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Software Engineer, Data Platform Team

New York, New York 10016 Work Remotely
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This position can be in-office in New York City or work-from-home. Remote U.S. candidates encouraged to apply.

You will be developing an extensible platform to manage our ever-increasing variety of data to run our business.    

  • Design systems that reliably and efficiently provide interactive query performance on large amounts of multi-modal data
  • Build systems that handle scale
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a variety of data sources using SQL and AWS ‘big data’ technologies
  • Create tools to improve performance, reliability, timeliness and accuracy of all sourced data and simplify the addition of new sources and features.

Cafemedia empowers over 2,500 premium publishers, with a collective reach of over 150MM monthly unique visitors (#12 largest Comscore property in April 2020), to make a living doing what they love – producing great content – while we manage the advertising for them. From food to home to news and technology and more, we represent the influential voices who make the internet a better place. As the largest exclusive publisher network, with direct access to code-on-page and underlying datasets, we have a unique capability to build innovative products that span across publishers, advertisers and consumers.



Beyond experience in a software engineering role, we focus on the qualities we feel are important to success on our team.  These include:

  • Ownership—you take end-to-end responsibility for your work, from understanding the “why” behind requirements to owning the result of your work in production
  • Adaptable—you jump in, learn, and help where needed; you thrive in an agile team and pivot when necessary
  • Curious—you actively seek industry and technical knowledge and share what you’ve learned with the team; you like to learn something out of your comfort zone 
  • Detail oriented—you obsess over data integrity, and pursue a deep understanding of data semantics
  • Continuous improvement mindset—you leave things in a better state than how you found them; you strive for incremental improvement 
  • Team-oriented—you’re proud to be part of a team, and put the needs of the team ahead of your own
  • Proactive—you take initiative with tasks, both big and small 
  • Cool under fire—you’re able to respond to urgent business-critical issues without losing your composure
  • Emotionally intelligent—you effectively relate to others and work well with a variety of personalities; you’re willing to share and are comfortable and willing to be vulnerable
  • Open-minded—you’re not fixated on your own ideas or approaches, and accept ideas from others; you seek context rather than taking something on without external input
  • Humor—you don’t take yourself too seriously and are a joy to be around

Skills and Experience

  • While we don’t fixate on number of years of experience, we expect it will take at least 5 years doing professional software development on data platforms or similar systems to excel in this role
  • Experience with large-scale data and query optimization techniques
  • Experience with ETL to data warehouse systems
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, S3, RDS, Athena
  • Experience with Kubernetes 
  • Expert in SQL and RDBMS
  • Programming experience in JavaScript, Scala, Python, Shell Scripting, and automation
  • Knowledge of cloud, distributed systems, and stream-processing systems


A competitive base salary will be offered. In addition, we offer health/dental/vision benefits, 401k, life insurance, paid vacation/sick/personal time, and many perks.

CafeMedia is an equal opportunity employer

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Posted: 2020-06-10 Expires: 2020-07-11

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