Senior Director of Software Engineering

| Greater NYC Area
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About adMarketplace
adMarketplace is the largest privacy-safe consumer search marketplace. We provide search advertising integrations for trusted mobile apps, browsers, browser applications, and consumer sites to connect consumers directly to top brands at the moment they express decision-making intent.

We are dedicated to improving the search experience for consumers, publishers, and advertisers without sacrificing privacy. With 20 years of experience building and operating innovative consumer search technology, our mission is to add value to every search.

The Role
At adMarketplace, we create the best of breed advertising technology using cutting-edge architectures with millisecond response time and crunch through terabytes of data every day. The ideal Director of Software Engineering is motivated designing for massive scale, developing for low latency and pushing the boundaries of using real-time data in automated decisions. Our team uses a modern tech stack including Akka, Scala, Kafka, Java8+, Kubernetes, AWS and more.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage a team of 10+ engineers; actively participate in hiring / growing of the team
  • Lead, own and drive projects from start to completion including system architecture design, code design, development, and integration:

- 24/7 low latency large-scale distributed Ad Serving and Click Tracking platforms

- Real-time Conversion Tracking platform

- System scalability projects: cloud migration, containerization

- System stability projects: documentation/development/monitoring/metrics/recovery standards and practices

  • Work closely with product and business stakeholders on understanding and translating business requirements into technical solutions and with our Technical Project Managers on project execution
  • Mentor and manage the Engineering Team:

- Develop their skills and talents and improve the engineering culture

- Implement best-practice software engineering methods

- Provide guidance, direction, and support

  • Represent the Engineering Team in cross-functional projects, meetings, and to the company at large


  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Strong knowledge of software engineering and 7+ years of hands-on development experience using Java with a dependency injection framework (Java 8 and Akka preferred)
  • 4+ years of experience developing and delivering and maintaining multiple complex, low latency, scalable, mission-critical systems
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and project management skills and at least one year of experience managing and leading engineering teams and projects
  • Ability to design complete systems by collaborating with multiple teams and understanding testing, hardware and deployment methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of algorithmic complexity/simplicity trade-offs and effective use of data structures
  • Solid understanding of low latency messaging and asynchronous design patterns
  • Ability to initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Strong belief in developing the skills and talents of others
  • Excellent documentation and troubleshooting skills

Would Be Awesome:

  • Digital advertising industry experience
  • Experience with AWS, Kubernetes, Akka, Scala, Kafka, RabbitMQ, MySQL, Python, Vertica, and Aerospike (NoSQL)
  • Basic understanding and/or interest in Machine Learning
  • Experience with project management or Jira
  • Experience with DevOps

Join Us:

adMarketplace is named as one of the best places to work in New York City by leading publications such as Built In and Crain’s.  We embody our core values and culture day in and day out.  Our 5C’s define how we play the game - Curiosity, Collaboration, Creative Conflict, Commitment and Competitiveness.  We’re looking for curious, dedicated, and collaborative individuals who play to win. 

adMarketplace offers competitive salaries, continuing education programs, management training, and career paths to ensure all of our employees have an opportunity to grow. 

The well-being of our employees is our top priority, adMarketplace offers competitive health benefits, wellness programs, paid time off, commuter benefits, equity, 401k matching, and more to ensure a healthy work/life balance.


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    • AerospikeDatabases
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Located just south of Times Square with tons of great lunch spots and close to Bryant Park! The office is an easy commute, with train and bus stops being close by.

An Insider's view of adMarketplace

What are some social events your company does?

Wine Wednesdays, Catered Lunches, Summer and Holiday Party, Halloween Costume Contest, Breakfast Smoothies, Coffee Barista Mornings, Chair Massages, Team Outings, Zog Sports, Sporting Events, Team Building Activities


VP, People

What projects are you most excited about?

The launch of our new website, blog posts and new PR firm we just signed. We are on the cusp of huge things and we want to make sure the market knows who we are, what we do, and the people that drive our success.

Shalyn O'Malley

VP, Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

As young employees it's important for us to join a place where we can learn and grow in our careers. At adMarketplace you're on a path of becoming a better individual both personally and professionally.

We offer continued education and training classes for all our executives to take as part of their career development and growth.


Sr. Director, Strategic Supply Operations

What is your vision for the company?

To continue to create a culture that is inclusive, one that embodies growth and empowers our employees. Additionally, we want to make the employee experience the best it can be through trainings, team outings, wellness initiatives, catered lunches and much more.


VP, People

What makes someone successful on your team?

Curiosity and the ability to think outside the box. Mnetoring and helping others on your team and teams you support. Our industry is ever changing and we have a collective focus to stay ahead of the curve.

Matt Shait

VP, Marketplace Operations

What are adMarketplace Perks + Benefits

adMarketplace Benefits Overview

The well-being of our employees is our top priority. We strive at adMarketplace to foster a positive work-life balance, as well as career growth and development. We also pride ourselves on an inclusive and diverse culture.

Here at adMarketplace, we offer a number of benefits and perks to keep our employees motivated, engaged, and excited to have the opportunity to make an impact on the company's success.

From company outings to wellness initiatives, we pride ourselves on having an inclusive team environment.

Volunteer in local community
Employees are encouraged to volunteer 3-5 times a year
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Holiday Party, Team Outings, Wellness Programs, Employee Resource Groups
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
LatinX, LGBTQ+, Diversity in the workplace, Women in Tech, etc
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
adMarketplace's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
adMarketplace provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Slavic. We match 25% of contributions up to $2,000 per calendar year.
Company Equity
adMarketplace offers stock options to all employees through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a three-year period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Bring your kids to work day and to Summer Party
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Employees are encouraged to volunteer 3-5 times a year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
adMarketplace offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees, as well as a bike membership with Citi Bike.
Company Outings
Game Room
Ping Pong and Pool and Foos Ball
Stocked Kitchen
adMarketplace has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all the Snapple you can handle!
Some Meals Provided
We provide a free catered lunch for all employees on Fridays (check out #FoodFriday on our Instagram @adMarketplace)!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Bring your dog into the office on Fridays!
Relocation Assistance
Depending on candidates location
Fitness Subsidies
We provide our employees with discounted memberships to fitness services such as Crunch Fitness, New York Health & Racquet Club, New York Sports Club and ClassPass.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Up to $500
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
adMarketplace offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $3,000
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
The buddy program to get all new hires acclimated to their role.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We pride ourselves on fostering a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. We continue to build on our wellness initiatives including health fairs, flu shots, and on site doctor visits. Onsite Covid testing weekly.

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