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Platform Engineering Lead

Vertical Mass is seeking a Platform Engineering Lead with a proven track record in the design, development and operation of cloud-based, scalable, high-performance microservice and serverless core technology platforms incorporating a large-scale, real-time data pipeline. This is a hands-on leadership/development position which includes managing and leading other platform engineers as the team grows.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, leads and actively participates in all platform-related projects, including technical requirements gathering, resource allocation, design and documentation, scheduling, deployment, maintenance, and status reporting.
  • Designs, implements and maintains microservices and serverless APIs for data ingestion, crawling, integration, messaging, queueing, reporting, and metadata processing.
  • ​Loves tackling complex problems in distributed computing, fault tolerant storage, distributed queuing, and more.

Skills We're Looking For:

  • Strong skills and experience designing, developing and supporting complex, scalable, high-traffic, high-availability, layered platform architectures with an emphasis on back-end services.
  • Strong skills and experience with microservices, RESTful Web Services, Queueing Systems, and integration APIs.
  • Experience or a desire to learn new stack technologies such as Go, Docker, Kinesis, SQS, AeroSpike and Redshift.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, teamwork and documentation skills.
  • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

About Vertical Mass

Vertical Mass is an exciting, venture-backed start-up operating the only data platform and marketplace for exclusive audiences in sports, music and entertainment. Our data management platform allows any of our partners to aggregate data on their fans across dozens of digital platforms and turn them into a strong performing marketing opportunity. Vertical Mass works with 300+ of the top talent and companies in the world, including 75 of the top 100 pages on Facebook as well as Fortune 500 brands P&G, PepsiCo, FOX, Universal Pictures and dozens more.

Our proprietary technology and unparalleled relationships with top companies in music, entertainment and sports have created a truly unique advertising opportunity, proven stronger by the case studies and revenue already accrued to the business.

Backed by prominent VCs and run by a very lean team with a proven track record building scalable technology platforms, you have a very unique opportunity to join the core team at the ground floor and play a huge role building the next great data company.

 

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