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Director of Engineering

Technology | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

The Company

Want to be part of a fantastic and fun startup that’s revolutionizing the online travel advertising space? Want to join a data science team that's growing fast and making a big impact on the business? Come join us at Sojern!

On the Deloitte Fast 500 for five years running, Sojern applies technology to the travel advertising space, delivering $10B in bookings for the thousands of hotel, airline, and cruise companies that make up our customer base.

 

The Role

The Platform Engineering team at Sojern owns our traveler profile store, our data warehouse, and Sojern’s broader technology stack.

  • Sojern’s traveler profile system processes 100M pixels each day, and updates our targeting within 100 ms.

  • Sojern’s data warehouse tracks 350M anonymized traveler profiles, enabling creation of more effective user targeting for ads

  • Sojern’s tech stack scales globally on GCP and supports engineering and data science teams that build systems that reach users across display, SEM and Facebook.

We are looking to grow this team with a Director of Engineering that has the presence, the energy and the positive attitude to drive the team and the platform forward, accelerating Sojern’s lead in the travel advertising space with better platforms, better systems and better algorithms.

 

The Expertise We’re Looking For:

  • Experience working as a technical lead, building production quality solutions with a focus on scale and reliability

  • Hands on experience building and running production systems on Google Cloud or AWS

  • Hands on experience with Kubernetes

  • Exposure to machine learning in a production setting

  • At least 7 years of growing and managing engineering teams

  • At least 10 years of leading high-performance, scalable software projects end-to-end, including managing complex projects in JIRA

  • At least 5 years of experience within the Ad Tech ecosystem, e.g. experience on FB, RTB, SEM, or display campaign optimization

  • A MS or PhD in CS or CS/EE

 

The Skills You Bring

  • You have hands on experience with Python, Go, and Git

  • You effectively communicate to teams across an organization, including leadership

  • You excel at leading/mentoring teams and providing technical direction

  • You have a record of shepherding large projects from ideation to completion

  • You can independently solve technical challenges, analyzing options and innovating in the context of trade-offs

  • You know how to balance business priority with engineering priority

 

The Value You Deliver

  • Leading and mentoring your direct reports

  • Actively participating in code/design reviews

  • Writing code when appropriate

  • Providing technical direction and feedback for our next generation platform

  • Proposing and driving innovation that is aligned with the business goals

  • Evangelizing new technologies and processes

 

Perks:

  • Opportunities: Be part of a growing team with training and support to help you grow

  • Ownership: Lead creative and challenging projects

  • Give Back: We give 40 hours a year to volunteer and organize office volunteer programs with local organizations

  • Culture: Strong core business values, focus on teamwork, vibrant, social and fun environment

  • Snacks: Variety of snacks in the office

  • Meals: Monthly catered lunches & happy hours

  • Wealth: Stock options

  • Time Off: Flexible vacation days

At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.