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Software Engineer at Skimlinks (London, UK)

Skimlinks is the leading content-to-commerce platform globally, helping publishers monetize their editorial content, and marketers find people who want to buy their products.

Skimlinks’ platform creates new revenue for Publishers by: automating the affiliation of commerce-related content, and syndicating the resulting shopping-intent data to Marketers and Merchants to help them reach consumers interested in their products, brands or categories. This data-as-a-service – known as Audiences by Skimlinks – is now the largest source of shopping-intent data available to marketers for use in the platform of their choice.

Skimlinks’ mission is to help publishers be better rewarded for the role their content plays in driving sales, and to help Merchants understand what is driving those sales.Skimlinks is used on 1.5 million websites globally by companies such as Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Condé Nast, and AOL/HuffPost. With this network, and its connection to 24,000 merchants, Skimlinks sees the content-to-commerce journeys of about 1.6 billion people monthly. 

We are actively seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join our team in London. Whether you’ve built APIs; or systems that scale to billions of requests daily; or you've worked with terabytes of incoming data; or integrated with complex partner ecosystems; we have a lot of complex challenges that you will enjoy solving.


  • You will design, build, implement, and own systems across all parts of our platform; from high-volume data collection, enrichment and automated analysis, through to backend services and RESTful APIs

  • You will work with Product Management and our commercial organisations to understand the needs of the market and our customers; and how they they can be translated into solutions

  • You will craft innovative solutions to complex technical problems and making design decisions in line with our technical strategy and high engineering standards

  • You should be keeping on top of the latest and greatest developments in distributed systems; the cloud; and data science fields.

  • You will help define our development environment, and communicate the best development practices within the organisation (i.e. code reviews, testing, etc).

  • You will be sharing your knowledge, and mentoring others in your areas of deep technical expertise

We are looking for candidates with the following experience and / or qualifications: 

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, or Software Engineering (or equivalent) would be beneficial

  • You should have deep experience building enterprise-grade software with several languages such as; Python Java, C#, F#, Scala, or C++

  • You have flexibility and passion for evolving projects and innovating new products, in an environment with lightweight agile processes

  • You are familiar with building systems that efficiently scale with very large data volumes

  • You write clean maintainable code; you pay attention to details and edge cases

  • You know SQL and how to integrate with and use a range of data technologies

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