Manager, Software Engineering

Irvine, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Seattle, Washington / San Francisco, CA
Technology & Development – Engineering /
Full-time /

You will directly manage a team of engineers that work with Viant’s ad server, managing a high-volume, low-latency application that processes billions of unique requests a day. This role offers a great opportunity to build up, hire, and mentor a team contributing towards the success of Viant’s products. Primarily supporting Viant’s Demand Side Platform, VIANT DSP, you will collaborate with stakeholders in  Product, other Engineering and Technical operations teams on spec creation and provide production support.


    • Manage a team of engineers, provide technical guidance, help remove roadblocks, and lead them to achieve business objectives
    • Attract, develop and retain highly skilled engineers, who thrive working in an innovative, user-focused, and fast paced environment
    • Contribute to the development and continuous review of existing projects as well as participate in view and scope of future projects
    • Collaborate with other, internal teams to create and iterate on the runtime platform to create a highly reliable, highly-available, low-latency, runtime platform
    • Have an outsized impact by owning multiple subsystems of the runtime platform
    • Manage all phases of the software development life cycle


    • 10+ years of professional experience in the software industry, including 2+ as a people manager and 5+ in commercial software applications.
    • Knowledge of modern programming languages, especially Java and GO
    • Knowledge of relational databases like MySQL, Oracle,SQL Server & experience in writing SQL


    • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related field
    • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
    • Knowledge of cloud based technologies, especially AWS, Azure or GCP
    • Hands on experience designing, building and delivering high quality scalable, operationally sustainable software
    • Ad tech industry experience is a plus


    • Investing in our employee’s professional growth is important to us, but so is investing in their well-being. That’s why Viant was voted one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK!
    • Some our favorite employee benefits include fully paid health insurance, paid parental leave and unlimited PTO and more. View a list of our benefits here.
$180,000 - $220,000 a year
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.

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About Viant

Viant® (NASDAQ: DSP) is a leading people-based advertising technology company that enables marketers to plan, execute and measure omnichannel ad campaigns through a cloud-based platform. Viant’s self-service demand side platform (“DSP”) 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 2023, Viant was recognized by G2 as a Leader in the DSP category and as the Best Software in Marketing & Advertising, earned Great Place to Work® certification, and became a founding member of Ad Net Zero. Viant’s Co-Founders Tim and Chris Vanderhook were also recently named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. 
Based in Irvine, CA, Viant has more than 334 employees in 10 offices around the U.S.  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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