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Backend Java Software Engineer

Outbrain / Netanya / Engineering & Modelling
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Job Overview

Outbrain’s backend guild is looking for a top-notch Java developer who will shape the technology of the world’s top content recommendation network.

Our principles

  • Each team is highly autonomous and owns its own services. You develop, you deploy, you wake up at night when your code breaks.

  • Production code that we decided is going to stay with us, must be safeguarded by unit and integration tests, pass static analysis, go through a gradual deployment process and be automatically monitored for business KPIs. Quality is king.

  • Peer review through pull requests is our bread and butter.

  • Use the right tool for the job. Don’t blindly follow the latest fad, but always be on the lookout for what’s out there.

  • Our scale

  • We require thousands of servers across multiple data centers to serve our traffic.

  • > 10k Kubernetes pods.

  • Many dozens of services and data stores are accessed for each served request. We have a Netflix style micro services architecture where all pieces must fit together to deliver on performance and correctness.

  • Who you are

    • B.Sc. in Computer Science / Mathematics or related degrees; graduate-level degrees is a plus

    • 3+ Years of proven industrial experience in Java software development; Scala/Kotlin experience is a plus

    • Experience in developing large-scale data-intensive systems, preferably Web systems

    • Experience in bringing advanced algorithms to production

    • Ability to work in an agile development environment

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    • Familiarity with one or more of the following is an advantage: Spring, Hadoop, Hive, Cassandra, Kafka, Spark, ElasticSearch

    • Experience in research and data analysis in the industry is an advantage

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    Outbrain is the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web. A third of the world’s Internet-connected population explore and discover information through our feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetize their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

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