associates includes health, vision and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave immediately available on hire, and a retirement investment plan. We also have a kitchen stocked with snacks and drinks and plenty of coffee to go around.

Associated topics: algorithm, back end, c++, developer, devops, matlab, sde, software developer, software development engineer, sw

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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