Backend Engineer

Ljubljana, Slovenia · Engineering

Description

At Zemanta we're building the most advanced native advertising platform in the world. Marketing agencies love our dashboard - they use it to run native advertising campaigns that reach millions of people every month. Offering them the tools they need to be successful is our main priority, so we are expanding our engineering team to take our platform to the next level.

In July 2017 Zemanta joined Outbrain (the world's largest content recommendation company) on their mission to help anybody discover great content.

We're looking for a versatile backend engineer to help us grow our real-time bidding (RTB) system and supporting services. Our real time bidding infrastructure handles tens of thousands of bid requests every second, and it needs to decide which ad to show for every one of them in real time. This generates terabytes of data every day that needs to be processed quickly and efficiently. Come help us scale to a million requests per second!


What it's like to be an engineer at Zemanta?


We solve hard problems:
like processing 200k bid requests per second efficiently, keeping thousands of advertising campaigns in sync across multiple 3rd party systems, managing a database with billions of entries and 100k qps, and extracting statistics from terabytes of daily raw data to display them in a nice UI table with thousands of editable rows.

We use the right tools for the job: Our stack consists of proven tools: Python with Django, Javascript/Typescript with Angular, Go, AWS, GCP, Kafka, Aerospike, PostgreSQL, Hadoop, Docker, InfluxDB, Grafana, Chef. We use Github for managing code, Trello for keeping track of projects and Slack to tie it all together.

We build things that matter to our users: Engineers work closely with our Customer Success team to understand how our customers use our product. This helps us make better decisions when building new features.

We care about quality: We don't just want things done, we want them done right. We cannot imagine life without continuous integration, one-click automated deployments, code reviews, technical specs, architecture design reviews and unit tests. We find beauty in simple and elegant solutions and flexible architectures.

We push people out of their comfort zone: If you want to grow, you'll get all the responsibility you can handle. Our engineers take full ownership over projects, which includes everything from defining a solution with product managers, planning, architectural design, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance. If this sounds overwhelming, don't worry - you'll get plenty of support from more experienced members of the team.

We are a small team with global impact: Since joining Outbrain we've become a part of a global engineering team, which opens up lots of new opportunities for us. We collaborate with engineers and product managers based in Tel Aviv on a daily basis. That said, we're still Zemanta - a closely-knit team with distinctive identity.

We constantly try to improve: We share knowledge through internal weekly tech talks, postmortems, code reviews, blog posts and meetup talks.

Requirements

Benefits

We care deeply and invest heavily into our team, setting everybody up for growth and success. In addition to being a part of a great team, working in a fast-paced startup environment, learning from other smart people and skyrocketing your skills, we offer:

Not from Ljubljana? No problem - if you're the right person for the job, we will help you with your relocation.


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