Senior Back End Engineer

icon-pay Compensation Unspecified
icon-timeNovember 11, 2020

true[X], acquired by Gimbal in 2020, is the leading engagement advertising platform. We deliver effective advertising for on-demand, interactive media to reach consumers? ?across devices (i.e. desktop, mobile, and CTV) ??through our premium video, productivity, and gaming publishers. Originally founded in 2007, true[X] is headquartered in Los Angeles and New York, with additional offices in Chicago and Seattle.

About the Job.

As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will be an important part of the team that works on our proprietary ad server. This is no small responsibility; as an AdTech company, the ad server is our cornerstone technology. If you’re excited by high-traffic environments, building public-facing APIs, and taking pride in your well-factored code, this might be the role for you.

What you’ll be doing:
• Providing architectural input when designing new features, both within the ad server and the overall backend platform, with an eye toward fault tolerance and low latency
• Developing and launching new capabilities to adapt to evolving business needs
• Maintaining high standards of code quality, including tests and documentation, and encouraging the same by providing constructive code reviews to collaborators
• Working closely with other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility of new features
• Troubleshooting and resolving issues, problems, and errors encountered across our various endpoints
• Triaging and debugging operational issues and outages
• Collaborating effectively with Product Management, Data Science, and other departments as an active and engaged owner of the product and customer experience

Who you are:
• A universal communicator — you are able to explain the most technical data to the least technical people without any confusion, getting your point across clearly and effectively
• A self-starter — you thrive working in small, collaborative teams with the opportunity to continue building your skillset
• A proactive problem solver — you are constantly looking for ways to work smarter, delivering new efficiencies anywhere an improvement can be made

What you have:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
• 5-7+ years of professional software development background
• Strong experience with at least one dynamic language (Ruby, Python) and at least one functional language (Scala, Elixir)
• Experience writing and communicating with backend services using RESTful APIs, gRPC, or messaging-based systems
• Strong knowledge of SQL
• Familiarity with Git for version control
• Proven experience building high-traffic, public APIs
• Experience with AWS (especially DynamoDB and Kinesis)
• Advertising industry background a huge plus, including knowledge of major actors in the AdTech ecosystem (DSPs, SSPs, DMPs, RTB)

Benefits & Perks.

It’s no secret that we work hard, but we also strive to create an office environment where the lines between work and play are blurred. This means we offer these great perks to help keep our team healthy, productive, and happy.
• 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents, as well as life insurance and disability coverage
• Unlimited paid time off – we trust your discretion
• Opportunities for profit sharing, bonuses, and ownership
• 401(k) plan plus company match
• Cell phone reimbursement and subsidized gym membership
• Annual professional development stipend


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