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Backend Software Engineer
TVision Insights, Inc.
7 North Market Street Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109

Backend Software Engineer

Seeking engineers who want to work with an early-stage, venture backed startup in transforming the media industry with data.

Company
TVision is a venture backed ad-tech startup changing the way advertisers and platforms (TV, OTT, Digital) value content and ad  inventory. Founded by a group of MIT and Harvard alumni, TVision uses computer vision and big data analytics to interpret and analyze consumer behavior. We are backed by some of the most prominent VC’s and have won numerous startup awards including: Microsoft Innovation award, Mass Challenge, MIT 100K Pitch Competition.

We are already disrupting the outdated TV advertising industry and we are just getting started.

We have offices in Boston, New York City and Tokyo. We are musicians, marathon runners, data geeks, engineers, and lovers of all things media and technology. Join us!

Learn more about our work in Advertising AgeAd WeekMedia PostForbesFortune and our website.

Primary Job Functions
As a member of the backend development team, you will design and build:
  • the services that monitor our panelist devices, retrieve data from them, and keep them running and healthy
  • algorithms that analyze and process multiple data points per second from thousands of devices
  • the compute infrastructure that runs those algorithms to get accurate, timely, reliable data delivery to our analysts and customers
  • the operational automation and monitoring that lets our team deliver all of that and go home on time!

Qualifications and Skills
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or closely related discipline
  • Knowledge of one or more functional programming languages (e.g. Haskell, Clojure or some LISP, Scala, ML). We are implementing our backend systems primarily in Haskell
  • Knowledge of the Python programming language is highly desirable
  • Experience with RDBMS.
  • Experience with Hadoop or Spark, while not necessary, will be a definite asset.
  • Familiarity with a cloud computing environment such as AWS. Devops experience, either with specific AWS technologies or with more general provisioning tools (Terraform, Chef, Docker), is a major plus.
  • 0 - 5 years of industry experience

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS/MS in Computer Science
  • Knowledge and experience in a high level programming language and environment for numeric data analysis. Python/numpy/pandas is what we use right now, but we would also consider candidates with experience in, for example, Clojure and Incanter or core.matrix.
  • Experience with RDBMS. Experience with columnar stores such as Redshift, and/or data warehouses, is a plus.
  • Experience with Hadoop or Spark, while not necessary, will be a definite asset.
  • Familiarity with a cloud computing environment such as AWS. Devops experience, either with specific AWS technologies or with more general provisioning tools (Terraform, Chef, Docker), is a major plus.
  • 0 - 5 years of industry experience

Communication and Culture

  • Strong communications skills with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Collaborative and enthusiastic about agile development and scrum methodologies.
  • Strong sense of project ownership and personal responsibility.

Employment period
Full-time, Starting immediately

Compensation
Competitive salary, Stock options, Insurance & Commuter benefits

Category: Software Engineering/QA

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