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Data Engineer
New York

About Moat

We help brands and media companies push the envelope on privacy-friendly models of advertising, help them make sound product decisions that involve running fewer ads, help make their ads load faster, fight botnets, and strive to de-fund fake news. We are a New York City-headquartered startup with a mission to help the world's top publishers and marketers make smarter decisions through real-­time data. Our analytics and intelligence software is used by The New York Times, Condé Nast, Kellogg's, P&G, Spotify, and hundreds of other major platforms and advertisers, and we have unique measurement integrations into Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.

About the Opportunity

  • Design and implement systems to process and aggregate terabytes of streaming data in real time.
  • Build micro-services and APIs that facilitate data processing and expose Moat data to our clients
  • Classify and analyze data using both automated and crowd-sourced approaches.
  • Build predictive models for fraud detection and ad performance optimization
  • Write applications for real-time ad decisioning that run on geographically distributed clusters

About You

  • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, engineering or other related field
  • 2+ years experience with data-intensive backend programming
  • You have strong understanding of statistics
  • Depth experience in one or more of the following areas--Data science and analysis, distributed data processing, complex web-app design, and / or cloud infrastructure design (AWS)
  • You understand experimental design, and can build for measurement and interpretation of results
  • You write clean, well-structured, production-quality code in Python
  • Strong Bash, and Linux systems skills
  • You have built and deployed large-scale distributed data processing pipelines
  • Ability to design and deploy lightweight web services that are scalable and fault-tolerant
  • Familiarity with various data processing and storage technologies including Postgres / Vertica / Redshift, Dynamo DB, Redis, Kinesis, and MapReduce
  • Passion for extracting insights from large volumes of data

About the Team

  • We are passionate, excited, and thrive in a fast paced culture.
  • We love sharing our knowledge and learning about new technologies.
  • We are the type of people who take risks when looking for novel and creative solutions to complex problems.
  • We care about solving big-picture, systemic problems—looking beyond the surface to understand root causes so that we can build complete and long-term solutions.


All offers for employment with Moat are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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