Engineering Team Lead (Scala) at LiveIntent
Berlin, DE

About the Job:

For our highly-skilled development team in Berlin we seek a versatile and self-motivated Engineering Team Lead (Scala) with the passion for scala and distributed systems knowledge(distributed logs), a thorough understanding of software engineering and leading a team. The team in Berlin stands for the development and deployment of the company's next generation technology in close collaboration with the company's other departments in New York and Copenhagen.

 

Our team in Berlin consists of a few hand-picked veterans from the start-up environment. Both the level of competence and focus is very high. For that reason, many exciting tasks are constantly flowing from the rest of the organization to Berlin, so we want to expand the team with more skilled and innovative talents. We are currently looking for a Team Lead but also looking for senior software engineers. Also, if you are a recent graduate with special skills we would also like to hear from you.

 

Our technology stack runs on a Linux foundation and includes Scala, Akka, Node.js, DynamoDB, and PostgreSQL on AWS. 

 

The Company:

LiveIntent is one of America's highest-profile startup companies. LiveIntent is a fast-growing New York-based company that drives and develops the leading marketplace for e-mail-based advertisement.

 

LiveIntent Berlin started as a German startup company in 2013 and was acquired by LiveIntent in November 2015. The team consists of people who have been in since 2013 and 10 new colleagues that joined since the LiveIntent acquisition. The team you will be part of develops and operates both an online, real time service that gets millions of calls from the outside world and other LiveIntent components, and an offline batch-oriented analytical data processing pipeline that prepares data for the online service.

 

The Position:

We are looking for an Engineering Team Lead for LiveIntent Berlin, who likes solving problems, complex or simple, and who appreciate sharing ideas and providing solutions for those with clean and understandable code. As a Team Lead, you will manage a team of engineers and be responsible for their growth and development while remaining hands on with coding. You are largely able to plan, choose and organize your own tasks, but you are expected to work closely with the other team developers and stakeholders in the company's international product division. You will be part of all stages of development, from initial sparring and exchange of ideas to prototyping, development, testing, deployment, maintenance / improvement and reporting, but with the expected focus on the first three parts.

 

We believe in flexibility with responsibility, and our development process is therefore a loosely defined hybrid of agile methods and rapid prototyping.

 

Your Profile:

You probably have a couple of years of experience with software development from other positions. You are interested in translating real world issues into high quality, easy maintainable and understandable code. You are skilled in programming and fluent in several languages and curious about new technologies.

 

You have several years of practical experience with real programming and software design , and have practical experience or a deep desire to learn more or can recognise yourself in the some of the following:

 

  • Passionate about solving complex problems in running scalable, highly available, high volume real-time systems
  • Deep understanding of modern programming languages such as Scala, Java and Python
  • Curios about technology and builds projects on the side just to try new stuff out
  • Experience with designing, building, and maintaining elegant, scalable software solutions
  • Dedicated to driving results while maintaining high software quality
  • Enjoys managing and coaching engineers 

 

You approach problems analytically and come up with solutions pragmatically. You are full of good ideas, able to see opportunities and weaknesses in other people's ideas, and can come up with your own ideas in a constructive way. You love having many issues on your mind and connecting them with the overall purpose. You are happy to implement and optimize and you are curious about new tasks.

 

You want to understand and involve yourself in the company's problem area and can communicate in English with management and colleagues at the other LiveIntent offices. You thrive in a dynamic environment where overall priorities and definitions will change over time, and therefore tasks will not always be prioritized. You can hand over tasks, but prefer to follow them to the door itself. You work independently.

 

We Offer:

You can look forward to being a key player in a challenging and dynamic developmental story where you will be part of a team with some of the industry's hottest talents. There is great opportunity for learning from others, and you will have the flexibility to dive into experiments on your own. We are passionate about new solutions, technologies and algorithms, but pragmatic in our choice of solutions.

 

We are an international business with a lot of contact between our different offices. The position is located in our office in Berlin. We believe in freedom and flexibility under responsibility. Your time in the office can largely be adapted so it suits you. If you feel the need to work from home one day, it is totally fine, as long as you deliver on your commitments. Likewise, you have free choice of working device (Linux, Mac, Windows), as long as you can troubleshoot and maintain it yourself. If you want to introduce a new technology to our stack it is ok, as long as you can vouch for it yourself.

 

Formally, the position is a standard position of 37 hours in the office Prenzlauer Berg(Backfabrik). The position is open and available as soon as possible.

 

About LiveIntent Berlin:

LiveIntent, one of the world’s largest people-based marketing platforms, connects 2,500 publishing and advertising brands with over 250 MM verified people every month across all types of media. With the anonymized email address at the center of its industry-leading identity graph, LiveIntent provides brands with solutions that help them monetize, acquire, and retain real people, even where cookies don’t work. LiveIntent enriches a brands’ data, making it possible for them to deepen their understanding of their audiences, and more effectively market to people wherever they are present and paying attention. LiveIntent is home to over 180 people worldwide with offices in New York, Chicago, Berlin, and Copenhagen