Do you dislike being tracked everywhere you go online? Does the thought of companies harvesting and selling your data make you angry? Help us bring back privacy online by giving advertisers an alternative!
Kobler is working with more than 100 newspapers, indexing hundreds of thousands of articles and bidding on thousands of auctions per second to place ads contextually without any use of personal data. If you’re reading an article about the best local takeout restaurants, we might place an ad from Foodora.
The number of newspapers will grow from 100+ in Scandinavia to thousands in the EU and US in the next couple of years.
We are building a new publisher platform, and you will be joining the team working on developing a cost effective scalable solution.
The publisher platform will handle:
A new crawling and scraping system that continuously scans our integrated newspaper sites in realtime to ensure we always have the latest content.
Management and monitoring of programmatic traffic and deals.
Building a self service solution (both APIs and UI) where publishers can easily onboard and manage their integration with the Kobler platform.
Provide near real time data for reporting to the publishers
Skills and requirements
At least 3 years of relevant work experience
Experience building web applications and APIs
Excellent overall web knowledge
Writing tests and performing code reviews are natural parts of your daily work
Ideally you have a degree in a relevant field, but experience can make up for this if you don’t.
It is a plus if you have experience with any of the following:
Cloud platforms (like AWS or GCP)
Experience building public REST APIs
Experience building scalable, distributed systems
Our tech stack
Most of our services are Dropwizard based REST APIs written in Kotlin and Java with Postgres for persistence. A few are NodeJS written in Typescript. Our frontends are React apps written in Typescript.
Everything runs as Docker containers on AWS ECS, automatically deployed with CircleCI.
If this sounds interesting but you don’t have experience with the languages or tools we’re using, please do not hesitate to apply. Languages and frameworks come and go and we don’t expect anyone to have experience with all of these.
Work anywhere within EU.
Type of contract: Long term freelance contract.
Please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to contact Karim Ghouas (CTO) on email@example.com or +47 99271034 for any questions.