A bit about us

GroundTruth is a media company that turns real-world behavior into marketing that delivers real business results. Using observed real-world consumer behavior, like location and purchase data, it creates targeted advertising campaigns across all screens for advertisers. GroundTruth then measures how consumers respond to the campaigns – including if they physically show up to a location or website – to understand the real business results generated by a brand's advertising. GroundTruth’s proprietary Location, Place, and Visitation data sets are accredited by the Media Ratings Council and trusted by thousands of brands and their agencies.

Learn more at GroundTruth.com.

We believe that innovative technology starts with the best talent and have been ranked one of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work for three years in a row (2021, 2022 & 2023). Learn more about the perks of joining our team here.

Role: Director of Engineering, GeoSpatial Systems

Location: Gurgaon, India / Remote

GroundTruth is seeking a Director of Engineering for our Geospatial Platform and Services group. Our highly skilled teams within this group provide the mapping data, services, and support that form the location foundation for all GT products. The successful Director candidate is a strong engineering leader with proven skills in geospatial technology and experience leading teams that build and operate complex distributed systems, and compile custom maps from multiple sources, especially vector maps of transportation networks.

About the geospatial systems group

The geospatial systems group is responsible for developing and maintaining the web services, ETLs, big data jobs, and raw map feature data sets that power our advertising platform. We work to synchronize our view of the real-world across multiple vendors and we enrich our understanding through human-powered expert curation. The team focuses on technical excellence in Java, Python, and SQL using AWS infrastructure. We continue to improve the quality of our data and services while bringing new features to market for our customers.

You will

  • Grow, develop, and lead a winning team through effective performance management, hiring, and training, including regular 1:1 meetings with all of your direct and indirect reports
  • Manage and optimize budgets and spending for personnel and systems through thoughtful people management and efficient system design
  • Collaborate with product managers and stakeholders to define projects and ensure their timely completion while controlling for cost
  • Create and implement scalable processes that can be duplicated by people managers on the team to ensure successful completion of projects and tasks
  • Improve the culture and practices of the organization overall
  • Manage to and improve performance against key metrics for the engineering department such as productivity per headcount-dollar

You have

  • Education and professional experience:
    • B.Tech/M.tech 14+ years experience in technology
    • or 16+ years experience in technology
  • The following skills/certifications: AWS, Java, Python, SQL, PostGIS, ETLs
  • Additional nice to have skills/certifications: Spark, Athena, Kinesis, file processing, batch scripting, advertising industry experience, geospatial systems, mapping experience

You are

  • A team player who is organized, flexible and willing to adapt
  • Not afraid of new technologies and driven to learn
  • A detail-oriented person, who catches problems early and adjusts
  • A strong communicator who is able to collaborate with multiple business and engineering stakeholders and work through conflicting needs
  • A problem solver who likes to dive deep into a problem, diagnose root causes and work with multiple teams to come up with a solution
  • Eager to provide direction and build consistent processes in a maturing start-up culture
  • A self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision
What we offer
At GroundTruth, we want our employees to be comfortable with their benefits so they can focus on doing the work they love.
  • Parental leave- Maternity and Paternity
  • Flexible Time Offs (Earned Leaves, Sick Leaves, Birthday leave, Bereavement leave & Company Holidays)
  • In Office Daily Catered Lunch
  • Fully stocked snacks/beverages
  • Health cover for any hospitalization. Covers both nuclear family and parents
  • Covid home quarantine cover
  • Tele-med for free doctor consultation, discounts on health checkups and medicines
  • Wellness/Gym Reimbursement
  • Pet Expense Reimbursement
  • Childcare Expenses and reimbursements
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee referral program
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Skill development program
  • Cell phone reimbursement (Mobile Subsidy program)
  • Internet reimbursement
  • Birthday treat reimbursement
  • Home office set up
  • Employee Provident Fund Scheme offering different tax saving options such as VPF and employee and employer contribution up to 12% Basic
  • Creche reimbursement
  • Co-working space reimbursement
  • NPS employer match
  • Meal card for tax benefit
  • Special benefits on salary account
  • New joiner relocation

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity, inclusion and equity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under applicable federal, state and/or local laws. If you need reasonable accommodations in the application process, please reach out to us at careers-gt@groundtruth.com.

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