Media.net, Directi's Internet Advertising Division, is one of the world's leading companies in the Contextual Advertising space. We build technology that identifies the intent of a user viewing a webpage and then shows advertisements related to what the user is looking for. We use Machine Learning, Data Mining, Linguistic Analysis and Advanced Statistics to build contextual models to understand pages on the internet.
We serve our contextual real-time ads customized for each visitor and each page view across billions of visitors, across 10's of millions sites/domains on a server infrastructure that runs 1000+ CPUs, terabytes of RAM, and 100's of terabytes of data.
As a Team Lead / Lead Developer in the Search Engineering area, you will lead product engineering efforts of multiple areas of our intent discovery secret-sauce and work with world class R&D teams to develop game-changing search and text inference algorithms that will help millions of internet users discover what they are looking for. Our Search/Ad Platform involves myriad technologies, diverse platforms, complex algorithms and latest application paradigms such as NoSQL databases, eventual consistency, distributed queues and are deployed across hundreds of servers in a super-scalable fashion where a 10ms delay in response time could mean the difference between success and failure.
In a Team Lead role you will manage a team of energized developers, and will be responsible for the entire lifecycle of one or more areas, including architecture, design, coding, deployment etc. We believe that 'code speaks louder than words' and as such expect everyone at every level in the engineering team to be comfortable with rolling up their sleeves, firing up their favorite IDE and writing clean, testable and well-designed code.
You have over 6 years of software development experience with atleast 3 years spent leading a project with a team of 'A' players. You have mastered multiple platforms and - whether it is SOAP vs REST or Ajax vs Flex or Postgres vs MySQL or Cassandra vs Voldemort - you know when to use which and can argue all the pros and cons of Strong typing vs ease of use OR browser compatibility issues vs lack of community support OR MVCC vs multiple backend storage engines OR scalability vs simplicity etc.
You continue to be very involved in technology and still check-in code. You are passionate about automated testing, good design, performance and scalability. You have exceptional oral/written communication skills, excellent logical reasoning and a keen sense of business. You can deliver good software with a kick-ass user experience, at a rapid pace.
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