Lead Software Engineer, Serving

| Venice
System1 is looking for a Lead Software Engineer for our Syndication Serving team. You will design, build, operate, debug, optimize, and deploy highly-distributed and low-latency web-based systems with a growing team of talented engineers. In this role, you will be responsible for managing massive datasets to extract valuable insights from user behavior. The ideal person will not only be an expert software developer with back-end and some full stack knowledge, but also a collaborative team player with infectious energy and a desire to communicate ideas with colleagues.

The Role You Will Have

  • Lead the development of System1’s main ad serving platform - this platform is used by a diverse group of users servicing both internal and externally facing products.
  • Build, operate, and optimize large web-based systems and platforms that interface directly with real-time scoring models and support various optimization algorithms that are multi-objective in nature.
  • Design and implement algorithms to efficiently process, analyze, and serve massive datasets.
  • Serve as a key individual contributor within the Venice engineering group and provide technical leadership to the team.
  • Take projects through the full engineering lifecycle: designing, ticketing, building, testing, deploying, and debugging tools and products.
  • Work with a tight knit group of engineers and data stakeholders.

What You Will Bring

  • 7+ years of experience in back-end or full stack development.
  • Well versed with Python and Python libraries/frameworks is required.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to mentor and guide a driven team of talented engineers - prior experience leading projects with at least 2+ engineers a must.
  • Passion for leveraging technology to solve problems and maximize productivity.
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Should be comfortable writing HTML/CSS and be proficient in Javascript.
  • Experience building scalable and reliable products in the cloud.
  • Experience with designing, implementing, and using RESTful APIs.
  • Ability to execute ideas and influence decision making in a clear and effective manner.
  • Exposure to ad serving systems and reliability requirements.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.

What We Have To Offer

  • Free Uber/Lyft to and from work every day!
  • Collegial and collaborative team with highly intelligent and motivated coworkers.
  • Cross-team lunches and demos to foster learning.
  • Unlimited Paid Sick Time, Competitive PTO and Benefits package.
  • Daily catered meals and fully stocked kitchen.
  • Bi-weekly happy hour at various bars, restaurants, and venues across Los Angeles.
  • Bi-weekly onsite happy hour.
  • Catered dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 401K.
  • Weekly fitness class with private trainer: high intensity training, yoga, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ultimate frisbee.

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1501 Main Street, Venice, CA 90291

An Insider's view of System1

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Of all the companies I have worked, System1 has the best work-life balance. There’s a minimum number of last-minute requests and you get to work on projects on a consistent pace. I work on my own schedule and have control of my time after work. I do get pinged occasionally after work for emergencies but that’s part of being a software engineer!


Software Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I definitely never have the same day twice! I truly look forward to going to work and a big part of that is the variety of projects I get to work on and people I get to work with. While I love digging in on the latest anomaly in the data, I’m also a people person, and this role is really the perfect balance of screen time and face-to-face time.


Account Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Since joining System1, I've grown in both my technical abilities as well as my interpersonal abilities. I've been given the opportunity to steer a complex migration that spans across teams and then provided with the freedom to pursue solutions that have a real impact on the daily operations of our engineering team.


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What are System1 Perks + Benefits

System1 Benefits Overview

-Free Uber/Lyft to and from work every day!
-Collegial and collaborative team with highly intelligent and motivated coworkers
-Cross-team lunches and demos to foster learning
-Unlimited Paid Sick Time, Competitive PTO and Benefits package
-Catered meals and fully stocked kitchen
-Weekly happy hour at various bars, restaurants, and venues across Los Angeles
-Weekly fitness class with private trainer: high intensity training, yoga, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ultimate frisbee
-Company parties and outings: Skyzone indoor skydiving, Medieval Times, Karaoke, etc.

Volunteer in local community
At System1 we value philanthropy. It has been an ongoing mission of ours to give back to the communities we live and work in, and our employees organize and participate in several volunteer projects.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. System1 also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $3000 annually for continuing education.
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