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Backend Engineer: Retail Media (Remote)

Lisbon, Portugal
Remote

About Us

Constructor powers product search and discovery for some of the largest retailers in the world, like Sephora and Petco. We serve billions of requests every day, and you’ve probably seen our results somewhere and used our product without knowing it. We differentiate ourselves by focusing on metrics over features, and reinventing search and discovery from the ground up as a machine learning challenge with the specific goal of improving metrics like revenue. We have grown several hundred percent YoY for the last 2 years and have customers in every eCommerce vertical, around the world, and spanning many languages.

We’re a passionate team of technologists who love solving problems and want to make our customers’ and coworkers’ lives better. We value empathy, openness, curiosity, continuous improvement, and are excited by metrics that matter. We believe that empowering everyone in a company to do what they think is best can lead to great things.

About the Team

The Retail Media team is building a platform for connecting e-commerce retailers and brands. In a nutshell, retail media is the product that allows a brand to buy a placement within our customer’s search, browse, recommendations, collections, or quizzes results. A comprehensive retail media platform integrates seamlessly with online retailers, offering advanced targeting, bidding, and analytics capabilities. This platform aims to enhance ad visibility, optimize ad placement, and provide robust performance analytics. We're a passionate team of cross-functional engineers who love challenges and want to make people’s lives better. We value openness, curiosity, continuous improvement, and great code. We believe that empowering everyone in a company to do what they think is best can lead to great things. 

The Retail Media team is new and looking for Senior engineers who will help us build backend services, integrate with data warehouse and other services managing results order, and more.

About the Job

The primary focus of this job is to design, deliver & maintain web services in close collaboration with other engineers.

  • Build / deploy / support services using Python and FastAPI
  • Write AWS CloudFormation scripts, Jenkins jobs, Github actions following best industry standards
  • Set up service observability, monitoring metrics, and alerting (Prometheus, Grafana, PagerDuty, AWS CloudWatch)
  • Implement CI/CD pipelines and separate stability testing
  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical business partners to develop / update functionalities
  • Communicate with stakeholders within and outside the team

Requirements

  • Strong computer science background & familiarity with networking principles.
  • Experience in designing, developing & maintaining highload real-time services.
  • Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like CloudFormation or Terraform for managing cloud resources.
  • Hands-on experience with setting up and improving CI/CD pipelines.
  • Proficiency in Python.
  • Experience in server-side coding for web services, and a good understanding of API design principles.
  • Skilled in setting up and managing observability tools like Prometheus, Grafana, and integrating alert systems like PagerDuty.
  • Familiarity with Service-Oriented Architecture, knowledge of communication protocols like protobuf.
  • Experience with NoSQL and relational databases, distributed systems, and caching solutions (MySQL/PostgreSQL, ClickHouse/Athena).
  • Experience with any of the major public cloud service providers: AWS, Azure, GCP.
  • Experience collaborating in cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent English communication skills.
  • Ideal candidate has previous experience building ad tech solutions.

Benefits

  • 🏝️ Unlimited vacation time -we strongly encourage all of our employees take at least 3 weeks per year
  • 💰 A competitive compensation package including stock options
  • 🌎 Fully remote team - choose where you live
  • 🛋️ Work from home stipend! We want you to have the resources you need to set up your home office
  • 💻 Apple laptops provided for new employees
  • 🧑‍🎓 Training and development budget for every employee, refreshed each year
  • 👪 Parental leave for qualified employees
  • 🧠 Work with smart people who will help you grow and make a meaningful impact

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Constructor

At Constructor.io we are committed to cultivating a work environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome individuals of all backgrounds and provide equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of their education, diversity of opinion, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or affiliation in any other protected group. Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. Our primary interest is in finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of our listed qualifications.

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