Sr. Backend Engineer

San Francisco, CA /
Technology & Development – Engineering /
/ Remote
Viant’s culture is a unique combination of strong leadership, ambition, collaboration, and fun, with incredible growth opportunities for our employees! We offer a fast-paced work environment, with a strong focus on employee engagement, recognition, and development. With a commitment to innovation from the top down, Viant continues to remain ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing ad tech marketplace.

Our Engineering team works on the development of the Viant platform in an agile environment. You would have the opportunity to work on the design and implementation of big data systems, working with petabytes of data and real-time map reduce to match against billions of transactions in real-time. Our platform uses advanced machine learning techniques and the newest big data processing technologies, and is deployed in a distributed, multi-region, cloud-based infrastructure.


    • Designing, developing, testing, debugging and deploying applications using various technologies in a hybrid cloud environment in AWS and GCE.
    • Writing SQL queries.
    • Write ETL jobs.
    • Solving complex performance problems, architectural challenges and production issues.
    • Working with product owners, fellow engineers and operations team members.
    • Following organization processes and procedures.
    • Ad-hoc duties as needed.


    • Minimum B.S in computer science, mathematics or related field. 
    • 8+ years of experience in computer science.
    • Experience with minimum any one of OOP related languages like Java or C# or Golang, etc.
    • Experience with web services or RESTful services or micro-services.
    • Experience with databases like MySQL or SQL Server or Oracle or Postgres.
    • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.
    • Ability to learn newer technologies.
    • Must be a team player.
    • Good sense of humor.
    • Exposure or understanding to GoLang.
    • Exposure to cloud-based technologies like GCE, AWS.
    • Exposure to container-based technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
    • Exposure or understanding of NoSQL technologies.
    • Exposure or understanding of caching technologies like EHCache, Redis, etc.
    • Exposure or understanding of queuing / pub-sub technologies like Amazon SNS/SQS, Kafka, etc.
    • Exposure to project management software like JIRA, Asana, Rally, etc.
    • Exposure or understanding of mobile application development using Xamarin or React Native.
    • Exposure or understanding of Content Delivery Network like AWS CloudFront, Akamai, etc.


    • Competitive Salary and Bonuses
    • Paid benefits for the employees: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance/AD&D
    • Paid parental leave
    • 401k
    • Health and Wellness programs
    • Employee discounts – e.g. gym memberships, wireless plans, entertainment tickets
    • Fully stocked kitchen
    • Casual Office Atmosphere
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Ongoing Education & Training
    • Company Sponsored Events & Team Building Experiences


    • Base compensation range: $135,000 - $180,000
    • In accordance with California law, the range provided is Viant’s reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role.  Final title and compensation for the position will be based on several factors including work experience and education.

About Viant

Viant® (NASDAQ: DSP) is a leading advertising software company that enables marketers to plan, execute and measure omnichannel ad campaigns through a cloud-based platform. Viant’s self-service Demand Side Platform, Adelphic®, powers programmatic advertising across Connected TV, Linear TV, mobile, desktop, audio, gaming and digital out-of-home channels. As an organization committed to sustainability, Viant’s Adricity® carbon reduction program helps clients achieve their sustainability goals. In 2022, Viant was recognized as a Leader in the DSP category, earned Great Place to Work® certification, became founding a member of Ad Net Zero, and Co-Founders Tim and Chris Vanderhook were named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. To learn more, please visit

Viant is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  Viant prohibits unlawful discrimination against employees or applicants based on race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, reproductive health decision making, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, military status, veteran status, uniformed service member status, sexual orientation, transgender identity, citizenship status, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  Viant also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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