Big Data Developer/Administrator
Struq is a full service online advertising technology company, specialising in display, video, and emerging channels. Using advanced predictive algorithms, Struq is able to identify the value of users in real time and dynamically personalise advertisements for them. Struq is transforming advertising from a generic push communication, which is often viewed as irrelevant or a nuisance, to one that delivers tangible benefits and value to consumers by facilitating product discovery, providing custom tailored marketing messages and creative layouts, and offering the most relevant and personalised ad experience available online. Our clients, including many of the most significant brands in the UK, EU and world, including Nike, Adidas, Hilton, Topshop, and Debenhams, have repeatedly found Struq to deliver the best post-click performance of all their online advertising channels, delivering significant ROI back to their businesses.
Founded in 2008, Struq is a profitable, funded startup located in Soho, London. As a team, Struq are passionate about the opportunity to revolutionise online advertising, using advanced technology to deliver better, more personalised experiences for users. A young, fast-growing company committed to hiring creative, enthusiastic, and intelligent innovators who are equally committed to changing the world and building Struq into the global leader in ad personalisation across every media platform.
The candidate should be pro-active and hungry to use cutting edge Big Data/NoSQL data systems (MongoDB, Cassandra, Voldemort, Hadoop to name but a few), and should have a solid understand of and experience with relational databases (MSSQLSERVER, PostgreSQL, MySQL). You should have experience of data pipeline and query development, managing and manipulating large databases in clustered, multi-datacentre environments. You should also have a passion for learning as Struq continually expands on business and rely on new cutting-edge technologies to scale and grow. The ability to learn and adapt to these new technologies is key. Struq process billions of queries and terabytes of data each day, all of which will be in your realm. This role reports into the Head of Data Services.
Design and development of both real-time and warehouse data stores, including development of queries, architecture and pipelines.
Administration of these stores.
Performance, integrity and security of our databases
Query optimisation, indexing, data system architecture, ETL systems, analytics and mining.
Using MongoDB, Hadoop and other new technologies with a view to becoming a NoSQL star
General technical trouble shooting and support to development teams
Work as part of a team that provides 24/7 cover
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
The Ideal Candidate
Programming experience – (Python/Java/C/C#)
2/3+ years of experience in a similar position
Knowledge of SQLServer, MySQL and/or PostgreSQL
Knowledge and hands on experience of at least one non-relational database system.
Excellent attention to detail
Great time management and organisation skills.
Degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems (MIS)
A fast growing, successful company which is revolutionizing display advertising and that provides a fantastic opportunity to work with leading technology in the Advertising and Marketing sector.
Winner of the Best Advertising and Marketing Company in Europe “The Telegraph’s Tech Start Up 100”
Winner of Most Innovative Company at the Entrepreneur Country Awards 2011
Winner of Marketing Week’s Rising Star Award 2011 - awards honouring promising technology start-ups in Europe.
Smarta 100 Winner – The top 100 most exciting and disruptive new business
Top 100 Media Tech Company as voted for by The Guardian, PwC, Microsoft and Europe Unlimited
Sam Barnett (CEO) named Top 30 under 30 for Technology and Design by Square Mile.
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