Liveramp

Tech Lead Manager, API Enablement

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What Liveramp is looking for in applicants

LiveRamp is the leading data connectivity platform. We believe connected data has the power to change the world. Our platform powers insights and experiences centered around the needs of real people, and in ways that keep the Internet open for all. LiveRampers thrive on building together with curiosity and humility—and have a good bit of fun along the way. We’re always looking for smart, kind, and creative people to grow our team and impact.

Mission: LiveRamp makes it safe and easy for businesses to use data effectively.

LiveRamp powers exceptional experiences by making it safe and easy to connect the world’s data, people, and applications. We are the industry pace-setter and one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses anywhere—the enabling product behind many of the world’s biggest brands and technology platforms.

LiveRamp is looking for a Tech Lead Manager to help build our API Enablement team, one of the most impactful teams within the company. As a Tech Lead Manager you are responsible for providing the technical vision that would set the team up for success. You are responsible for making your developers successful by setting context, resolving blockers, removing distractions, instituting smart processes, and recruiting new members for the team. You are also responsible for providing high quality code contributions for the team.

The  API Enablement team is here to make LiveRamp's API vision a reality. The team owns the standardization of API development across all the engineering teams. This standardization in API design makes APIs feel familiar and it minimizes the learning curve for developers to start building APIs. By providing consistent tooling to build APIs across the entire organization, this team ensures the smoothest possible experience for developers using the platform. The team is going to be the propeller for the company's vision of platformization. You will have a unique experience working in a startup-like environment within an established company. 

You will:

  • Lead a distributed team that consists of supportive and passionate software engineers.
  • Architect and lead large cross-team engineering projects through the entire software development life cycle.  
  • Ensure operational excellence and empower the organization to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability, and simplicity.
  • Design and build core tools and services that are needed to standardize and expedite the entire API development lifecycle for all the engineering teams across LiveRamp.
  • Have an impact across the entire product and engineer org by leading cross-team technical discussions, evangelizing best practices, and mentoring engineers and engineering teams.
  • Bring a wealth of best practices from past experiences to the team.
  • Help recruit the best engineers to join the team to build great products together. 

Your team will: 

  • Design and build core tools and services that are needed to standardize and expedite the entire API development lifecycle for all the engineering teams across LiveRamp.
  • Build frameworks that could be used to cut down the API development lifecycle across all the engineering teams. 
  • Provide the engineering teams with the tools needed to develop high performance APIs using a spec-based approach!
  • Standardize the API strategy across the teams and provide the tools that will help them in building API Services.
  • Responsible for enabling our Platformization strategy in the most efficient way possible.

About you: 

  • 5+ years of experience leading teams designing and building scalable services, APIs, and infrastructures. 2+ years of experience in engineering management positions. 
  • Have experience driving design discussions, performing code reviews and providing critical suggestions for fixes and improvements.
  • Familiar with large distributed systems and performance optimization of complex enterprise systems.
  • Thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility, and you see challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • Are excited about collaborating with teammates across LiveRamp.
  • A polyglot with an inclination to learn new languages and technologies quickly.
  • People management skills, experience in mentoring and coaching team members.
  • Experience building and optimizing tools, architectures and standards.
  • Experienced with multiple microservice frameworks (SpringBoot , Rails etc.,) 
  • Experience leading and delivering large scale, cross-team, multi-functional projects 
  • Experience with GCP or another cloud provider (AWS, Azure, ...).
  • Type S(tartup) personality: smart, ethical, friendly, hard-working and proactive.

Bonus Points: 

  • Contributions to open source projects.
  • Strong experience programming in Java.
  • Familiarity with Typescript and Ruby. 
  • Experience working on a distributed team.

Benefits:

  • People: Work with talented, collaborative, and friendly people who love what they do.
  • Fun: We host in-person and virtual events such as game nights, happy hours, camping trips, and sports leagues. 
  • Work/Life Harmony: Flexible paid time off, paid holidays, options for working from home, and paid parental leave.
  • Whole Health Package: Medical, dental, vision, life, disability, long term care, accident and critical illness insurance, pre-tax accounts (health, dependent and commuter), and a family forming benefit through Carrot. Plus Milk Stork, backup child and elder care, and discount on pet insurance, mental health support (via Talkspace)
  • FlexPerks reimbursement program to provide flexibility and choice ($375/quarter) for fitness, emotional, financial, family, travel and entertainment, convenience and security expenses. (U.S. LiveRampers)
  • Savings: Our 401K matching plan—1:1 match up to 6% of salary—helps you plan ahead.  Also Employee Stock Purchase Plan - 15% discount off purchase price of LiveRamp stock (U.S. LiveRampers)
  • RampRemote: A comprehensive office equipment and ergonomics program—we prove you with equipment and tools to be your most productive self, no matter where you're located

More about us:

LiveRamp’s mission is to connect data in ways that matter, and doing so starts with our people. We know that inspired teams enlist people from a blend of backgrounds and experiences. And we know that individuals do their best when they not only bring their full selves to work but feel like they truly belong. Connecting LiveRampers to new ideas and one another is one of our guiding principles—one that informs how we hire, train, and grow our global team across eight countries and four continents.

LiveRamp is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or other protected status. Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 
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To all recruitment agencies: LiveRamp does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, LiveRamp employees or any other company location. LiveRamp is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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