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Senior Backend Engineer, Data

MadHive

MadHive

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023
Madhive is the leading tech company engineered for modern TV advertising. Advertisers seamlessly customize and automate the OTT buying process into an operating system with our self-service platform. Powered by our industry-leading bidder and device graph that processes 260 billion available ad opportunities per day, we deliver precise, brand-safe, audience connections efficiently at scale.

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer specializing in data pipelining and modeling, you will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and maintaining our data infrastructure. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to build robust, scalable, and efficient data pipelines, ensuring high data quality and reliability. Your expertise in ETL processes, Airflow, Streaming, Warehousing, and database technologies will drive our data initiatives forward

What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement data pipelines for ingesting, processing, and transforming large volumes of data.
  • Develop and maintain data models to support analytical and reporting needs.
  • Optimize data pipelines for performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Implement real-time data streaming solutions using streaming technologies.
  • Create and manage ETL processes to extract, transform, and load data from various sources into data stores.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot data pipeline and ETL issues.
  • Evaluate, select, and implement columnar and store databases that best-fit project requirements.
  • Understand the tradeoffs between different database technologies and make informed decisions.
  • Perform database optimization and tuning for efficient data retrieval and storage.
  • Collaborate closely with data scientists, analysts, and other engineering teams to understand data requirements and deliver solutions.
  • Document data pipelines, models, and ETL processes for knowledge sharing and troubleshooting.
  • Promote and enforce best practices in data engineering and data governance.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in software engineering with a focus on data engineering.
  • Strong proficiency in data pipelining and modeling, including experience with tools like Apache Airflow.
  • In-depth knowledge of data streaming technologies, especially Apache Kafka.
  • Expertise in designing and implementing ETL processes.
  • Proficiency in SQL and NoSQL databases, understanding the tradeoffs between different types.
  • Experience with columnar and store databases.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, GCP, or Azure is a plus.

Examples of systems our teams build:

  • We deal with massive amounts of data here at Madhive. To use it, we need the ability to move it around, aggregate, maintain, and turn it into usable information that powers our platform.
  • External & internal APIs that enable frictionless integration within our platform, ranging from custom reporting for ad-hoc analysis to platform APIs for programmatic activation of programmatic ad campaigns, and much more!
  • Our stack lives in the warm embrace of GCP. Our engineers are language agnostic, but core technologies for our backend include Golang, gRPC, BigQuery, Postgres, Airflow, Bigtable, Docker, Spanner, Firebase, Kubernetes, and Terraform.


The approximate compensation range is $200,000 to $250,000 The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.

Madhive is a dynamic, diverse, innovative, and friendly place to work. We embrace our differences and believe they fuel our creativity. We come from varied backgrounds and think that’s important. But whether it’s taking ideas from previous lives and applying them in different ways or creating something completely new, we are all trail-blazing team players who think big and want to make an impact.

Here are just some of the many benefits of becoming a Madhive employee:

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance: Your health is number 1, so we offer 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance starting on day 1 for yourself and any dependents.

Family Forming Benefits: Madhive offers inclusive fertility and family-forming benefits that cover all paths to parenthood — whether it is adoption, surrogacy, fertility treatments, pregnancy, or anything related through a partnership with Carrot Fertility. The benefit includes free access to Carrot membership services and employer-sponsored funds of up to $10,000 to help pay for your care.

401(K) Matching: Madhive's generous 401(K) plan offers a contribution equal to 100% of eligible employee contributions up to 5% annually. There is no vesting period, and all full-time employees can participate immediately upon their hire date.

Unlimited Vacation: We offer Unlimited PTO plus additional paid company holidays.

Parental Leave: We believe that family comes first, so we provide parental leave to all new parents.

Food All Day: Fully stocked refrigerator and lunch are provided every day that you're in the office!