Principal Engineer, Ad Platform

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Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
A few days at home
Skills & expertise
Communication skills
Collaboration and teamwork


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Job description

Ogury is a global adtech company that delivers Personified Advertising solutions grounded in privacy to brands, agencies and publishers by focusing on targeting personas, not people.


We deliver relevant audiences at scale and on quality publisher inventory thanks to our exclusive data, which is meticulously collected and crafted from millions of self-declared customer surveys, enriched with billions of impactful data points, and refined by AI. This results in audience insights and performance not available through any other AdTech platform.


Founded in 2014, Ogury is a global organization with a diverse team of 500+ people across 17 countries.


At Ogury, our vision unites us all. But we know that it takes people from all walks of life to come together and make it happen. We embrace and celebrate what makes us different, creating a unique and winning culture where everyone feels safe, has access to the same opportunities, and is excited about bringing their most authentic self to work. Everyday. 


Together we’re changing the face of adtech with values that inspire excellence, standards that encourage a leadership mindset, and an inclusive workplace where Ogurians are engaged and know they belong.

About the Role

As a Principal Engineer at Ogury, you will be a key player in shaping the backend architecture and development processes. You will lead a talented team of backend and full stack software engineers, leveraging your expertise to build scalable and efficient large-scale distributed systems. If you are passionate about creating high-performance systems and have an understanding of AdTech, we invite you to join our dynamic team in Paris. 

The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of experience in building and optimizing large-scale distributed systems, possess strong leadership skills, have a proven history of mentorship, and demonstrate proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as Golang/Scala.

What you will be doing

  • Lead the design, development, and optimization of robust and large scale distributed systems, improving infrastructure and microservices.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to evolve the architecture behind Ogury’s AdTech products.
  • We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, the list goes on and is growing every day.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies in AdTech to drive continuous improvement in our solutions.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the engineers that work on our delivery stack and other parts of our transactional processing stacks.
  • Conduct code reviews and ensure adherence to coding standards for maintaining high-quality backend code.
  • Identify and implement strategies for optimizing backend performance to ensure efficient and low-latency data processing and delivery.
  • Work on improving system reliability and scalability to meet the demands of our dynamic AdTech environment.
  • Collaborate with product managers, frontend engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless integration between the frontend and backend systems.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative engineering culture within the team.
  • Facilitate alignment and clarity across teams on goals, outcomes, and timelines.
  • About you

  • Strong experience in backend development and demonstrated success developing in Golang and Scala.
  • Provide technical leadership on high-impact projects.
  • Influence and coach a distributed team of engineers.
  • Facilitate alignment and clarity across teams on goals, outcomes, and timelines.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
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    Benefits vary by location but you can expect:

    Competitive salary

    Health Insurance via Willis Towers Watson.

    Flexible approach to working hours and location.

    Keeping our Ogurians happy and healthy is a priority for us, so we offer access to both physical and mental health and wellbeing benefits.

    Company family mutuelle.

    25 days holiday plus an extra 10 days.

    Look after your family with a life assurance plan.

    Daily lunch voucher.

    Modern and collaborative working space in central Paris.

    CSE benefits.

    At Ogury we are a group of creative thinkers and action-takers that thrive in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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