Sr. Backend Engineer-Taiwan



Software Engineering
Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Curious about what it’s like to work at the world’s number 1 discovery platform as a Senior Backend Engineer? We’re glad you asked!

What is the key purpose of a Senior Backend Engineer?

As a Senior Backend Engineer working on the R&D Team in our Taiwan office. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining robust backend systems and data pipelines. Your expertise will drive the success of our projects and ensure the reliability and efficiency of our data infrastructure.

For this role it is essential that you have:

  • 5+ years of hands-on coding experience in Java or similar object oriented programming languages such as C#, Scala.
  • Strong understanding of relational databases as well as no-sql storages: MySQL, Vertica, Cassandra, Google BigQuery..
  • Experience with common frameworks: Spring, Maven, Kafka, Apache Spark, Hadoop.
  • Deep understanding of core data structures, common algorithms and algorithmic complexity (Big O notation).
  • Proven experience in building and managing data pipelines.
  • Proficiency with version control systems such as Git, CVS, or Subversion.
  • Thorough understanding of backend integration concepts and technologies such as API, web services, message queuing, and security practices.
  • Quick and self-motivated learner with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in both team and cross-timezone environments.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Well understanding of common design patterns and engineering best practices.
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies like Kubernetes and Helm.
  • Experience with workflow automation tools like Apache Airflow.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD tools such as Jenkins.
  • Familiarity with modern development practices such as Agile methodologies and DevOps principles.

If you are passionate about backend development and data engineering, and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment, we encourage you to apply.

What will I be doing on a day-to-day basis?

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will:

  • Work in a SCRUM environment designing, coding, and managing integration projects from conception to completion.
  • Develop backend services to build and improve Taboola’s recommendation Ad Quality infrastructure.
  • You will work closely with a team of engineers and product managers to reach optimal technology solutions.
  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code following best practices and standards.
  • Conduct code reviews and provide constructive feedback to team members.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot system performance, identifying and resolving issues proactively.
  • Provide production support, including handling incidents and alerts, to ensure system reliability and uptime.

Why Taboola?

  • Taboola is the world’s leading recommendation platform reaching over 500 million daily active users. We’re growing rapidly, and have recently gone public on the NASDAQ.
  • Adam Singolda, Taboola Founder and CEO says; “You can copy anything from another business but you can’t copy a company’s culture.”
  • If you ask our employees what they love about Taboola they will tell you that here, they are able to discover their best professional selves, explore where they can grow to, and learn from and together with smart and talented people.
  • At Taboola, we pride ourselves in making an impact on how people consume content across the world, a culture of transparency, passion, and a diverse, inclusive and friendly work environment.
  • You can get to know us more by visiting our company website, careers site, Taboola Life blog and social media channels; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

Want to learn more about us, you’re welcome to watch the latest News article about Taboola

Sounds good, how do I apply?

It’s easy, submit your CV by clicking the “Apply” button below.

Taboola is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in all forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and believe such an environment is critical for success. Employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.