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Qubole Overview

Santa Clara, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Qubole is redefining big data with the industry's first autonomous data platform. Qubole Data Service (QDS) is cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and cloud-optimizing, delivering unprecedented flexibility, scalability and cost-efficiency to its users. By putting ... Read more

Mission: At our core, we are a team of engineers who live, eat, and sleep big data. We believe that ubiquitous access to information is the key to unlocking a company's success. And to achieve this, a data platform must be agile, flexible, scalable and proactive to ... Read more

Qubole – Why Work For Us?

Why Join Qubole?

At Qubole we are building the next generation cloud based data management and processing platform. Our customers include some of the top advertising and media companies in the world – like Pinterest, Quora,, TubeMogul etc. We were founded by Facebook alumni who authored the Apache Hive project and ran Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team for many years. In addition – the team has drawn super-stars from companies like GreenPlum, Vertica, Karmasphere, Oracle, TerraCotta, Netapp, Yahoo as well as other startup ventures. Qubole is backed by leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley – Lightspeed Ventures and Charles River Ventures. We have development offices in Santa Clara, California and Bangalore, India.

Ashish Thusoo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Joydeep Sen Sarma, Co-Founder and Head of Qubole India

Dean Neese, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Kennedy, Chief Operations Officer

Colin Savage, Senior Vice President, Business Development

Ken Tamura, Vice President, Finance

Scott Howard, SVP Technical Services

Jeff Johnson, Vice President, Customer Success

Drew Daniels, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Security, Compliance & Privacy

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Qubole Reviews

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72 Ratings
  • Helpful (4)

    "No wonder it is in the list of top 10 best places to work in bay area"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Qubole full-time (Less than a year)


    * Transparent leadership
    * Trust in the employees
    * Great list of customers - Land and Expand - Not seen something like this in my experience.
    * Product with great potential to be the next big SAAS company.


    * Need some key recruitments in Product and engineering team, I know they are working on it and I am sure they will do a good job going through the interview process myself.
    * Sales team made recruitments and are starting to deliver again after a recent turnover in the team. Need to deliver more to achieve the high bar set by the management.

    Advice to Management

    None as of now.

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Qubole Photos

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Qubole Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Developer Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Qubole (Mountain View, CA) in June 2016.


    In all there were 3 levels of interview ->
    a) Technical Phone Screen
    b) On Site/In Person
    c) Phone Screen with India Team

    a) Technical Phone Screen interview covered my background, some basic coding questions in Java, some technical concepts in Java and ended with any question which I might have for the interviewer.
    The interviewer was very keen to listen to my background and interacted thoroughly till the end of the interview process.

    b) On Site/In Person interview consisted of total six rounds of interviews which lasted about 1 hour each
    I got an opportunity to meet people from different teams, engineers, customer success manager, solution architects etc.
    Some of the interviews were very technical while some other covered topics from my resume, internship experience and general informal questions.
    This also covered one lunch interview with a Solutions Architect.
    Everyone was very helpful, co-operative, talented and willing to know why I am interested in joining this company.

    c) Phone Interview with the India team was much informal and we discussed about the company, the role, the structure etc. with en experienced Solutions Architect

    Interview Questions

    • There was a Java Debugging session (average difficulty level) where you need to debug the compile time and run time errors with the aim of running the application   1 Answer
    • Debugging a java code to predict the output of the application   Answer Question
    • Many SQL based questions and database concepts like joins, queries etc.   Answer Question
    • Many behavioral questions like why do you want to join this company, where do you see yourself after 5/10 years, how can you contribute towards this company etc.   Answer Question
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Qubole Awards & Accolades

  • Top Company Cultures, Entrepreneur, 2017
  • Best Cloud Business Intelligence or Analytics Solution, The Cloud Awards, 2017
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 5000, 2017
  • SIGMOD Software Systems Award, ACM SIGMOD, 2018
  • Disrupter 50, CNBC, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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