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Senior Software Engineer

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Unified is a leading provider of digital advertising services and solutions powered by data and technology. Our proprietary technology is designed to change the business of digital advertising by helping brands achieve unprecedented marketing results. Unified provides expert Managed and Professional Services super-charged by innovative operations and insights platforms, as well as cutting-edge Data Management and Audience Insights solutions. With a range of offerings, we are able to create custom solutions for our clients, tailored to their needs and goals. Headquartered in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Unified has managed over $5B in advertising data for the world’s largest brands and agencies and run more than $1B in advertising campaigns.

For the last four years, Unified has been recognized by AdAge and Crain’s as one of the “Best Places To Work”.  For more information, visit or follow @Unified on Twitter. Unified is an equal opportunity employer.

The Role:

  • You’ll be expected to be a friendly, open-minded, and results-driven individual 

  • You’ll be the first Senior Engineer on the R&D team working directly with the Director of R&D

  • Much of your time will be spent researching new technologies and architectures to support our rapidly growing business

  • While you will be trained, you will be expected to personally acquire new skills rapidly in order to evaluate new technologies

  • You’ll be expected to lead software engineers on cross-team projects, and write design architecture documents such as a project charter and high-level diagrams

  • You’ll be expected to be able to personally own projects to completion, and be available to help maintain and support projects, including training engineers on new implementations

  • You’ll be expected to speak up, let your opinions be heard, and be tolerant of others opinions even if you disagree

  • You’ll be expected to lead and mentor new Junior Engineers as they get onboarded

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with independent technology teams using the agile methodology

  • Build interactive and intuitive UIs that solve complex problems and are a delight to use

  • Build data pipelines using batch and streaming frameworks

  • Contribute to robust APIs that pull from both graph and relational databases

  • Collaborate closely with a product team to plan, execute, and ship business critical projects

  • Write clean, maintainable, and testable code

  • Participate regularly in code reviews with your peers

  • Test your creativity at Unified hack-a-thons

  • Ship work you're proud of

Need to have:

  • 5+ years experience of software development

  • Proficient in at least one, preferably statically typed, programming language

  • Strong understanding of Javascript and at least one frontend framework i.e. React, Vue, AngularJS

  • Experience building Javascript based web applications with HTML5, CSS, Node.js

  • Experience contributing to and integrating with REST APIs

  • Hands-on experience in writing complex, highly-optimized SQL queries in at least one of the common database platforms such as MySQL and/or Postgres

  • Experience running shell commands, e.g. OS X or Linux terminal

  • Experience writing unit and integration tests

  • Good architectural level understanding, the ability to see the big picture, and the ability to evaluate different approaches and tools and use instincts to make timely judgements

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • A cooperative, understanding, open, and friendly demeanor

  • A mindset of continuous improvement

Bonus experience:

  • Experience working with GraphQL for querying APIs and serving relevant data

  • Python

  • TypeScript

  • MVVM framework Vue.js

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Microservice architecture design principles

  • Graph databases, e.g. Neo4j

  • Columnar data stores, e.g. Amazon Redshift, BigQuery

  • CI/CD systems, e.g. Jenkins

  • Experience with Atlassian software development and collaboration tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.)

  • Agile methodologies

  • Social networks APIs, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

  • Data pipeline and streaming tech, e.g. Hive, Spark, Kafka, Kafka Streams

  • Experience with Git and Github, including Github Pull Request workflows