Sr Engineering Manager - DSP

Team Engineering in Remote

Wildlife is one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Besides building amazing games, part of the reason it has been super successful has been its ability to acquire new users more efficiently than other companies. To keep strengthening its user acquisition capabilities and competitive advantages, around 2.5 years ago Wildlife started building its proprietary real-time ad buying technology platform (DSP – Demand Side Platform), which competes in millions of auctions per second against Facebook, Google, and other marketing channels across all mobile in-app ads inventory. 

The DSP's main goal is to leverage Wildlife's first-party data to buy advertising space so we can promote our games more effectively than other marketing channels across all mobile app inventory available.

What you'll do

  • Lead our Backend Engineering team
  • Ensure our ICs deliver high-quality work in time
  • Ensure our ICs grow and succeed – build a growth plan together with them that is actionable, ambitious, and motivating
  • Partner with Data Science and Machine Learning Engineering to ensure we are making the right technical decisions and involving the right people
  • Work with Product to set up a vision for the Engineering team within each squad and ensure we have a robust backlog that maximizes business results
  • Be very hands on, meaning you will spend meaningful time coding and will need to understand deeply how the system works and how to debug it

What you'll need

  • Strong IC track record
  • 3+ years of management experience
  • Experience building data-intensive applications
  • Experience building low-latency, high-throughput, distributed backend services
  • Great communication skills, both written and oral
  • Fluent English

Challenges of the role

  • Scaling a system that needs to manage 1M requests/second while keeping response latency under 100ms and infrastructure costs under control
  • Building a platform that allows Data Scientists to experiment with a lot of flexibility and speed. Essentially, you are in charge of making sure that our Data Scientists are limited only by their ideas, while not compromising the technical requirements of the system
  • Help an already highly talented team continue to grow
  • Identifying the skill gaps we have in the team and ensuring we get it covered, either by developing people or by hiring the right talent, when needed
  • Improve the business performance delivered by our platform

About Wildlife

Wildlife is one of the leading mobile game developers and publishers in the world. We have released more than 60 titles, reaching billions of people around the globe. Today, we have offices in Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, and the United States. Here, we create games that will excite, intrigue, and engage our players for years to come!

Equal Opportunity

Wildlife is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

We're committed to providing accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.

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