Director of Engineering

Technology/Engineering New York, New York

At adMarketplace, we create best of breed advertising technology using cutting-edge microservice architectures with millisecond response time and crunch through terabytes of data every day. The ideal candidate is motivated designing for massive scale, developing for low latency and pushing the boundaries of using real-time data in automated decisions. Our team uses cutting edge software, including Akka, Java 8, Scala, Kafka, Spark and more.


  • Hands-on design, development, maintenance, and some technical project management of the following mission critical adMarketplace systems:
    • 24/7 low latency large-scale distributed Ad Serving and Click Tracking platforms
    • Reactive data streaming platform using Kafka and Spark streaming technologies
    • Real-time Conversion Tracking platform
  • Lead and drive engineering projects from start to completion
  • Mentor and manage a group of engineers
  • Work closely with product and  business stakeholders on understanding and translating business requirements into technical solutions
  • Represent the team in cross-functional projects and to the company at large


  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Must have 7+ years strong hands-on industry related development experience using Java and/or Scala with Spring or another dependency injection framework and/or Akka
  • 5+ years experience developing/delivering and maintaining multiple complex, low latency, scalable, mission-critical systems
  • Ability to design complete systems by collaborating with multiple teams and understanding testing, hardware and deployment methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of algorithmic complexity/simplicity tradeoffs and effective use of data structures
  • Good understanding of low latency messaging and asynchronous design patterns
  • Basic understanding of Kafka and Apache Spark data streaming technologies
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Must have strong leadership skills and 3+ years experience managing and leading engineering teams and projects
  • Excellent documentation and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with technical and non-technical people
  • Is a plus:
    • Digital advertising industry experience
    • Experience with AWS, RabbitMQ, MySQL, Python, Vertica, and Aerospike
    • Basic understanding and/or interest in Machine Learning
    • Experience with project management or Jira
    • Experience with Continuous Integration and Delivery