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Manager, Data Platform Engineering

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At White Ops, we’re all hackers. This doesn’t mean you have to hold a key to the Internet (although one of our founders does!), but it does require approaching problems in unconventional ways. We are attacking criminal botnets through the ad fraud that finances their operations. Our proprietary technology detects and prevents sophisticated online fraud. By reducing the incentives for crime, we are making the Internet a better place. Our mighty team of humans have several things in common:

We are hackers.
We create tau for ourselves and each other.
We think big and move fast.
We practice humility.
We “pwn it”.

What we do:

We keep the Internet safe by fighting organized cybercrime. Our products accurately detect and prevent even the most sophisticated bots and our customers include some of the web's largest and most forward-thinking companies.

What you’ll do:

Our primary weapon in the fight against cyber crime is our ability to extract and deliver the right set of signal from an ocean of noise (i.e. the Internet). The data we provide has lead to the takedown of several major ad fraud operations.

The humans you will guide are primarily responsible for building and maintaining the data architectures, pipelines, and tools that are core to our product. This expanding team of data engineers is in need of a servant leader who can act as a sounding board when working through hard problems and will get their hands dirty supporting them as they tackle new markets and scale to handle trillions of events a day.

More specifically, you will:

  • Play an active role in developing a team of data engineers through active coaching, career mentoring, and hiring additional uniquely inspiring humans
  • Delight a wide range of internal and external customers ranging from data scientists, ML engineers, customer support, fraud analysts and fellow data engineers ingesting our data into their data warehouses
  • Support current data engineering capabilities while looking to expand the team into serving new markets and developing new skills like machine learning engineering
  • Partner closely with other leaders to assemble high-functioning, mission-driven teams with the right mixture of skills to deliver value as quickly and effectively as possible
  • Thrive in an environment built on teamwork, shared learning, and working hard to make it easy

Who you are:

  • You are a servant leader with a strong sense of "pwnership" that drives you to find ways to innovate and empower everyone in the organization
  • You understand the importance of Deep Work for all knowledge workers to do their best work and know how best to protect it
  • You have 7+ years of experience solving big data problems with a focus on data engineering and business intelligence tools
  • You have 2+ years of experience leading humans
  • You are knowledgeable about modern data warehouses (e.g. BigQuery, Snowflake, PostgreSQL), distributed message queueing services (Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS), data cache technology (Redis, Memcached) and the various ETL tools that are available to build robust data pipelines
  • You know enough Python and/or Java to offer feedback on a PR or evaluate the skillset of a potential candidate
  • You realize that one of the best ways to serve your team is through gathering and providing radical candor as well as receiving it so everyone can develop
  • You are an excellent communicator 

The Data Platform team's stack:

Python, AWS, EMR, Snowflake, PostgreSQL, Airflow, Kafka, PySpark, RabbitMQ, Looker, DataDog, Gitlab, SonarQube, Java, Spring Boot

About White Ops:

Our mission is to protect the internet by verifying the humanity of every online transaction. Founded in 2012 in a Brooklyn sci-fi bookstore, we now serve trillions of monthly decisions for some of the web’s largest platforms. Our technology protects digital advertisers, publishers, ad tech, and enterprise businesses globally by detecting and blocking bots. It’s an ongoing war that we happily fight every day.
Life at White Ops:
Our HQ office is centrally located in NYC in the heart of the Flatiron District. We had approximately 100% headcount growth in the past year and we are growing the company deliberately, with a keen eye towards maintaining a culture that values diversity, lifestyle, and career growth. We are doing meaningful work and we need people to join our mighty team. We are proud of our overwhelmingly positive presence on Glassdoor and Built in NYC. We have offices located in NYC, DC, Victoria, and London.
We have many world class customers who use our platform • We're focused and propelled by a substantive mission • We're building a very sophisticated product that fights a real threat to humanity • We're committed to building a product companies need • We have created an environment that optimizes your skills and brings out your best work

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Location

White Ops is conveniently located close to Penn Station and Herald Square.

An Insider's view of White Ops

What's something quirky about your company?

White Ops has a great deal of humor engrained in our culture! Having fun, generous people to collaborate with is such a force multiplier and makes our office feel less like an org structure and more like friendship. This makes all the difference when solving hard, structural problems like the integrity of the web.

Aaron

Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I start my day with code reviews then have a standup with my team to go over tasks undertakings. A bit of brainstorming and pair programming with one of the developers which leads to a nice break involving lunch/snacks and/or video gaming/card games with the team and then I'll finish up tasks or carry over the remaining tasks to the following day.

Vane

Backend DevOps Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Exceptional culture and mission can enable us to live meaningfully and accomplish the greatest work of our lives. If I’m spending 1/3 of my waking hours working, I want to solve complex problems and design experiences that make the world a better place with a team that inspires me to be the best version of myself. I discovered part of my ataraxia!

Diana

Manager, UX & Research

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We always encourage team members to experiment with new technologies and explore their use cases in our products. We know that technology is ever changing and never stays the same. If you are not pushing forward then you are probably going backward. That's why we are creating a culture that encourages creativity and innovation

Mo

Manager, Engineering

What are White Ops Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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
We offer a weekly "Mind & Meditation" session in the office to help bring some zen to your work week.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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