The Opportunity:

Built on an open philosophy and anchored in collaboration, we help advertisers connect their message with the right audience for a more relevant and meaningful viewing experience. OpenAP centralizes data activation on behalf of premium national TV publishers, bringing efficiency and scale to audience-based campaigns. Our technology makes buying on advanced audiences as easy, and with the same benefits, as 18-49 demos by helping advertisers target and measure cross-publisher and cross-platform campaigns.


About the Role:

We are looking for a skilled Senior Backend Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will be responsible for stitching together APIs and our database, ensuring seamless data flow and system integration. If you thrive in a serverless architecture environment and have a knack for developing robust backend systems, we want you to join us.



  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable and efficient backend systems, focusing on integrating APIs and database layers.
  • Work closely with the frontend and data teams to ensure seamless data integration and system functionality.
  • Develop and maintain serverless architectures, primarily on the AWS platform, to support backend functionalities.
  • Implement automated workflows for building, testing, and deploying code, ensuring high-quality software deployment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and analyze requirements, proposing backend solutions that align with business goals.
  • Continuously evaluate and adopt new technologies to improve the backend infrastructure and performance.
  • Lead and contribute to the creation of system design documents, maintaining a clear documentation process for backend systems.
  • Optimize APIs for maximum speed and scalability while ensuring security practices are adhered to.
  • Provide mentorship and code reviews to junior developers, fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends, applying them to ongoing and future projects



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in backend development, with a strong understanding of API integration and database management.
  • Proficiency in serverless architecture, particularly on the AWS platform, including services like Lambda, API Gateway, S3, and RDS.
  • Experience with Snowflake or similar database technologies, with the ability to adapt to new database solutions as needed.
  • Strong coding skills in languages such as Python, Go, or Node.js, and familiarity with containerization tools like Docker.
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation tools, such as GitHub Actions and automated testing frameworks.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, with excellent problem-solving skills and a keen attention to detail.
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies and a good understanding of software development lifecycle.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.


Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Contributions to open-source projects or active participation in the web development community.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and tools like JIRA or Trello.


Life at OpenAP

At OpenAP, our most valuable asset is our people. We put great emphasis on creating a work environment where our people can grow and do the best work of their career. We’re are proud to offer:

  • Flexible time off and a full calendar of company holidays (including your birthday!)
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits for you and your family.
  • Retirement savings plan options.
  • A one-time home office stipend to set up your ideal WFH environment.
  • A culture focused on personal growth and development.
  • Wellbeing-based perks, including stipend for L&D, a Headspace membership for every employee and more.

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