Staff Backend Engineer - Data Acquisition

App Annie

Remote / EMEA / London, GB / Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 23 Geary Street Suite 800, 23 Geary Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA, 94108

About App Annie

App Annie is the industry's most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. App Annie's mission is to help customers create winning mobile experiences and achieve excellence. Founded in 2010, the company launched the first mobile market data solution. In 2019, App Annie acquired Libring, an advertising monetization and spend offering. Together, these solutions comprise the industry's most complete mobile performance platform.

Job Description

In this role as a Staff Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving the systems that help App Annie collect data at scale for its Intelligence products. You will be in charge of managing a wide variety of data sources, dealing with terabytes of data on a daily basis, and will play a key role in exploring opportunities for market data driven innovations at App Annie. 

What can you tell your friends?

“I’m responsible for designing and maintaining large scale systems that collect data. Together with my team, we provide the foundation for App Annie’s mobile market insights.“

How will you be doing this?

  • Understanding end-to-end product delivery, from early idea to a maintainable and scalable product
  • Collaborating with a global team of backend engineers, data scientists and product managers to ensure a smooth running data operation
  • Partnering with product managers and data scientists to explore new ways to add value to our products
  • Designing, specifying and driving improvements to our systems by always asking yourself: how can we do this simpler, faster and more efficient? 
  • Developing a sixth sense for technical debt, operational risk and data quality
  • Estimating, planning and executing projects together with the team
  • Documenting and sharing knowledge across the team and your fellow engineers around the globe

What do you bring to the team?

  • BS/MS in a Computer Science related field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • A team player attitude and solid communication skills
  • Proficient in Python or one of the other programming languages: Java, C/C++ 
  • Experience with the AWS ecosystem (ECS and Kinesis is a plus)
  • Experience with SQL and RDBMS
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience in building and evolving RESTful API systems
  • Experience with Apache Storm and Kafka is a big plus

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary and perks
  • Paid leave, so long as you promise to come back!
  • Lots of responsibility + room for you to experiment and grow with the company
  • An international team of talented and engaged people from different cultural backgrounds and locations (Utrecht, Beijing, San Francisco & more!)
  • Wellbeing allowance for any activity that matters to your wellbeing; (online) gym classes, fitness equipment, mindfulness apps or even childcare support!
  • Home Internet allowance to help cover a secure, stable internet connection
  • WFH Equipment Allowance to ensure you have the best set up in your home office
  • Unlimited access to online learning platform Udemy to help you develop your skills
  • Virtual initiatives and events to keep you connected with your colleagues

Ok, a bit more about us

App Annie is the industry’s most trusted mobile data and analytics platform. The company created the mobile app data market and has been fueling world-class, mobile-first businesses since 2010. App Annie’s mission is to power B2C companies’ mobile transformation and enable clients to deliver winning consumer experiences. More than 1,000 enterprise clients and 1 million registered users across the globe and spanning all industries rely on App Annie as the gold standard to revolutionize their mobile business. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 11 offices worldwide.

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