Job Description

Senior Backend Software Engineer (Remote) If you are interested in applying for this job, please make sure you meet the following requirements as listed below.Venatus is a global advertising technology platform, focused on gaming and entertainment. Founded in 2010, Venatus was created to provide advertisers with direct access to gaming audiences. As the gaming ecosystem expanded, Venatus has remained at the forefront of the industry, gaining unique access to gaming and esports publishers for global brands.Venatus exclusively represents the direct, and programmatic, ad sales for EA, Rovio and many other gaming, entertainment and lifestyle sites. Venatus is committed to creating meaningful connections between publishers, advertisers and audiences through a combination of market innovation, data insight and high-quality service working across display, mobile, rich media and video. Now in our 11th year of business, Venatus has offices in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Seoul with plans to expand into new territories.What we’re looking for:We are looking for a Senior Java developer to join our team to work on our industry-leading advertising technology platform which enables advanced advertising capabilities on hundreds of top-tier websites globally to tens of millions of users daily.You'll be joining a welcoming and dynamic team located around the world as you take a leading role in defining, building and iterating on our backend systems, the foundation of our business.You will work closely with a mix of other backend engineers, as well as the other engineering teams, product, and data teams.This can be a fully remote position with the successful candidate located +/- 3 hours of London timezone.Requirements:Senior-level experience programming in core JavaExperience writing multi-threaded code, building distributed and scalable systems and low-latency environmentsExperience writing code optimised for high load, big data environmentsExperience working in containerised (Kubernetes, Docker) applicationsExperience in one or more of the following functional areas:Building and maintaining APIs and RESTful servicesBuilding and maintaining automated jobs and services (Cron)ETL data pipeline development (data extraction, data formatting, and data loading)Ability to analyse and refactor legacy codeAbility to identify and fix technical debtExperience in writing high-quality, robust code involving approaches such as unit testing, code coverage, and static code analysisEnthusiasm, pragmatism, and humility. You’re good with people, communicating clearly and respectfully in a way that’s appropriate to your audience. You ask the right questions and avoid making assumptionsExperience with GitHub, code reviews, pull requests and agile methodologiesWhat the job involves:Once you are onboarded, owning the long-term strategy of technological growth in one or more backend system componentsResearching and proposing potential new technologies that can move our stack forward, then communicating them to the engineering and product teamsTaking ownership of the backend code base, working to ensure our platform is up to date and delivering value to our clientsImproving our applications and maintaining a high standard of our technologies across multiple devices, locales and disciplinesProviding technical guidance and mentorship to junior members of the team as neededPerforming peer reviews on source code to ensure reuse, scalability, and the use of best practicesParticipating in collaborative technical discussions that focus on software user experience, design, architecture, and developmentAdditional info about the role:Our backend tech stack includes: Java, Kubernetes and Docker, TeamCity, AWSOur data stack includes a proprietary Java-based ETL which feeds into Clickhouse, and Metabase for BISome of the many benefits offered for this role: A competitive salary and excellent career opportunities in a growing, international company25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays and your birthday offTeam building daysOption to buy and sell annual leave allowanceIf you feel you have the right skills and experience to succeed in this role, please get in touch! We’d love to meet and talk further.We’re committed to the belief that the best ideas are born from broad, inclusive minds that span all races, religions, ethnicities, genders and orientations - and that the happiest workplaces are made up of those who feel comfortable and confident to be their very bestselves. By employing a mixture of talent that fairly represents the creativity of our industry and the wider world, we can achieve both. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any concerns about the application process, please contact us.Please note, we're not currently looking to work with recruitment agencies or consultants for this role.