Team Lead - Backend Engineering

Moat, New York

Measuring real-time Attention Analytics over 19 billion times per day

About Moat

We help brands and media companies push the envelope on privacy-friendly models of advertising, help them make sound product decisions that involve running fewer ads, help make their ads load faster, fight botnets, and strive to de-fund fake news. We are a New York City-headquartered startup with a mission to help the world's top publishers and marketers make smarter decisions through real-­time data. Our analytics and intelligence software is used by The New York Times, Condé Nast, Kellogg's, P&G, Spotify, and hundreds of other major platforms and advertisers, and we have unique measurement integrations into Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.

About the Opportunity

We’re looking for a backend team lead for Moat Pro, our competitive intelligence product. You will own and improve the crawling infrastructure and data processing pipeline that powers the product.

  • Improve and develop new methodologies for analyzing the structure and content of the web.
  • Work with data scientists and engineers to develop new techniques to extract insights from our data.
  • Develop data processing pipelines that enrich, weight, and aggregate our data and make it available to clients.
  • Work with technologies like Chrome, Selenium, AWS, Kinesis, Postgres, Python, and JavaScript.
  • Work with business stakeholders to define and manage the product roadmap.
  • Mentor and grow a diverse team of engineers.

About You

  • 4+ years engineering experience
  • Track record of owning large projects end-to-end
  • Ability to design, implement, and monitor a production system
  • Experience mentoring and leading other engineers
  • Deep experience in Python or JavaScript is preferred
  • Experience with AWS, Linux, and cloud application architecture
  • Familiarity with data storage and access paradigms, including relational databases, key-value stores, and distributed queues.
  • Great instincts for critically analyzing data
  • Familiarity with distributed processing frameworks (e.g., Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, etc.) is a plus but not required.

About the Team

  • We are passionate, excited, and thrive in a fast paced culture.
  • We love sharing our knowledge and learning about new technologies.
  • We are the type of people who take risks when looking for novel and creative solutions to complex problems.
  • We care about solving big-picture, systemic problems—looking beyond the surface to understand root causes so that we can build complete and long-term solutions.


All offers for employment with Moat are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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About Moat

Moat is a brand intelligence and SaaS analytics company focused on transforming digital advertising through their two products: Moat Analytics and Moat Pro.


Want to learn more about Moat? Visit Moat's website.