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Unified // real-time social marketing for brands & agencies
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2020
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About Us:

Unified is a leading provider of digital advertising services & solutions powered by data & technology. Our proprietary technology is designed to change the business of digital advertising by helping brands achieve unprecedented marketing results. Unified provides expert Managed & Professional Services super-charged by innovative operations & insights platforms, as well as cutting-edge Data Management & Audience Insights solutions. With a range of offerings, we are able to create custom solutions for our clients, tailored to their needs & goals. Headquartered in New York City & with offices in Los Angeles & Atlanta, Unified has managed over $5B in advertising data for the world's largest brands & agencies & run more than $1B in advertising campaigns.

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.

The Role:

  • You'll be expected to be a friendly, open-minded, & results-driven individual

  • You'll be the first Senior Engineer on the R&D team working directly with the Director of R&D

  • Much of your time will be spent researching new technologies & architectures to support our rapidly growing business

  • While you will be trained, you will be expected to personally acquire new skills rapidly in order to evaluate new technologies

  • You'll be expected to lead software engineers on cross-team projects, & write design architecture documents such as a project charter & high-level diagrams

  • You'll be expected to be able to personally own projects to completion, & be available to help maintain & support projects, including training engineers on new implementations

  • You'll be expected to speak up, let your opinions be heard, & be tolerant of others opinions even if you disagree

  • You'll be expected to lead & mentor new Junior Engineers as they get onboarded

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with independent technology teams using the agile methodology

  • Build interactive & intuitive UIs that solve complex problems & are a delight to use

  • Build data pipelines using batch & streaming frameworks

  • Contribute to robust APIs that pull from both graph & relational databases

  • Collaborate closely with a product team to plan, execute, & ship business critical projects

  • Write clean, maintainable, & testable code

  • 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:

  • 5+ years experience of software development

  • Proficient in at least one, preferably statically typed, programming language

  • Strong understanding of Javascript & at least one frontend framework i.e. React, Vue, AngularJS

  • Experience building Javascript based web applications with HTML5, CSS, Node.js

  • Experience contributing to & integrating with REST APIs

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

  • Experience running shell commands, e.g. OS X or Linux terminal

  • Experience writing unit & integration tests

  • 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 & teamwork skills

  • A cooperative, understanding, open, & friendly demeanor

  • A mindset of continuous improvement

Bonus experience:

  • Experience working with GraphQL for querying APIs & serving relevant data

  • Python

  • TypeScript

  • MVVM framework Vue.js

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Microservice architecture design principles

  • Graph databases, e.g. Neo4j

  • Columnar data stores, e.g. Amazon Redshift, BigQuery

  • 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

  • Data pipeline & streaming tech, e.g. Hive, Spark, Kafka, Kafka Streams

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

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