Senior Backend Engineer, Data

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Madhive is the leading tech company engineered for modern TV advertising. Advertisers seamlessly customize and automate the OTT buying process into an operating system with our self-service platform. Powered by our industry-leading bidder and device graph that processes 260 billion available ad opportunities per day, we deliver precise, brand-safe, audience connections efficiently at scale.

We are seeking a Senior Software Engineer specializing in data pipelining and modeling. You will play a crucial role in designing, developing, and maintaining our data infrastructure. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to build robust, scalable, and efficient data pipelines, ensuring high data quality and reliability. Your expertise in ETL processes, Airflow, Streaming, Warehousing, and database technologies will drive our data initiatives forward.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and implement data pipelines for ingesting, processing, and transforming large volumes of data.
  • Develop and maintain data models to support analytical and reporting needs.
  • Optimize data pipelines for performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Implement real-time data streaming solutions using streaming technologies.
  • Create and manage ETL processes to extract, transform, and load data from various sources into data stores.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot data pipeline and ETL issues.
  • Evaluate, select, and implement columnar and store databases that best-fit project requirements.
  • Understand the tradeoffs between different database technologies and make informed decisions.
  • Perform database optimization and tuning for efficient data retrieval and storage.
  • Collaborate closely with data scientists, analysts, and other engineering teams to understand data requirements and deliver solutions.
  • Document data pipelines, models, and ETL processes for knowledge sharing and troubleshooting.
  • Promote and enforce best practices in data engineering and data governance.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation schedule to provide timely response and support for engineering-related issues outside of regular business hours, ensuring the continuous operation of critical systems and infrastructure.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in software engineering with a focus on data engineering.
  • Strong proficiency in data pipelining and modeling, including experience with tools like Apache Airflow.
  • In-depth knowledge of data streaming technologies, especially Apache Kafka.
  • Expertise in designing and implementing ETL processes.
  • Proficiency in SQL and NoSQL databases, understanding the tradeoffs between different types.
  • Experience with columnar and store databases.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, GCP, or Azure is a plus.

Examples of systems our teams build:

  • We deal with massive amounts of data here at Madhive. To use it, we need the ability to move it around, aggregate, maintain, and turn it into usable information that powers our platform.
  • External & internal APIs that enable frictionless integration within our platform, ranging from custom reporting for ad-hoc analysis to platform APIs for programmatic activation of programmatic ad campaigns, and much more!
  • Our stack lives in the warm embrace of GCP. Our engineers are language agnostic, but core technologies for our backend include Golang, gRPC, BigQuery, Postgres, Airflow, Bigtable, Docker, Spanner, Firebase, Kubernetes, and Terraform.

The approximate compensation range is $200,000 to $250,000 The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.

Madhive has been made aware of fraudulent emails that may appear to be from Madhive or a legitimate recruiter acting on our behalf. Please be aware that Madhive would never ask for sensitive or personal information via e-mail. All official Madhive communications will come from an address ending in OR [email protected].

Please reach out to [email protected] if you are concerned about the legitimacy of an outreach by our company.

Please be advised that we will NOT be using third party recruiting agencies for this search.
Madhive is a dynamic, diverse, innovative, and friendly place to work. We embrace our differences and believe they fuel our creativity. We come from varied backgrounds and think that’s important. But whether it’s taking ideas from previous lives and applying them in different ways or creating something completely new, we are all trail-blazing team players who think big and want to make an impact. 

Here are just some of the many benefits of becoming a Madhive employee:

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance: Your health is number 1, so we offer 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance starting on day 1 for yourself and any dependents.

Family Forming Benefits: Madhive offers inclusive fertility and family-forming benefits that cover all paths to parenthood — whether it is adoption, surrogacy,  fertility treatments, pregnancy, or anything related through a partnership with Carrot Fertility.  The benefit includes free access to Carrot membership services and employer-sponsored funds of up to $10,000 to help pay for your care.

401(K) Matching: Madhive's generous  401(K)  plan offers a contribution equal to 100% of eligible employee contributions up to 5% annually. There is no vesting period, and all full-time employees can participate immediately upon their hire date.

Unlimited Vacation: We offer Unlimited PTO plus additional paid company holidays.

Parental Leave: We believe that family comes first, so we provide parental leave to all new parents. 

Food All Day: Fully stocked refrigerator and lunch are provided every day that you're in the office!

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An Insider's view of Madhive

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance has been made a priority since I started at Madhive, made clear by managers, directors, and senior leadership. Beyond flexible working hours, and encouraged time off, Madhive understands and accepts the necessity of flexibility in people’s lives. Teams consistently jump in and support through the planned and unplanned life events.


Associate, Client Success Mgr

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I love how Madhive prioritizes maintaining the small company dynamic while continuing to grow. I constantly find myself collaborating with colleagues across all facets of the company and working on various projects stemming from outside of the Product Org. This unique exposure to different viewpoints and backgrounds makes everyday unique and fun!


Senior Manager, Data Solutions

How does the company support your career growth?

Madhive allocates $1k/year for Professional Development, allowing me to take courses and certifications to strengthen my skills. Leaders ask about my career goals, leverage 1:1s and Performance Reviews to help me set attainable goals. Everyone is focused on learning and improving, and they are all so generous with their knowledge and support!


Manager, Agile Coach

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our core value 'Embody the Maverick Mindset' highlights that creativity and bold decision making is fundamental to who Madhive is as an organization. Leaders are hired to work in service of their teams and give individuals the space to own their roles and innovate. We are coaches and sounding boards to bring out the best in our people.


Chief People Officer

What are some social events your company does?

Madhive's social calendar is very active! With team specific and company-wide events, both virtual and in-person, there is always an opportunity to connect and build relationships across the company. Lunch Roulette, Trivia nights, creative happy hours, and more, allow for you and your coworkers to have fun and get to know one another better!


Employee Engagement Associate

What are Madhive Perks + Benefits

Madhive Benefits Overview

Madhive is a dynamic, diverse, innovative and friendly place to work. We embrace our differences and believe they fuel our creativity. We come from varied backgrounds and know that’s important to achieving success. But whether it’s taking ideas from previous experiences and applying them in different ways or creating something completely new, we are all trail-blazing team players who think big and strive to make an impact.

Volunteer in local community
Madhive hosts initiatives all year round for our employees to volunteer, donate, and get involved with the local community, such as an in office backpack drive or a trip to the soup kitchen.
Partners with nonprofits
Madhive partners with organizations across a variety of causes, inclusive of Hunger Relief Efforts, Civil Rights Groups and more.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Madhive offers a flexible schedule to support working parents.
Remote work program
Our flexible remote work program allows employees to work from home as needed.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
We have ERGs dedicated to the AAPI & LGBTQ+ communities, moms and women, with more launching soon. Madhive fully supports employees who want to create any ERG so they have a safe space to connect.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer with a focus on inclusive culture and diversity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Madhive employees can choose to contribute annually to their FSA or Health Care Savings Account (HSA) depending on the health care plan they enroll in.
Disability insurance
Madhive provides all full-time employees with Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance coverage of up to 50% of your earnings.
Dental insurance
Madhive's dental plans all cover 100% of the cost of preventative care, including a high option plan that has a $3,500 annual benefit maximum for dental and $3,500 lifetime maximum for orthodontia.
Vision insurance
The vision benefits include a low exam copay for in-network providers and covers a portion annually toward frames.
Health insurance
Madhive covers up to 100% of premiums for individual employees and their dependents for a variety of plans that includes no or low deductible options.
Life insurance
Madhive provides employees with basic term life and AD&D insurance coverage in the amount of $50,000. Supplemental plans are also available for a small fee.
Pet insurance
Madhive employees can enroll in MetLife pet insurance for managing costly veterinarian expenses including accidents, illness, and wellness. You can enroll in pet insurance at any time during the year
Wellness programs
Madhive offers a variety of wellness initiatives for employees to participate in such as Yoga, Meditation, Soundbath, and Vision Board workshops.
Team workouts
Madhive offers group workouts such as yoga, and a gym for all employees to utilize, free of cost, at our NYC Office.
Mental health benefits
Madhive partners with TriNet to provide mental health programs to all full-time employees through medical insurance. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program.
Abortion travel benefits
Madhive partners with Carrot Fertility to offer abortion travel reimbursement for those states impacted.
Financial & Retirement
Employees can enroll for a 401k at anytime through the Empower website linked via TriNet. There is no vesting schedule, fully vested 100% from day one.
401(K) matching
Madhive offers a 401(K) matching plan for FTE. Madhive will match 100% of contributions up to 5%.
Company equity
Madhive offers equity to its' full-time employees. The option will vest monthly over four years with a one-year cliff.
Performance bonus
Madhive's bonus structure varies each year based on both company performance and the financial goals of the company. Percentages are performance based to ensure an equitable distribution of the funds.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Primary caregivers may be eligible for 12 weeks of paid leave; secondary caregivers may be eligible for 4 weeks of paid leave. Our unlimited PTO provides flexibility for parents who do not qualify.
Family medical leave
Eligible employees can take up to twelve (12) weeks a year. Employees may take PFL leave continuously or in full day increments intermittently.
Adoption Assistance
We offer employees Carrot Health and Family Planning Benefits up to $10,000 lifetime benefit towards adoption assistance.
Company sponsored family events
Madhive hosts an annual Bring your Kid(s) to work day.
Fertility benefits
Madhive partners with Carrot Fertility to provide family planning benefits up to a $10,000 lifetime benefit.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Madhive offers Paid VTO (Volunteer Time Off) one day per calendar year to encourage employees to give back to their communities.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Madhive provides ALL employees with paid sick and safe leave in accordance with all applicable state and local laws.
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Madhive offers at least 16 company-wide paid days off. This includes the final week of the year, as a company-wide vacation.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Madhive offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees for transit.
Company-sponsored outings
Madhive is proud to offer an annual Summer Celebration as our company-wide gathering for all full-time employees to come together and celebrate our accomplishments.
Free daily meals
Madhive offers a daily $25 GrubHub Lunch credit for employees working from the Madhive HQ.
Free snacks and drinks
Madhive HQ has a fully stocked kitchen and pantry including an unlimited variety of snacks and beverages.
Some meals provided
Madhive offers monthly social dining for employees both in person and remote.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted monthly in our NYC office, off-site and virtually for remote employees.
Pet friendly
Madhive's HQ is pet-friendly and fully equipped with dog beds and treats!
Recreational clubs
Madhive hosts Summer sports leagues, most recently, kickball!
Relocation assistance
For some roles we offer relocation assistance. We also offer the option to work from home for most positions. Around 40% of our employee’s work remotely for Madhive in states across the country.
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Madhive offers all full-time employees a $1,000 Home Office Stipend in order to be fully equipped with an at-home office.
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Madhive fosters a culture of perpetual growth by offering a $1,000 Professional Development Benefit to provide employees with the opportunity to challenge themselves and push their careers forward.
Tuition reimbursement
Madhive offers employees a $1,000 Professional Development Benefit, which can be applied to tuition.
Lunch and learns
Madhive offers lunch and learns on a variety of topics in order to provide ongoing learning opportunities for our employees.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Madhive fosters a culture of perpetual growth by offering a $1,000 Professional Development Benefit to provide employees with the opportunity to challenge themselves and push their careers forward.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Madhive fosters a culture of perpetual growth by offering a $1,000 Professional Development Benefit to provide employees with the opportunity to challenge themselves and push their careers forward.
Apprenticeship programs
Madhive offers an annual paid Summer Internship Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Every year we reevaluate our benefits programs and perks and consider what we want to change or add in order to ensure we provide the best possible experience for our employees. For example, this past year we partnered with Carta to provide a tax-advisory benefit for employees which provides unlimited free 1:1 tax-advisory sessions with a tax attorney or CPA.
We believe that in order to ensure we are providing our employees with a phenomenal experience we must lead with empathy, honesty and accountability. Our grass rooted Employee Resource Groups provide amazing opportunities for group members and allies to get involved within the community, learn and have fun. We currently have 6 ERGs and that number continues to grow.

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