Lead Software Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

Intent isn’t your usual company. Our work is powered by the premise that every person at Intent is unique, possessing a distinct set of skills, personality, and passions. We embrace our collective talents to tackle technical challenges, refine our successfully disruptive business ideas, and co-create one of the most human and inspiring work cultures out there. We are a team of collaborators, valuing and rewarding shared success over individual heroics.

As a Lead Software Engineer at Intent, you’ll code and innovate on products that are changing the e-commerce industry. Our engineering teams help the world’s leading travel companies to serve tens of millions of ads every day around the world. These ads provide an exceptional user experience to help shoppers find and compare prices, while simultaneously increasing brand profitability.

In our engineering work, we balance cutting-edge technologies with industry-proven practices. Across our projects, you will see a variety of languages, libraries, and databases. Our agile way of working is founded on many years of experience; you will be working with accomplished innovators in the software community. We deploy often and pride ourselves on own the process of building software end-to-end. This means we are involved in brainstorming, design, development, deployment, and monitoring as much as we want to be. 

What You Will Do:

We believe that engineers are most effective when they are involved in the whole lifecycle of software development: conceiving new features designing and coding the change, testing, deploying, and support. Don't worry if you don't know how to do everything at first - you'll learn the essentials through mob & pair programming with experienced engineers on your team. In this role, you will:

  • Join a team focused on mission critical tools that enable dynamic predictive user experiences across hundreds of sites around the globe. You will
  • Work collaboratively with our team responsible for building, maintaining and improving our high-availability, high-throughput, mission-critical ad serving platform and platform services

  • Participate in documenting and discussing existing and future designs of our distributed systems and their interactions

  • Coordinate with team members, including product managers, to help determine the most appropriate priority of stories and tasks based on value, cost, and interdependence

About You:

Intent is looking for a bright and ambitious Lead Software Engineer to bring their fresh perspective to our team of thoroughly awesome humans and dogs.

  • 7+ years of experience in software engineering with demonstrated impact and growth

  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of delivering working software, including analysis, design, automated testing, continuous integration and continuous deployment

  • Required Skills:

    • Server-side/Backend Java development (minimum 4 years)

    • Experience developing mission-critical high volume, low latency systems.

    • Experience developing highly available distributed systems/microservices.

    • Ability to: reason with complex distributed systems; develop and test hypothesis that resolve and/or improve their performance, reliability and cost of maintenance

  • Nice-to-have Skills/Experience:

    • Monolith to Microservice migrations on a high-volume, mission critical system

    • Demonstrated Performance-as-a-feature experience

    • Demonstrated DevOps/Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) skills: e.g. AWS/ECS; Terraform; Docker; Serverless architectures, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment (CD), Monitoring production systems

  • Passion for identifying areas in code and production systems that can improve, and the ability to propose and deliver solutions in a collaborative team environment

  • Comfortable and highly competent in reading through external libraries written in your non-primary language. 

About Us:

Intent is the data science company for the world’s leading online commerce and travel brands. Our Predictive Intelligence Platform uses patented technology to predict user behavior in real-time and identify the future value of every user. Over 450 innovative brands from more than 40 countries trust Intent’s real-time predictions to deliver personalized user experiences that maximize utility and ROI.

Our team is over 100 people and our offices span globally. We’re headquartered in NYC with locations in London, Kuala Lumpur, and Sao Paulo.

Every day, we’re inspired by two pursuits. First, we’re building novel products that are upending e-commerce. Second, we’re building the company we’ve always wanted to work for — one that’s open, human and collaborative, where very smart people come together to share ideas and get things done. We’re included on Built in NYC's Best Places to Work list and have been on Crain’s 100 Best Places to Work in NYC list for seven years running.

Love Your Job:

Our employees enjoy coming to work, and we let them know they're valued.

Our vibrant team accomplishes a lot every day, but we insist upon work/life balance so things never become stale. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our work very seriously.

We believe that in order for our employees to perform their best, they need access to strategic decisions, and so our flat structure and open communication invite innovation from all levels — ideas flow freely.

We offer competitive compensation, stock options, and great perks & benefits, including:

  • Flexible paid time off

  • A generous parental leave policy

  • A beautiful, dog-friendly office in SoHo with drinks and snacks

  • An open environment with lots of natural light

  • Annual $2,000 learning budget and Citi Bike membership

  • Access to Fond, our employee perks program featuring deals and discounts on hundreds of products and services

  • Access to Sherpaa, a telehealth service with 24/7 support

  • Company-wide social events, and more!

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75 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013

What are Intent Perks + Benefits

Intent Benefits Overview

*Unlimited Vacation - Yup, that's right. UNLIMITED. There’s no cap on the amount of leave you can take, but we suggest you take at least three-weeks per year.

*Learning Budget - Always. Be. Learning. We’ll reimburse you up to $2,000 towards the cost of any courses, seminars, or books you need.

*A beautiful, dog-friendly office in SoHo with plenty of natural light

*Company sponsored social events and a kitchen fully stocked with drinks and snacks

*Citi Bike Membership - You’ll never forget how to ride a bike! Sign up for an annual Citi Bike membership as another resource to get around the city.

*Fond - A perks and discount program for all Intent Media employees. Never buy full-price movie tickets again!

*Sherpaa - Message, talk, or video chat with one of Sherpaa's doctors anytime from anywhere. It’s a game-changer.

*Stock Options - We want all of our employees to feel like a part of the company, so we literally give you a part of the company.

*Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance

*16 weeks of paid parental leave for the primary caregiver and an onsite New Mother's room

*401(k) Retirement Plan - We partner with TransAmerica Retirement Solutions to provide a 401(k) plan that allows you to save for your future.

*Employee Assistance Program - Our EAP is available to you and your loved ones at all times for any work- or personal-related issues that may come up in your life.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Intent's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions up to $2,650 for 2018 (increasing to $2,700 in 2019).
Disability Insurance
Intent offers supplemental options for both short-term and long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Intent's dental plan options cover 80% of the plan cost for both employees and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Intent's vision plan options cover 80% of the plan cost for both employees and their dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Intent's health insurance plan options cover 80% of the plan cost for both employees and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Intent Media loves dogs but we want all of our employee's pets to receive the care they need. We offer discounted pet insurance through our company-sponsored perks/benefit provider.
Wellness Programs
Intent Media's health & wellness programs include onsite yoga classes, a running club, healthy snack options, discounted gym memberships, and various company-wide initiatives.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Intent wants all of its employees to feel like they are a part of the company, so we literally give them a part of the company via stock options.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Intent's dependent care FSA helps employees cover out-of-pocket childcare expenses with pre-tax contributions up to $5,000.
Generous Parental Leave
Intent offers up to 16 weeks of paid leave for the primary caregiver and four weeks of paid leave for the non-primary caregiver after 12 months of employment.
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Intent offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Intent Media's unlimited paid vacation policy allows employees to take the time they need. In fact, we encourage a 3 week minimum.
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Intent Media offers all employees paid time off to observe all federal holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Intent offers paid sick days of up to two weeks per year for all full-time employees.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Intent Media's casual dress code encourages our employees to come to work comfortable as their best selves.
Commuter Benefits
Intent offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees, as well as a free bike sharing (Citi Bike) membership for all full-time employees.
Company Outings
Intent has quarterly paid team outings, as well as company-wide annual holiday parties and other events for all employees and a guest.
Game Room
Intent employees get plenty of use out of our video game systems, ping pong, and foosball tables.
Stocked Kitchen
Intent has a fully stocked kitchen with the best unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored LaCroix you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
Intent provides daily breakfast and occasional catered lunches.
Happy Hours
Intent Media provides weekly paid happy hours at local establishments.
Pet Friendly
Not only can Intent employees bring their dogs to work, but we also offer discounted pet insurance for your furry friend.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Intent offers relocation assistance, including home finding, temporary housing, moving costs and travel expenses reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
Intent offers discounted gym memberships and fitness classes through our company-sponsored perks/benefits provider.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Intent offers a wide range of training programs to all employees, including sales, management and leadership development, as well as a $2,000 annual learning budget.
Diversity Program
Intent Media is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through cultural awareness and the encouragement of on-going dialogues with employees and senior leadership.
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our employees are encouraged to bring their full selves to work and we let them know they're valued.

Our vibrant team accomplishes a lot every day, but we insist upon work/life balance so things never become stale. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our work very seriously. We believe that in order for our employees to perform their best, they need access to strategic decisions, and so our flat structure and open communication invite innovation from all levels — ideas flow freely.

We offer competitive compensation, stock options, and great perks & benefits, including:

-Unlimited vacation
-A generous parental leave policy
-A beautiful, dog-friendly office in SoHo with drinks and snacks
-An open environment with lots of natural light and roof deck access
-Annual $2,000 learning budget and Citi Bike membership
-Access to Fond, our employee perks program featuring deals and discounts on hundreds of products and services
-Access to Sherpaa, a telehealth service with 24/7
-Weekly in-office yoga classes
- Company-wide social events, and more!

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