Staff Engineer

Lijit   •  

Denver, CO

11 - 15 years

Posted 271 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

Through our publishers, Sovrn Holdings reaches over 200 million people every day, generating over 10 billion HTTP requests daily. These requests must be processed in less than 250 milliseconds, and result in several petabytes of data on a monthly basis. The exciting technical problems we solve require a world class team and engineering culture to deliver against our mission.

As a Staff Engineer on Sovrn’s Publisher Experience team you will work on a small autonomous team in an agile environment. You will be responsible for implementing logic that leverages the collective data to improve the performance of Sovrn’s publisher products.  We exist in open market conditions so time to market and value add are key differentiators.  The fast paced and complex industry coupled with tight code SLAs require our applications to push the boundaries of performance and scalability.  You will play a key role in defining and implementing our next generation stack. 


  • 10+ years' experience designing, implementing projects in a highly scalable and performant environment
  • 10+ years' professional experience developing web services or applications
  • A solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and system design
  • You’re passionate about working with Javascript and Javascript libraries/frameworks such as React (preferred), Angular, Vue, etc..
  • Excel in a fast paced agile development environment
  • Proven experience guiding product architecture through the full stack
  • Demonstrated ability communicating technology concerns across an organization
  • History of producing scalable reusable code
  • Experience guiding a team to predictable deliveries
  • Proficient with persistence stores: Relational, NoSQL, etc...
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, or Python
  • Ability to lead a team of junior and experienced engineers to a common technical goal
  • Experience providing growth plans for individuals on a team
  • Understanding of container based development and deployment (Docker, K8S)

Bonus Points

  • Advertising industry experience
  • Demonstrable commitment to automation and CI/CD
  • Experience both consuming and producing REST APIs
  • Experience with monitoring for highly observable code: StatsD, Graphite, etc…
  • Proficiency using modern web development technologies and techniques such as HTML5, CSS, web components
  • Experience with multi-threaded, parallel processing
  • Development experience on Linux/POSIX platforms
  • Experience working with containers

Position Reports to: Manager, Engineering