Team Lead, Engineering

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

The core metrics team is a new engineering team we are setting up in Viant. This team will own the metrics that are responsible for billable events that feed into reports, billing, and finance artifacts, and deal with data governance responsibilities including Accuracy, Auditability, Standardization, Compliance, Performance & Cost optimization etc. This team will handle petabytes of data using a variety of technologies and flowing through multiple systems.
The Team Lead role is a dual intent role that involves hands-on contributions as well as team management responsibilities.
As an individual contributor, you will be responsible for architecting and building core pieces of Viant’s billable metrics handling strategy. You will acquire a deep technical understanding of how data flows through Viant’s systems. You will serve as the technical lead working with a team of engineers to oversee the design and implementation of these interconnected services, ensuring that the system evolves to keep pace with the speed, scale and agility that modern day systems are expected to support.
As a people manager, you will hire, mentor team members and ensure they progress in the careers at Viant, collaborate with stakeholders from other teams as necessary and perform other people manager responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in scalable distributed systems and architecture, with experience planning, managing, and executing a technical roadmap to develop and implement significant and innovative data-focused products that are critical to the ongoing success of Viant.


    • Own & contribute to major features & areas of the products
    • Work closely with cross-functional teams internally as well as customers externally to understand pain points and underserved needs to identify opportunities
    • Mentor engineers who thrive working in an innovative, user-focused, and fast paced environment
    • Drive performance, cost and operational efficiencies for the core metrics data.


    • 10+ years of professional experience in the software industry, including 2+ as a people manager and 5+ on data-focused projects.
    • 2+ years experience with Google Big Query.
    • Must have high proficiency in SQL and extensive experience in Big Data technologies.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related field
    • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
    • Knowledge of relational databases like MySQL, Oracle or SQL Server.
    • Knowledge of modern programming languages, especially Java and GO
    • 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

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