Software Engineer, Backend

At Lightout (YC W18), we're building a high-tech outdoor media company by innovating at the intersection of hardware (displays, sensors) and software (new formats, hyperlocal targeting, self-serve purchasing). Our first product is digital displays placed on gig-economy cars (Uber, Lyft, etc.), that let advertisers run hypertargeted campaigns and help drivers increase their income.

We are looking for a technically-strong engineer to join as a foundational member of our small team. As one of our first engineers, you will work on core backend service and be responsible for building and scaling our entire system.

  • Developing an ad serving system that can rank and filter campaigns in milliseconds.
  • Scale analytics services that can process increasing volumes of data in real-time.
  • Build models to forecast capacity and manage ad inventory.
  • Develop services and database schemas for display management.
  • Design and scale architecture to enable new features for web and mobile apps.

  • 3+ years experience building scalable services (you should care about writing clean and maintainable code).
  • Experience with Microservices, Container and Streaming technologies (bonus if you have experience with geolocation data).
  • A self-starter: you have started something on your own before - a startup, an open-source project, something else.
  • Good team player, communicator, and future mentor.

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