Big Data Engineer-Advertising Optimization Team

Location: Raleigh, NC

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Company Description

Valassis (a Vericast company) is seeking a highly motivated Big Data Software Engineer. The ideal candidate is energized by the thought of developing new system stacks and tools for big data ingestion, processing, and analytics on a multi-petabyte infrastructure. This individual will work on team of talented engineers responsible for the optimization of ad serving for our clients. They will develop products that help determine what to buy, when to buy it, and how much to spend on ad placements.

Who are we?

Valassis Digital is a leading digital marketing intelligence company, providing a best-in-class data management platform and online and offline targeting capabilities that fuel superior display advertising and expanded media offerings, such as in-store campaign solutions, for advertising clients. Through proprietary technology, Valassis Digital creates meaningful marketing and advertising impact for businesses – from planning, delivery, and attribution. Valassis Digital taps into meaningful, actionable insights that drive better campaign performance.

What's in it for you?

Vericast offers a generous total rewards benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k matching, long-term cash incentives program, and PTO allowance. A wide variety of additional benefits like life insurance, employee assistance and pet insurance are also available!

Job Description
  • Design, develop, and maintain the software and systems that drive our Display Advertising systems
  • Extend our big data platform by researching and applying new big data technologies and stacks to solve business problems
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary projects with our applications and analytics teams
  • Maintain our big data platform by diagnosing, predicting, and correcting scaling problems
  • Contribute to our team’s growing set of development platforms, tools, and processes·

Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in Java, Scala, and Python
  • Hands on experience with Spark preferred
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies is preferred
  • Excellent communications skills across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to gather requirements, develop, test, and deploy software

  • BS in Computer Science (Required)
  • 3+ years of professional software experience
  • Experience developing Java/Scala/Python applications in a big data environment

Additional Information

All team members are responsible for demonstrating the company's Core Values at all times and for using Performance Excellence principles to continuously improve effectiveness, efficiency, products, and services. This includes, but is not limited to, participating on improvement teams, recommending and implementing improvement ideas, and participating in training and other activities to keep up to date on processes, information, etc.
All team members are responsible for supporting and complying with internal and external audits, to include providing information, performing assigned tasks to ensure compliance, and preparing and maintaining evidence that key duties identified as internal controls have been performed.
All team members are responsible for supporting and complying with safety and security policies to promote a healthy working environment.
Vericast is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made.


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