Strong Middle/Senior Python Engineer (AdTech Platform Development)

Remote (Ukraine only) Python

Required skills

Python / expert
AWS / good
SQL / good

Are you a professional with hands-on Python experience working with multiple technologies, languages, and frameworks? Are you constantly looking for ways to work smarter, delivering new efficiencies anywhere an improvement can be made? Do you enjoy delivering software quickly adhering to best practices and taking pride in your well-factored code? If yes, you are very likely the one to enjoy this role!

Customer

Our customer is a US-based technology company that builds the next generation of advertising products and premium video experiences.

The company pioneered the engagement-based ad model and now delivers effective advertising for on-demand, interactive media. Having a solid belief that ads should be enabling rather than interruptive, it has built the definitive engagement advertising system around the core product. The latter one delivers on the promise of “zero waste” advertising. Thus, our customer provides the best advertising experience for consumers, the best monetization for premium publishers, and the best return for brand advertisers.

Project

The project is about developing a bar-raising platform that serve and support advertising campaigns to maximize viewer, advertiser, and publisher benefit.

The team uses data engineering, data science, big data and full-stack engineering using technologies such as Python/Ruby, Scala/Elixir, SQL, Angular/React, AWS (mostly DynamoDB and Kinesis), Databricks/EMR, Spark and Spark Streaming, Redshift/Athena and high traffic: 10GB of streaming data is consumed per day, public APIs. There are hundreds of TBs of data in our data lake.

As a Platform Engineer, you will be an important part of the team that works on a proprietary Ad Server. This is no small responsibility: as an AdTech company, the Ad Server is the cornerstone technology.

If you’re excited by and have experience working in high traffic environments, building public-facing APIs, and take pride in your well-factored code, this might be the role for you.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in the software development field
  • Solid professional software development experience
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with Python
  • Experience writing and communicating with backend services using RESTful APIs, gRPC, or messaging-based systems
  • Strong knowledge of SQL
  • Experience using Git for version control
  • Upper-Intermediate level of English and above

 

Would be a plus

  • Experience of at least one of these languages: Elixir, Scala, Ruby
  • Experience building high traffic, public APIs
  • Understanding of front-end programming: JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, HTML5
  • Experience in the advertising industry, with knowledge of major actors in the ad tech ecosystem (DSPs, SSPs, DMPs, RTB)
  • Experience with AWS (especially DynamoDB and Kinesis)
  • Passion for following SOLID Design Principles

Personal Profile

Detail-oriented, self-organized, committed to quality and capable of tracking multiple issues simultaneously

Responsibilities

  • Develop and launch new capabilities to adapt to evolving business needs
  • Be an active and engaged owner of the product and customer experience, collaborating effectively with Product Management, Data Science, and other disciplines
  • Maintain high standards of code quality, including tests and documentation, and encourage the same by providing constructive code reviews to collaborators
  • Work closely with other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility of new features
  • Manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, exciting environment
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across our various endpoints
  • Provide architectural input when designing new features, both within the ad server, as well as to the overall backend platform, with an eye toward fault tolerance and low latency
  • Triage and debug operational issues and outages

WHY US

  • Health & Legal support
  • Discount program
  • Sport activities
  • Outstanding offices
  • Comfortable place in a cozy room
  • Continuous education
  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work
  • Diversity of Domains & Businesses
  • Variety of technology

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