Platform Engineering Manager / Tech Lead

New York, United States · Engineering expand job description ↓



At 605 we are engineers, analysts, data scientists, media experts, marketing strategists and political operatives. Our team of data scientists pioneered the field of TV data analytics. We offer unique, independent audience measurement and analytics to build better marketing and programming initiatives within the media and entertainment industries.

The Lead Platform Engineer at 605 is responsible for taking the rough product from an MVP state and transforming it into a smoothly running system suitable for supporting an entire ecosystem of customers. In addition to being a hands on contributor, this role is responsible for setting the technical direction of the team. Along with being a strong technical expert, this role requires a natural leader adept at earning the trust and respect of the team. Responsibilities include:
  • Grow the technical expertise of your team on performance, scalability and maintainable architecture
  • Lead technology architecture discussions for product development. Translate the business requirements into strategy and make sure it is well transferred to all team members
  • Advocate for software best practices within your team as well as across engineering
  • Work closely with dev teams, product owners, and stakeholders to ensure we deliver innovative products to our users
  • Make technical decisions based on business needs without sacrificing product quality, integrity and security.
  • Work on unique and interesting challenges around architecting, building, managing and deploying solutions that enable the organization to scale.
  • Develop people through coaching, mentoring, and management support
  • Ensure your team members are happy by providing them with career development guidance as it relates to both hard skills as well as the soft ones. Help them exploit their strengths, handle their weaknesses and make sure they are properly equipped to perform their job the best they can
  • Hold regular one on ones, conduct performance evaluations and manage the hiring process as well as other administrative tasks for your team.
  • Create a culture on your team where anyone can speak up and share his or her concerns when it’s in the interest of the mission
  • You and your direct reports hold each other accountable for the commitments you both make


Our engineers are expected to wear a number of hats and have the opportunity to touch all parts of the stack. Our stack includes Golang, Ruby, Scala, Apache Spark, Python, Javascript, SQL, Redshift, Postgres and an ever-growing list of many other technologies.

Who you are
  • Experience with back-end languages, especially Golang
  • Experience with front-end languages, especially Javascript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • A strong understanding of data structures, algorithms, and effective software design
  • Significant development experience with a major modern language
  • Significant experience working with structured and unstructured data at scale and comfort with a variety of different stores (key-value, document, columnar, etc.) as well as traditional RDBMS and data warehouses
  • Experience writing unit and functional tests
  • Comfort with version control systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work well in an agile, collaborative team environment
  • Experience with AWS products (Redshift, EMR, S3, IAM, RDS, etc)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field (or 4 additional years of relevant work experience)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Practical experience designing and architecting secure and scalable API Gateways
  • Practical experience with Apache Spark


Important and Standard

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance for employees and their families
  • Life & Disability insurance
  • 401k plan with match, eligible for match after one year
  • Pre-tax flexible compensation plan for medical, transit, parking or dependent care expenses
  • Up to 15 paid vacation days depending on grade level
  • 7 paid sick days in a calendar year - if you’re sick, you stay home

Other cool benefits

  • 4 work from home days/month
  • A kitchen stocked with sodas, snacks, yogurt and other goodies
  • A tight knit start up community who likes to eat! We celebrate everyone’s birthdays, have frequent team lunches, and do events in and out of the office
  • 605 is an active participant in conferences


At 605, we’re just as passionate about diversity as we are about pioneering the field of TV data analytics. We are committed to cultivating an environment of mutual respect and equal opportunity. All hiring and advancement decisions are made on the basis of qualification, merit, and business need.

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