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Senior Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Permanent Contract
India, Bangalore, Remote
5+ years experience

Senior Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹ I am Servesh, Co-Founder and CTO of Kayzen, and I am now looking for a Senior Software Engineer who will be reporting directly to me and working very closely with our Engineering Team (e.g. Nishant, Chirag, Devanand, Aakash) ๐Ÿ™Œ

But wait, you have not heard of Kayzen before? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
In short, Kayzen is a B2B SaaS platform that allows companies to reach users with video and rich media ads while they use mobile apps.
We are a 65-people international team, working flexibly across 8 different countries:

In Kayzen, our Engineering team owns the Real-time bidding (RTB) platform, a Real-time budget system, Real-time event processing, a Stream data processing engine and multiple other complex large-scale distributed components and data pipelines. We work closely with data scientists, data analysts, and product and business teams.

How would I describe the engineering challenges in Kayzen?

We have to deal with >100bn ad requests from 1bn+ unique users worldwide on a daily basis. 
This implies we areโ€ฆโ€ฆ

  • Handling ~2 Million Req/sec in sub-millisecond latency
  • Handing and managing ~Petabytes of data
  • Managing distributed systems deployed across multiple data centres
  • Optimizing JVM and Linux kernel for optimal performance
  • ๐Ÿ“š(If you would like to know more about our engineering, read this, and this as well ๐Ÿ˜‰)๐Ÿ“š

How would I describe the culture within the engineering team?

  • Collaboration ๐Ÿค- Every workday we would have a stand-up for us asking each other questions. โ€‹You will also have a buddy at the beginning of your tenure, making sure you will be truly embedded into the team.
  • Ownership ๐Ÿš€ -  โŒMicro-management is NEVER our styleโŒ
  • Positivity ๐Ÿ˜„ - We will eventually find our way around the hard technical challenge. Stay relaxed, and work smart โ€‹โ€‹ ๐Ÿ˜Œ
  • Curiosity ๐Ÿ’ญ- We think ahead. We ask โ€œWhyโ€. We challenge our assumptions.
  • P.S. If you are around our Bangalore office, we would have lunch together every workday ๐Ÿฑ

Your main responsibilitiesโ€ฆโ€ฆ

  • Designing, coding, deploying & maintaining highly scalable software components and architecture
  • Deep-dive into any part of the stack and low-level systems
  • Assembling large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
  • Identifying, designing, and implementing internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, redesigning the system for greater scalability, etc.
  • Building the system required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and โ€˜big dataโ€™ technologies.
  • Creating data tools for analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.
  • Mentoring junior software engineers 

Sounds like you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Proficiency in Java. Good understanding of Multi-threading, JVM, GC and profiling tools
  • Proficiency in working in Unix/Linux-based environments
  • Good knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and distributed systems fundamentals.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, such as MySQL, Aerospike, and Postgres.

All in all - Why Kayzen? 

  • We genuinely see encouraging ownership of your quality work, accelerating your career development, and keeping+hiring exceptional colleagues as the biggest perks (above everything else)
  • ๐Ÿ’ฐWe are already profitable. So you can expect stability from the company financially, and you can enjoy the thrill of working in a start-up environment at the same time.
  • Our work is driven by our own team, rather than external parties (e.g. Often start-up/scale-up companies can be heavily influenced by external parties, such as venture investors who are not deeply into the business.)
  • Transparency - Day-to-day work experience with the management team and regular business updates to the team
  • ๐Ÿ˜ƒOur Kayzenians - For instance, we did a global week of workation offsite in 2022. Check out how we were having fun here. Perhaps we will see you in the next offsite as well?๐ŸŒด 

Other benefits for every Kayzenian globally 

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Parent-friendly company culture
  • Remote-friendly company culture
  • $500 home-office-equipment budget
  • $1000 annual learning and development budget

Our team genuinely believes high-performance outcomes are achieved through hiring top talent and creating a productive and healthy work culture.

๐Ÿค— Hopefully the above excites you enough to apply ๐Ÿค—


 P.S. Not sure whether you should apply as you think you may not meet all the above criteria? 

  • No worries, just apply for the role first ๐Ÿ™‚ 
  • We encourage you to apply even if you meet only some of the points in the job description. 
  • Then, we could have a chat and see if you could be suitable for the role. 
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