Senior Software Engineer & Team Lead, Web Services Platform

Senior Software Engineer & Team Lead, Web Services Platform

About the team:

The Web Services Platform team is responsible for making service and API development at AppNexus faster, more effective, and higher quality. We support the UI and API product development teams by investing in application development frameworks, infrastructure, and tools.

About the job:

In this role you’ll have the opportunity to provide both technical and people leadership. As team lead you’ll be responsible for 2 to 3 engineers, providing technical mentorship, career development, feedback, and coaching. You will conduct regular one on one and performance reviews, in addition to both leading projects yourself and helping other team members lead their own projects. Creating a supportive, collaborative, and productive work environment for your team will be your first priority.

As a technical leader you’ll design and implement solutions that are high quality, easy to operate and maintain, and make the lives of product engineers easier. Projects could include:

  • Implementing a service mesh layer to handle discovery and load balancing for microservices.
  • Improving an API framework so product developers can more quickly get to production.
  • Replacing a home-grown service router with an off-the-shelf open source system.
  • Implementing a data service that exposes a GraphQL interface and autoprovisions customer data storage in multiple DCs, world-wide.


About your skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of experience as a professional software developer
  • Experience providing mentorship and guidance, including code reviews, training, and feedback
  • Ability to balance managerial responsibilities with individual technical contributions
  • Experience building and operating production SaaS services, especially large-scale
  • Expertise in Java or another systems language
  • Experience designing HTTP+JSON APIs
  • Prior experience leading or mentoring a technical team a plus
  • Proficiency in JavaScript a plus
  • Experience with GraphQL a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes or similar a plus
  • Experience with monitoring or observability tools a plus


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 diversity in action:


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