Who We Are
Pixability is a video advertising technology company that gives media professionals the ability to plan, execute, and report on their ads across the big social video platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc). Pixability’s holistic solution empowers advertisers to deliver outstanding campaign performance across these premium video environments, through deep insights, patented targeting technology, verified viewability, and apples-to-apples reporting. Pixability’s solution empowers advertisers to activate video at every stage in the consumer journey in order to deliver impactful business results. We were named the #1 fastest growing company in Boston by BBJ in 2017.
We put strong emphasis on our culture. We promote innovation and trying new things fast, investing in solid technology foundation, teamwork and engagement with both internal and external users. We don’t forget to have fun (hackathons, weekly happy hours and catered lunches, activity clubs), be healthy (yoga, meditation, massages, running, boxing) and give back to the community through quarterly volunteering events.
Who You Are
You love building and integrating systems and applications around Big Data. You take strong initiative and complete ownership of problems and solutions. You don’t ask your leader What to do, you ask Why and tell him/her what you think should be done. You thrive in a fast-paced environment but you care deeply about the quality of your work. You are obsessed with making sure that products of your work are doing what they are supposed to in production. You proactively seek feedback from the users and stakeholders. You derive much of your energy from working with others. You bring positive attitude to work every day. You are passionate but you leave the ego outside. As the saying goes, you “argue like you're right but listen like you're wrong“.
What You Bring to the Party:
- 2+ years of experience building backend software using a dynamic programming language (ideally Python).
- Successful track record working at a startup or a small company (agile & dynamic, wearing many hats, excited to build something new and cool).
- Working knowledge in the areas of the SQL language, query performance considerations, schema design and ORM.
- Expert-level understanding of the Linux command-line environment and tools.
- NoSQL technology such as ElasticSearch, DynamoDB or Hadoop.
- Experience working with columnar storage technologies.
- Experience building Big Data ETL and M/R services.
- Knowledge of best practices in areas of scalable, distributed and redundant system architectures.
- Exposure to SOA and microservices.
- Relevant market exposure (Advertising, Marketing).
You’ll report to the Data Architecture Team Lead and work closely with the other tech teams including Product Development, Data Science, DevOps and Quality Assurance. You’ll work with a number of cutting-edge technologies (Kafka, Spark, Snowflake) and various AWS services. You will architect and develop solutions in areas of distributed computing, data processing and analytics. This role requires a high level of organization, resourcefulness, creativity and collaboration.
Love for technology and data runs in our veins. We try to adhere to the best practices of SCRUM (see our Tech Blog posts on our Agile Morphing). Like clockwork, we conduct daily stand-ups, sprint review / demo meetings, and retrospectives. We hate thrashing. We want to build things the right way. At the same time we are acutely aware of when need for experimentation or concept-proofing is required and implications of working in that mode at times. We conduct backlog grooming meetings, early project reviews, and blue-sky design sessions. We collaborate very closely with both the Product Management team and the actual users of our software (both internal and external).
We believe in empowering engineers to come up with solutions (not just implement them). At the end of every sprint, engineers demonstrate what they have built to the rest of the team, the Product Management team and other department stakeholders. Every quarter we show off the key features and systems we’ve built to the whole company. Our goal is to continue to innovate quickly while maintaining the highest levels of quality.
Local candidates only please – no relocation is available for this position.
Pixability does not accept/pay fees for unsolicited resumes from third party agencies/vendors
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Pixability is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.