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Unified // real-time social marketing for brands & agencies
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Job Description

About Us:

Unified delivers technology & services to connect marketing data sets & optimize investments across the customer journey. Unified's software empowers Fortune 500 companies & agencies to drive marketing success in the context of their business goals. The Unified Platform transforms fragmented marketing data into actionable intelligence & real-time activation. Unified has offices in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, & Chicago. For more information, visit or follow @Unified on Twitter. Unified is an equal opportunity employer.

The Role:

Want to work with driven & knowledgeable engineers using the latest technology in a friendly, open, & collaborative environment? Expand your knowledge at various levels of a modern, big-data driven, micro service stack, with plenty of room for career growth?

At Unified, we empower autonomous teams of engineers to discover creative solutions for real world problems in the marketing & technology sectors. We take great pride in building quality software that brings joy & priceless business insight to our end users.

We're looking for a talented Backend Engineer to bolster our ranks! Could that be you?

What you'll do:

  • Gain valuable experience at a rapidly growing big data company

  • Design & build complex, high-volume both batch & real-time data pipelines with low latency & redundancy

  • Work with complex backend APIs that are already in place

  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team to continuously experiment, iterate & deliver on new product objectives

  • Write clean, maintainable, & testable code

  • Actively contribute to design & technology discussions

  • Participate regularly in code reviews with your peers

  • Test your creativity at Unified hack-a-thons

  • Ship work you're proud of

Need to have:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree, preferably in CS, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 5+ years of professional industry experience

  • Proficient in at least one programming language (Java, Scala)

  • Proven industry experience with large scale distributed system technologies

  • Hands-on Experience in building data pipelines, both batch & real-time that handles large volume of data transformation

  • Strong experience in writing complex, highly-optimized SQL queries in at least one of the common database platforms such as MySQL and/or Postgres

  • 2+ years in a cloud based ecosystem, preferably AWS (S3, EMR, EC2, RDS, Redshift)

  • 2+ years of deep technical experience in any of the following is a must: MapReduce, Hive, Tez, Spark, Kafka, Kafka Connect (S3 & JDBC sink connectors), Kafka Streams, Avro, Schema Registry

  • Experience in developing event-driven solutions using (Kafka producers, consumers, & streams)

  • Experience migrating high volume data in cloud data storage

  • 3+ years of Spring framework experience such as Spring Boot

  • 2+ years of experience developing & using RESTful Application Program Interface (API)

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Strong desire to learn & contribute solutions & ideas to a broad team

  • Able to work independently with minimal direction when appropriate

  • Good architectural level understanding, the ability to see the big picture, & the ability to evaluate different approaches & tools & use instincts to make timely judgements

  • Excellent communication skills & team player.

  • A cooperative, understanding, open, & friendly demeanor

  • A mindset of continuous improvement

Bonus experience:

  • Experience with AWS

  • Microservice architecture design principles

  • Graph databases, e.g. Neo4j

  • Golang, Python

  • Application performance monitoring tool New Relic

  • Experience with Git & Github, including Github Pull Request workflows

  • CI/CD systems, e.g. Jenkins

  • Experience with Atlassian software development & collaboration tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.)

  • Agile methodologies

  • Social networks APIs, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn


Unified helps marketers make informed & impactful decisions with the industry's only business intelligence platform purposely designed for social advertising. With experience collecting & enriching over $3 billion dollars of social investment data, Unified is passionate about providing Fortune 2000 brands & agencies greater transparency into their many teams, tools & strategies. The Unified Platform & service teams are specifically built to ensure data quality, optimize investments & answer critical business questions. Unified has offices in Austin, Atlanta, New York City, San Francisco, & Los Angeles.

For the last four years, Unified has been recognized by AdAge & Crain's as one of the Best Places To Work. For more information, visit or follow @Unified on Twitter. Unified is an equal opportunity employer.

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