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Lead Software Engineer, Data Systems

2131 - Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Amobee:

Amobee is a technology company that transforms the way brands and agencies make marketing decisions. The Amobee Marketing Platform enables marketers to plan and activate cross-channel, programmatic media campaigns using real-time market research, proprietary audience data, advanced analytics, and more than 150 integrated partners, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter. Amobee is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singtel, one of the largest communications technology companies in the world which reaches over 640 million mobile subscribers. The company operates across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit or follow @amobee

Position Summary:

Did you know Amobee is growing?  What about the future of Digital Marketing?  It is massive. With more devices, more channels and more cross-platform integrations, the most ambitious marketers now ask Amobee for more help. It is a great time to be in the Digital Marketing.  It is a great time to join Amobee. We have an outstanding opportunity for a Lead Software Engineer.

If you are passionate about distributed computing, large-scale data pipelines, and real-time processing pipelines over petabytes of data, so is Amobee.  If you seek innovation in solving the most challenging problems, you will work on a team of collaborators at Amobee. If your brilliance is in building Data Systems, Amobee is your arena to lead a world-class team of engineers to innovate leading-edge solutions. If this is you, then you are Amobee!

The Lead Software Engineer position in Amobee's Platform Data team is a hands-on role that contributes to Amobee’s success through leadership in large-scale systems and advanced database architecture. You will leverage the Hadoop ecosystem to create the next generation of our analytics product. Qualified individuals will have a solid background in the fundamentals of computer science, distributed computing, and large-scale data processing.

Because we are a small team, your ability to communicate technical ideas effectively, in oral and written forms, and solve complex problems in a team environment will also be considered.


  • Large-scale data ingestion and integration – design, implement scalable ETL processes to collect and store large amount of data from multiple data centers and diverse external partners.
  • Data warehouse query engine – design, implement our proprietary cutting edge Hadoop-based data warehouse systems.
  • Real-time query engine – design, implement our state-of-the-art in-memory query engine to bring quick insights to customers
  • Predictive analytics – design, implement our analytics platform for our customers to discover potential new consumers
  • Technical leadership – own and evolve platform components and mentor other engineers
  • Collaboration on requirements – Work with the Engineering, Product Management, and Sales teams to come up with features that would help us and our clients be more productive and improve the bottom line.
  • Keep it running – Help troubleshoot application operational issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • A degree in Computer Science (preferred) or Electrical Engineering (BS) is a must. MS/ Ph.D. preferred
  • Must be hard working, team oriented, bright, creative, cooperative, and an exceptional problem solver
  • Technical leadership experience is highly desired
  • Experience with Java or Scala, experience with C++ or C# is acceptable
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of relational or non-relational databases is a must
  • Experience with Hadoop (MapReduce, Spark), or similar, large-scale data processing systems is a must
  • 4-6+ years of relevant experience (appropriate Ph.D. program project work acceptable)
  • Solid understanding and working knowledge of modern operating systems and/or application scalability techniques is a plus.
  • Experience with Linux based operating systems is a plus.


Location:  Redwood City, CA.

In addition to our great environment, we offer a competitive base salary, bonus program, stock options, employee development programs and other comprehensive benefits. Please send a cover letter along with your resume when applying for the position of interest located at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls and no recruiting agencies, please.