The AppNexus Data Pipeline processes nearly 10 billion log records a day (> 2TB of data) generated by our real-time bidding engines and adserving platform. We use this data to create aggregated analytics reports, budget updates and drive optimization engines. This is a large scale engineering problem both in terms of the amounts of data and the processing involved. We are looking for a talented, hands-on senior engineer who will take ownership of all architecture around this stream of work. This is a highly visible role in a critical area of our platform, with the opportunity to lead the build-out at a time when the strategic requirements are still being scoped out. For the right candidate, we expect this role to turn into a team lead position. The immediate responsibilities for this role include architecting performance optimizations to our current, custom-built ETL solution, while building and executing a roadmap to scale up our platform at the rate that our hyper-growth sales requires.
7+ years of production s/w development experience
Experience with manipulating/crunching large data sets
Strong experience with data structures, algorithms, time vs space tradeoffs
Experience with databases, SQL, query optimization, data modeling
Strong experience with scripting – shell/perl/python
Excellent problem solving skills
Ability to work with modelers/analytics/optimization
Experience with object oriented programming languages ( C++/Java )
Experience with data warehousing solutions (Netezza, Teradata )
Experience with ETL tools
Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce and other large scale data solutions
Team Lead experience
If they always called you "nerd" as a kid and you answered "awesome!" then you will love working here. We are dynamic and diverse (we have several entrepreneurs who have started multiple companies, creative writers, artists, and a fashion designer), and we focus our talents on working together to build a massively robust, intricate, and usable ad platform. Even after growing rapidly and being validated by our many customers and industry praise, we've stayed a lean, agile, and efficient organization: the MacGyver of advertising.
That still not exciting enough? How about the $50 million in funding we just received? http://appnexus.com/news/press-releases.php
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