Director of Software Engineering Data Management Platform

Director of Software Engineering Data Management Platform

Xandr is looking for an intellectually curious, results-oriented, self-starter Director of Data Management Platform (DMP) Engineering who is eager to take on the opportunity of having an immediate impact to our core business.

This hire will focus on leading a high impact team building our core DMP/DSP products such as Audience onboarding, device graph, look alike modeling, audience forecasting, and audience segmentation.

About the team:

  • Team Size: Presently 15 but expected to grow to 30 by end of year.


About the job:

  • We are looking for a leader who can not only help create a vision for solving some of the most difficult data and advertising problems but transform it into high quality products delivering high customer impact.
  • In this role, reporting directly to our SVP of Engineering, you will work closely with executives on a daily basis to formulate the strategy, roadmap, and execution.
  • You will be leading a team of smart, passionate engineers and designers.
  • You will provide professional development guidance and mentorship to help them grow their careers, and foster an inclusive, positive culture that emphasizes strong ownership and accountability. 


About your skills:

  • Experiences in working in the Adtech industry and Data Management Platforms is a huge plus
  • Product minded: you are focused on building high-quality, intuitive products
  • Golang, C/C++, Java, Javascript
  • MySQL, Postgres, Kafka, Redis, Druid, HBase, Cassandra
  • Distributed Systems, Multi-Datacenter, Cloud
  • Experience in Architecting large scale/complex systems
  • Has led a multi-disciplinary team of UI/UX/Backend and Testing Engineers
  • Experience with Probabilistic Data structures and Data Stores
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience working in CI/CD/TDD
  • Well-developed fundamentals in building interactive web applications
  • Experience working with designers and other developers to take a project from concept to life.
  • You care deeply about building meaningful, beautiful products that empower the creative world.
  • Strong track record of shipping incredible business impact and getting stuff done.
  • Have experience scaling out teams and managing other managers


More about you:

  • You are passionate about a culture of learning and teaching. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve, and sharing your knowledge to empower others
  • You like to take risks when looking for novel solutions to complex problems. If faced with roadblocks, you continue to reach higher to make greatness happen
  • You care about solving big, systemic problems. You look beyond the surface to understand root causes so that you can build long-term solutions for the whole ecosystem
  • You believe in not only serving customers, but also empowering them by providing knowledge and tools


AppNexus is proud to offer equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We strive to foster a diverse, inclusive and engaging work environment. We welcome applications from all candidates and look forward to receiving yours! Our inclusivity in action:
  • Partnering with Path Forward to offer returnships to help caregivers reenter the workforce
  • Sharing feedback openly through roundtable discussions on how to make progress on our Diversity & Inclusion goals
  • Galvanizing diversity and inclusion through our affinity groups (including OutNexus, AppNexus Women’s Network, AppNexus Latino Alliance and BlackNexus to name just a few!)
  • Partnering with Fairygodboss to support our commitment to women’s advancement in tech
  • Providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, both for interviewees and for employees. Should you require an accommodation, please let us know at your earliest convenience so that we may make arrangements


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