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Xandr is a technology platform powering one of the largest global Advanced TV and Video advertising marketplaces in the industry. We scale our business as WarnerMedia people who independently build the Xandr platform and brand. For more than a decade, our data insights, premium content, powerful technology, and scaled direct-to-consumer distribution have given us a competitive edge — leading us to improving advertising for all brands, publishers, and consumers.

How do we do this? With talented, passionate people like you! We bring together people from diverse backgrounds and give them an opportunity to bring their ideas to life. Join our community to Make Advertising Better!

The Job

The DirecTV advertising technology team is seeking two seasoned Senior Software Engineer II to join our growing team. We’re working on a cutting-edge Advertising applications and data platforms built on AWS + Snowflake + Looker.

This role is ideal for an experienced engineer who has a keen interest in working with large data sets to design and develop client facing platforms (measurement, attribution, reports, visualization, data feeds, yield, audience creation) for the complex Media & Advertising industry.   The candidate will have the skills and experience to jump right in and tackle new projects that allow the team to move to DTV from AT&T/Xandr.   They must be a self-starter and proven leader to be able to drive strategic initiatives from ideation, through development and into production; and work cooperatively with internal clients, engineering teams and leadership.

You Will

Responsible for interpreting the requirements of various Big Data analytics, use cases and scenarios, and driving the design and implementation of specific data models to drive better business decisions through insights from a combination of 3rd party and 1st party data assets. Accountable for developing the necessary enablers and data platform in a cloud Big Data Environment and has the responsibility of maintaining its integrity during the life cycle phases. Define data requirements, gather and mine large scale of structured and unstructured data, and validate data by running various data tools in the Cloud Big Data Environment.

Support the standardization, customization, and ad-hoc data analysis, and will develop the mechanisms to ingest, analyze, validate, normalize and clean data. Implement statistical data quality procedures on new data sources, and by applying rigorous iterative data analytics. Supports data scientists in data sourcing and preparation to visualize data and synthesize insights of commercial value. Develop and maintain data engineering best practices and contribute to Insights on data analytics and visualization concepts, methods, and techniques. 

  • Design and develop data applications using selected tools and frameworks as required and requested.
  • Collaborate with Engineers and Business to build intuitive products that address the needs of our customers.
  • Read, extract, transform, stage and load data to selected tools and frameworks as required and requested.
  • Gather and process raw data at scale.
  • Perform tasks such as writing scripts, web scraping, calling APIs, write SQL queries, etc.
  • Work closely with the engineering team to integrate your work into our production systems.
  • Process unstructured data into a form suitable for analysis.  Analyze processed data.
  • Participate in design and code reviews to ensure the quality of the products we deliver.
  • Mentor more junior engineers on designing robust applications and implementing maintainable code.
  • Establish a good working rapport with Development group, System Engineers, Quality Assurance/Testers, and Business users
  • Develop scripts or workflows to facilitate complex ingress processes (currently using Python )
  • Design Participate in Daily Scrum calls as well as quarterly sprint planning sessions to support development efforts

You Have

  • 6 – 10 years of recent experience in data engineering and/or software development, ETL work
  • Master’s Degree or more in Computer Science or a related field strongly encouraged
  • A solid track record of data management showing your flawless execution and attention to detail.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with statistics.
  • Programming experience, ideally in Python, Spark, Scala and a willingness to learn new programming languages to meet goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of data cleaning, wrangling, visualization and reporting, with an understanding of the best, most efficient use of associated tools and applications to complete these tasks.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Media and Advertising Technology
  • Good Understanding of Databases and Datawarehouse tools
  • Deep knowledge of data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, or information retrieval.
  • Object oriented programming language using Scala, SQL, Python, Pyspark, other programming.
  • Experience processing large amounts of structured and unstructured data, including integrating data from multiple sources.
  • A willingness to explore new alternatives or options to solve data mining issues, and utilize a combination of industry best practices, data innovations and your experience to get the job done.

Our Perks

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Flexible time off including volunteer days, vacation, and holidays
  • Professional development resources and education reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • AT&T internet/phone and HBOMax discounts
  • 401k with company match

Our Culture

Xandr strives to foster a diverse, inclusive and engaging work environment. Our inclusivity in action includes:

  • Staying connected and embracing this new normal as we work from home - we may be social distancing but we're #InsideTogether
  • Creating meaningful change for our communities and pathways for future generations of diverse talent through our employee volunteerism efforts
  • Sharing insight and stories on what it’s really like to work here
  • Partnering with organizations to support our commitment to women’s advancement in tech
  • Providing accommodations for persons with disabilities, both for interviewees and for employees. Should you require an accommodation, please let us know and we’ll make arrangements


Xandr, its products and its executives have received several prestigious awards. In 2020 alone, Cablefax's annual The Faxies awards named Xandr’s EVP and GM Innovator of the Year and the Xandr technology organization Tech Team of the Year. In the same year, seven female executives were included in the Cynopsis list of Top Women in Media, and several of its products, innovations and client partnerships were recognized by esteemed outlets globally, including AdExchanger, Digiday, The Drum, ExchangeWire and Cynopsis. Concurrently, the company’s dedication to corporate social responsibility was recognized in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas issue. Xandr was also included on Business Insider's Hottest AdTech Companies list in 2019 and 2018. 

Xandr is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Job ID 2171021 Date posted 11/19/2021
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