Backend Software Engineer - Haskell/Scala/Clojure

| Greater Boston Area

The Company

TVision is the leader in TV performance metrics. We enable the media industry - brands, networks, and data partners alike - to reduce waste and drive greater marketing results.

We use cutting edge technology to measure what was once unmeasurable - how people really watch TV. Our core technology measures 'eyes on screen' attention, the single most accurate way to measure exposure to video content. Our solution offers critical insight into brands and agencies targeting audiences. We do this by providing a mission-critical dashboard and attention currency to our customers - some of the most well-known brands and networks globally.

Our growth and innovation have been recognized by The New York Times, Advertising Age, AdWeek, MediaPost, and Forbes.

The Role

Efficient and reliable ingestion of data from our panelists’ in-home devices is the foundation of TVision’s products. As a key member of the development team, you will be responsible for designing and implementing solutions that analyze and process large data streams and populate our columnar analytics databases in AWS. We are strong believers in statically typed functional languages. We are using Haskell as our primary backend programming language. You will be building product components for transforming and reducing raw data at scale, performing statistical analysis to develop appropriate data reductions, writing efficient analysis queries, and recommending improvements to our ingestion pipeline and database design. 

As a member of the backend development team, you will design and build:

  • The services that monitor our panelist devices, retrieve data from them, and keep them running and healthy
  • Algorithms that analyze and process multiple data points per second from thousands of devices
  • The compute infrastructure that runs those algorithms to get accurate, timely, reliable data delivery to our analysts and customers
  • The operational automation and monitoring that lets our team deliver all of that and go home on time!

The Candidate

You will have knowledge of one or more functional programming languages (e.g. Haskell, Clojure or some LISP, Scala, ML). We are implementing our backend systems primarily in Haskell. Other requirements include:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or closely related discipline
  • Knowledge of the Python programming language is highly desirable
  • Experience with RDBMS.
  • Experience with Hadoop or Spark, while not necessary, will be a definite asset.
  • Familiarity with a cloud computing environment such as AWS. DevOps experience, either with specific AWS technologies or with more general provisioning tools (Terraform, Chef, Docker), is a major plus.
  • Strong communications skills with both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Collaborative and enthusiastic about agile development and scrum methodologies.
  • Strong sense of project ownership and personal responsibility.

TVision prides itself in providing great benefits to its employees, including:

  • Competitive pay and stock options
  • Your choice of comprehensive health benefits for you and your family (health, dental, vision)
  • Short and long-term disability, Life and AD&D insurance
  • FSA/HSA accounts
  • 401(k) retirement plan options
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Monthly phone reimbursement
  • Unlimited PTO and paid holidays
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Financial support for ongoing professional development
  • Casual dress and fun office atmosphere
  • Monthly catered lunches
  • Drinks and snacks stocked weekly
  • Office locations in the heart of Boston (Faneuil Hall) and New York (Grand Central Terminal)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Haskell Languages
    • OpenCVLanguages

Location

Our company is located in the heart of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. We are a short walk from multiple T stops and North Station.

An Insider's view of TVision

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Richard Branson nailed it on the head when he said "Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients."

We believe firmly in a healthy work-life balance. Gone are the days of a traditional 9-5 work schedule. We offer flex hours, unlimited PTO and work from home options.

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What are TVision Perks + Benefits

TVision Benefits Overview

Competitive pay and stock options
Your choice of comprehensive health benefits for you and your family (health, dental, vision)
Short and long-term disability, Life and AD&D insurance
FSA/HSA accounts
401(k) retirement plan options
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Monthly phone reimbursement
Unlimited PTO and paid holidays
Gym membership discounts
Financial support for ongoing professional development
Casual dress and fun office atmosphere
Monthly catered lunches
Drinks and snacks stocked weekly
Office locations in the heart of Boston (Faneuil Hall)

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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