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Backend Data Engineer


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Backend Data Engineer

Portsmouth, NH, New York, NY, or Remote -- $130k - $180k

Podsights is a small, distributed organization seeking a software engineer to join the team. A little about us, a little about what we believe and what we are looking for.

Podsights is a reporting and attribution platform for podcast advertising. We likely work with your favorite podcast publisher and handle over 100M web events with 75M downloads a month.

Our mission is to grow the podcast industry. Far too many brands try a podcast advertising campaign and churn. Or worse: they don't enter the market at all. By providing tools for brands to optimize results, we can encourage more investment in podcast advertising, and by proxy to podcasters.

We sit in an interesting position between publishers and brands, so there is a lot of data moving around, and we're looking for an engineer who can get excited about wrangling all this data. Our stack relies on Python, Go, and Apache Beam, and as an early member of a growing team, you'll have a lot of impact on how this stack scales and evolves.

From the attribution pipeline to the podcast download pipeline, there are plenty of challenges to tackle in providing a robust, real-time stream of data. Our customers stick with us because we organize their data with strong UX, and our data pipelines are the foundation of that.

The podcasting industry has seen a lot of growth in the past few years, and we believe it has more room to grow. Beyond growth, podcasting presents some interesting problems to work on around its decentralized, RSS-based nature, and the various ways people can listen. This is a great opportunity to be hands-on with an evolving medium.

We believe that where you went to school has little bearing on your performance as a software engineer. Where you live isn't a proxy for talent. Your current employer provides low signal about your future potential.

At Podsights, we look for ambition and curiosity. We love engineers that aren't solely interested in the craft of developing software. Want to start a company of your own one day? Yes, we want to talk. Interested in the business side of software? Tell us more.

We want curious engineers. You take things apart and see how they work.

Ideally, you'll have 3+ years of experience as a software engineer, including experience working with large amounts of data at scale.

Our current stack includes Python, Google Cloud (Dataflow, Cloud Functions, Spanner, etc.), React, Apollo, Go, Node, and potentially whatever you bring to the table.

Our team consists of members of Embedly (acquired by Medium) and How Stuff Works. You can learn more about us here: podsights.com/team

If the above interests you, we'd love to hear from you! We’re less worried about a resume (linkedin is fine), but more importantly, tell us about your ideal next role.
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