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Chief Architect

Location: New York City

At the company, we are innovators set out to prove that email is no longer about sending email. We deliver real-time display advertising within email on any device, at the time a message is opened, without ever sending an email. Fully compatible with all ESPs, the company provides ad serving, DSP/trading desk and exchange capabilities for Advertisers, Agencies, and Publishers.
We grew by 3x in 2013, recently raised $20MM in funding and have flung ourselves full on into "hypergrowth", with no intention of slowing down. If you're looking for a culture that rewards finding fun in everything you do, places a premium on innovation and creative thinking, and fosters a spirit of hallucinogenic optimism, where "no" or "we can't" have been banished from the vocabulary... welcome home!

Position Summary
The Chief Architect will be responsible for designating and improving key architectural issues in order to ensure the company's platform operates efficiently and is scalable.  The role will develop standards governing the design and usage of the company's platform and applications.  This role will also work on the security design of our software infrastructure and business systems and updating and maintaining all relevant documentation. 


  • Develop and maintain infrastructure design tools

  • Maintaining and update related documentation

  • Develop a high-level data structure and roadmap and coordinate with onsite and offshore development teams to ensure they may successfully build on the platform: outline approaches to projects, conduct code reviews and ensure we are following best practices to reduce defects in code

  • Develop and maintain an architecture that describes the principles, standards, and operating model for the company's platform

  • Contribute to overall data strategy including integration of traditional Big Data tools and techniques for more effective data management and analysis

  • Engage other department leaders with communications about data architecture strategy and work to ensure broad knowledge and understanding  of the strategy and its benefits


  • 15+ years of experience in a data architecture leadership role required

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science with an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a related field required

  • Background in data architecture and data modeling

  • Experience in security or financial services a huge plus

  • Expertise with SQL, PHP, C++, C, JavaScript, Perl, Mongo, Hadoop, and Python

  • Experience working with agile software methodologies, object-oriented design and programming, and distributed systems design

  • Excellent documentation writing and communication skills

  • Creative and flexible attitude

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong research skills

  • Broad and in-depth skills and experience in architecture data solutions for central and distributed relational and non-relational database environments

  • Extensive experience leading complex data architecture solutions comprising the various phases of planning, design and implementation

  • Demonstrated experience with open source and cloud technologies to deliver real solutions at scale

  • Abreast of data architecture and data management industry best practices, and the trends latest in data management technology and service trends

Local candidates only.  


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