System1 operates the world’s most advanced Responsive Acquisition Marketing Platform (RAMP).
Marina del Rey, CA

Lead Software Engineer at System1 (Greater LA Area, CA or Remote)

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System1 is looking for a Lead Software Engineer for our Serving and Services team - a core component of System1’s Tech Platform. Our platform supports the lion's share of the worlds buyside networks and pairs it with our unique monetization strategies and partnerships. Our team focuses our efforts on the integration, scalability, and modularity of our systems. We use these systems to solve problems for a diverse set of brands that are a part of the System1 umbrella. Examples of services that we architect, build, and maintain include configuration & session management, ad serving, realtime bidding, revenue attribution, conversion tracking, analytics, and optimization. 

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be responsible for managing services that are doing realtime bidding billions of times a day, serving hundreds of millions of impressions to tens of millions of users, and generating millions in revenue. 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 platform built inside AWS using Docker, lambda@Edge, Redis, DynamoDB, Elastic Search, Apache Airflow, Kinesis Firehose, and Python 3
  • 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 engineering 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

  • Demonstrated experience in back-end or full stack development
  • Well versed with Python and Python libraries/frameworks or other linux based language
  • 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
  • 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 a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment

What We Have To Offer

  • Competitive PTO
  • 10 Company Holidays
  • Untracked sick time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • 401k w/match
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Leadership & growth opportunities
  • Commuter benefits
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What are System1 Perks + Benefits

System1 Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation
Generous PTO and company holidays
Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision
401k retirement plan with match
Professional development reimbursement
Perks including commuter benefits, fitness subsidies and more!

Volunteer in local community
At System1 we value philanthropy. We give back to the communities in which we live and work, and our employee-run Impact group organizes several volunteer projects each year.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
We are committed to creating a work culture and environment that provides for autonomy, innovation and flexibility and have implemented a hybrid work model.
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Our Employee Resource Groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
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
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
System1 provides daily in-office lunches.
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
We host monthly lunch and learns on a variety of topics that are of interest to our employees.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
We offer $3000 annually for continuing education.
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available

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