Director Engineering, Monetization
Quixey - Mountain View, CA

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Engineering Director, Monetization, Mountain View, CA –
Quixey

In this key leadership position,
reporting to the EVP Engineering, you will lead the engineering
efforts for monetizing Quixey’s unique App Search Platform. You and
your team will build and scale our Monetization Platform and Services
to ensure high-quality ad targeting for multi-language queries from
all over the world. Your work will include collaborating with various
internal teams at Quixey to architect and integrate the monetization
system to leverage Quixey Search, recommendation and data services
while ensuring a high-performance, scalable platform. This position
provides you the perfect opportunity to grow, develop and enhance your
career as we continue to build a great company.

As the Director of Engineering, Monetization, you will:
Be wildly proactive and responsible in understanding and
meeting the business requirements and customer needs described by
your Product Team counterparts
Drive the design,
implementation and maintenance of the core back-end software
components for monetization using a combination of 3rd party, open
source, and internally developed components for areas such as:

  • Ad serving and
  • Integration with Ad
Networks
  • Ad Targeting
  • Marketplaces,
Pricing and RTB/Bid Optimization
  • Creative
Optimization
  • Campaign Management
-
Analytics
  • Supply-side, Demand-side tools
-
End-user interfaces including Self-serve

Work closely with Architecture, Tools & Infrastructure and
Front-End Development teams to develop Quixey’s monetization
components, features and functions. You will ensure alignment with
Quixey’s overall architectural directions, use established services
and internal API’s and collaborate to ensure end-user experiences
that meet the needs of both the B2B and B2C audiences and generate
revenues
Meet customer, technical, product and system
requirements of the business and ensure Quixey offerings meet or
perform better than agreed up on service level agreements
(SLAs)
Evaluate and leverage third-party and open source
solutions wherever possible as alternative to increasing
time-to-market while ensuring that these technologies and services
are in-line with rapidly changing business requirements and
maintaining focus on cost containment and efficient operations

Hire and manage a team of passionate, creative and high
commitment engineering professionals that thrive on the challenge
and responsibility of owning the revenue producing
Provide
first level management of the Monetization Engineering Team
including leadership of Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups and
participation in Architecture, Design and Code Reviews both for
monetization and across Quixey Engineering as needed

Provide visibility regarding Monetization Development Plans and
related requirements to other Engineering stakeholders such as
Search Engineering and Science, Tools & Infrastructure and
Product Operations to ensure alignment and dependency identification
across development teams
Develop weekly management reports,
participate in the development and refinement of our near and
long-term software development practices, actively engage in
Engineering Product and Organizational Planning

As the Director, Engineering, Monetization, you

should have:
BS/MS in Computer Science

10+ years proven experience leading teams responsible for
complex Back-end and Front-end Software Development, including 5+
years developing Advertising and related Monetization Systems and
Applications in Cloud-based, Web/Mobile Web environment

Proven success developing software in a high-volume, highly
scalable and fault-tolerant environment
Comfortable
operating within modern Software Development Lifecycle, experience
with Scrum and Agile Methodologies strongly preferred

Excellent understanding of Object-Oriented Architecture, Design
and Development
Excellent Java programming skills and
knowledge of Python or other scripting languages such as Ruby or
JavaScript is required
Experience developing in AWS
environment a strong plus
Proven competency hiring,
staffing, project planning and management of short and long-running
initiatives involving complex software, internal and third-party
partner coordination and leading Engineering for major Monetization
Partner Campaign launches
Agility to contribute to multiple
projects / demands simultaneously and thrive in a highly productive
and customer focused environment
Ability to understand
business problems and apply creative solutions and remedies

The ability to learn new concepts, ideas and technology quickly
and be a strong team player
Strong collaboration and
communication skills and detail-orientation with strong
documentation skills
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills and with ability to lead and manage technical
meetings, design sessions etc.
Demonstrated capacity for
work with both energy and endurance during long stretches of time
and within periods of work overload
Strong leadership
abilities with a track record of delivering exception results and
building world-class teams

In Engineering, we practice Agile/Scrum methodology and most of our
software is developed in Java and Python. Our infrastructure is based
on AWS and our stack includes software such as Ubuntu, Nginx, Hadoop,
Hive, Pig, SQL and Kafka. Our software development is supported by
tools such as IntelliJ, Emacs, Confluence, JIRA, Git, and Jenkins.

About Quixey

Quixey is The Search Engine for Apps. Imagine a world where you can
find the perfect app that does exactly what you want, when you want it
– we’re building that world. Quixey’s proprietary
Functional SearchTM is intuitive; users describe
what they want to do, and Quixey finds apps that do it. Quixey powers
app search for major manufacturers, carriers, search engines and
web-sites across the globe. We’re well funded, backed by world-class
investors and are on track to power a billion queries per month.
We’re looking for passionate people who can make big things happen
and have fun doing it. If you are that person, then we want to meet
you!

We do everything we can to help you do your

best work:
Three healthy catered meals a day, including vegetarian and
Kosher meals
Fridges stocked with high-quality food and
drinks
Company sponsored internal hackathons during normal
business hours
A fun, creative and inspiring work
environment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national
origin.

Please Note: Principals only
please. Agency resumes are not accepted unless assigned by the
Director People Operations and Talent Acquisition at Quixey and will
be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.

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