Principal Tech Lead, Ads Engineering

Remote San Francisco, CA
USD 221k - 350k
Scala Kubernetes Terraform Streaming Machine Learning
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Join Tubi (www.tubi.tv), Fox Corporation's premium ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) streaming service leading the charge in making entertainment accessible to all. With over 200,000 movies and television shows, including a growing library of Tubi Originals, 200+ local and live news and sports channels, and 455 entertainment partners featuring content from every major Hollywood studio, Tubi gives entertainment fans an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free. Tubi's library has something for every member of our diverse audience, and we're committed to building a workforce that reflects that diversity. We're looking for great people who are creative thinkers, self-motivators, and impact-makers looking to help shape the future of streaming.

About the Role:

This is a hands on (yes coding and design) leadership role. Our Ads Eng team is building out the Ads Ecosystem at Tubi to help advertisers reach their target audience as well as users to enjoy their favorite content for free. You will work with Tubi’s Machine Learning and Data Science teams to build distributed systems that place ads most optimally on Tubi apps through sophisticated algorithms on ad delivery pacing and planning. In this hands on leadership role you will be responsible for developing and delivering high-quality advertising products, collaborating with other teams, and leading a team of engineers. The ideal candidate will have a passion for advertising technology, solving loosely defined problems and leading engineering teams. You will also improve the way we deploy and operate our services and even contribute to open-source projects. 


  • Empower your team to achieve a high level of technical productivity, reliability, and simplicity 
  • Hands-on design and development of high throughput, and/or low latency distributed systems
  • Work with other Tubi leaders to lead developer productivity best practices
  • Help engineers advance in their careers and grow through 1:1s and mentoring
  • Partner with Tubi’s talent acquisition team to attract and hire top-tier engineering talent
  • Stay up-to-date with advertising technology trends and best practices


  • 10+ years of industry experience designing and developing scalable distributed systems with one or more JVM language (we use Scala)
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical leadership role; overseeing people and projects
  • Deep understanding in AdTech: serving, targeting, and/or measurement technologies
  • 5+ years of experience with relational databases, caching, JVM memory management, and message brokers
  • Proven experience building near real time services that are high performing, scalable, and fault-tolerant


  • Experience with Akka technologies
  • Experience with kubernetes/kustomization, terraform and other infra tools
  • Experience with data engineering tools

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Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is is listed annually below. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, long-term incentive plan, and various benefits including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents.

California, New York City, Westchester County, NY, and Seattle, WA
$245,000$350,000 USD
Colorado and Washington (excluding Seattle, WA)
$221,000$316,000 USD

Tubi is a division of Fox Corporation, and the FOX Employee Benefits summarized here, covers the majority of all US employee benefits.  The following distinctions below outline the differences between the Tubi and FOX benefits:

  • For US-based non-exempt Tubi employees, the FOX Employee Benefits summary accurately captures the Vacation and Sick Time.
  • For all salaried/exempt employees, in lieu of the FOX Vacation policy, Tubi offers a Flexible Time off Policy to manage all personal matters.
  • For all full-time, regular employees, in lieu of FOX Paid Parental Leave, Tubi offers a generous Parental Leave Program, which allows parents twelve (12) weeks of paid bonding leave within the first year of the birth, adoption, surrogacy, or foster placement of a child. This time is 100% paid through a combination of any applicable state, city, and federal leaves and wage-replacement programs in addition to contributions made by Tubi.
  • For all full-time, regular employees, Tubi offers a monthly wellness reimbursement.

Tubi is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an E-Verify company.

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