Principal Tech Lead, Ads Engineering

 Published 21 days ago
 United States
 150000 - 250000
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About the Role:

Our Ads Eng team is building out the Ads Ecosystem at Tubi to help advertisers reach their target audience as well as users to enjoy their favorite content for free. You will work with Tubi’s Machine Learning and Data Science teams to build distributed systems that place ads most optimally on Tubi apps through sophisticated algorithms on ad delivery pacing and planning. As a lead engineer, you will be responsible for developing and delivering high-quality advertising products, collaborating with other teams, and leading a team of engineers. The ideal candidate will have a passion for advertising technology, solving loosely defined problems and leading engineering teams. You will also improve the way we deploy and operate our services and even contribute to open-source projects. 


  • Empower your team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability, and simplicity 
  • Hands-on design and development of high throughput, and/or low latency distributed systems
  • Identify and mitigate technical debt and other risks to the product
  • Prioritize stories based on business impact and feasibility
  • Work with other Tubi leaders to lead developer productivity best practices
  • Help engineers advance in their careers and grow through 1:1s and mentoring
  • Partner with Tubi’s talent acquisition team to attract and hire top-tier engineering talent
  • Stay up-to-date with advertising technology trends and best practices


  • 10+ years of industry experience designing and developing scalable distributed systems with one or more JVM languages (Scala, Java, Kotlin). We use Scala. 
  • 5+ years of experience with SQL, cache and noSQL databases as well as message brokers
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical leadership role; overseeing people and projects
  • Deep understanding of JVM systems ie memory models, concurrency
  • Deep understanding in adtech: serving, targeting, and/or measurement technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ownership, pursuit to do things the right way, and self-motivation to learn and adapt


  • Experience with Akka technologies
  • Experience with kubernetes/kustomization, terraform and other infra tools
  • Experience with data engineering tools

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