@IndeedEng: Boxcar: A self-balancing distributed services protocol

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 by Indeed Engineering

We are pleased to announce the next talk in our @IndeedEng speaker series:

@IndeedEng: Boxcar: A self-balancing distributed services protocol Wednesday, October 30, 7:00pm (RSVP)

Indeed’s flagship job search product has evolved over the years to meet new challenges. It began as a single, monolithic web application. This grew larger and increasingly complex as we built new features.  To remedy this growing problem, we implemented a service-oriented architecture to improve system availability, scalability, and maintainability. We examined common practices for service-oriented architectures, and we discovered ways to improve on the state of the art. We developed these ideas into a new framework called Boxcar. In this talk, we will discuss the scaling problems we solved, the innovative ideas behind boxcar, and how we built the scalable architecture that we now use throughout our systems.

R.B. Boyer is a Software Engineer who has been with Indeed since late 2007. Over the years he has worked on a variety of projects, including distributed storage, authentication, and service architectures.