Principal Software Development Lead - Ad Intelligence

Software Development Beijing, China

Description

SUMMARY

Viewer-first advertising is a strategic imperative for Hulu and Disney. The Beijing Ad Intelligence team's mission is to transform advertising and Disney's Ad platform with data and AI across TV and streaming video. We build solutions to measure and optimize every aspect of advertising lifecycle. Our tenant is a strong cross-function team to deliver E2E solutions covering tech areas ranging from machine learning, bigdata, microservices to data applications. Our team is seeking a principal software development lead who will be building a brand-new workstream focusing on inventory forecasting of our video advertising ecosystem. This workstream is positioned to build high-available and high-concurrent industry-leading solution to drive inventory utilization efficiency and yield optimization for our advertising business. The right person for this role should be experienced on with data intelligence technologies, organization development, and crafting implementation for either data products or fullstack solutions. If you are someone who is proactive, inquisitive, and innovative in either these domains, this is a phenomenal role for you!

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Lead engineering team to build inventory forecasting platform for the addressable advertising platform to support real time campaign booking, reporting, pricing and offline analytics
  • Partner with research team to incubate machine learning algorithms, and productize them at scale
  • Continuously evolve team mission, strategy and charter, and develop team structure for changing business needs and technology trend
  • Drive adoption of the best engineering practices, including the use of design patterns, CI/CD, code review and test automation
  • Collaborate with program managers, product managers, developers, architects and researchers in an open and innovative environment
  • Recruit and mentor team members, and guide their career development
  • Communicate status to senior management

WHAT TO BRING

  • MS or PhD in computer science, EE or other quantitative subject area.
  • 10+ years of professional programming in Scala, Java, Python, and etc.
  • 5+ years of people and project management experience
  • 6+ years of design experience with real time OLAP and bigdata e.g. Spark, Flink, Single Store, Druid and other AWS bigdata technologies
  • Passion about technologies, openness to interdisciplinary work, and being inspired for opportunities to build ground-breaking solutions
  • Experience with processing large amount of data at petabyte level
  • Proven understanding of systems, application design and architecture
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English

NICE-TO-HAVES

  • Experience in digital video advertising or digital marketing domain
  • Experience with audience segmentation, feature store, and BI
  • Experience with building products or teams from 0 to 1 and growing from 1 to 100