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Lead Server Developer - Advertising + User Acquisition

  • Espoo
  • Espoo

Do you want a challenge? Do you want your work to reach 10’s of millions of gamers around the globe? Do you want to enable the growth of our games? Do you want to optimise our player’s ads experience?

In this role, you will shape our Advertising and User Acquisition offering for our games solving complex problems and driving our business. In Q1 2019, to grow our business we spent over $23 Million on user acquisition, and our ads platform mediated over 15 ads sources delivering over 1 billion impressions per month.

As a senior developer you will be responsible for concepting, building and maintaining our own services (including yield management, campaign management, native cross-promotion). You will participate in selecting and integrating partner services and tools (including Singular, AppNexus, Facebook, Unity Ads, Vungle, Google). We expect you to lead small project development teams and bring with you strong technology skills ideally including machine learning experience.

You will join our Rovio Games Technology team in Rovio HQ in Espoo, Finland. This team consists of 50 professionals providing our games teams with the means to bring their games to life every day. We serve millions of players and host some of the most cutting-edge cloud services out there, responding to thousands of requests per second from all corners of the globe.

What you'll take under your wing:

  • Develop and maintain our Ads and UA product offering
  • Research emerging solutions and technologies, for example, the use of machine learning for optimisation
  • Work closely with and lead developers and engineers (client, front-end, server, data, cloud, QA), product managers, designers to implement versatile solutions
  • Identify and resolve performance and scalability issues working closely with our ads operations team
  • Work on other service areas as required (for example segmentation, payments, live ops)
  • Launch, iterate and make a difference

What we are looking for?

  • 5+ years of ads / UA service development

  • Excellent with Java. Depth knowledge of relational databases, NoSQL databases and Big Data warehouses

  • Practical experience working in Agile software development teams using Scrum or Kanban

  • Excellent team working skills and leadership
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills

Ideally you have these feathers in your cap:

  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science or a related technical field strongly preferred
  • Significant experience with cloud platforms (AWS)
  • Experience with C#, C++, Python and SQL. Competence in Linux
  • Experience with AI and machine learning
  • Agile methods involving Jira, GitHub, pull requests and dailies
  • Passion for games!!!

What you get when you join our nest:

  • We give you the best support we can, helping you to grow and achieve your professional goals
  • Our team is hands-on, open, collaborative and ambitious. We do have fun together!
  • You will get to work in a truly international environment with more than 15 nationalities in the Technology team
  • Competitive benefits such as lunch vouchers, breakfast, gym, sauna, gaming area and our various hobby clubs.

When applying please tell us what you bring and how you will drive our ads and UA performance. We look forward to hearing from you!

Work with great people

Victor Lemeshev
Senior Backend Developer
"What I personally like most about my job is that I can always expand in new directions, when there is a need for that."
Nicole Yang
Data Analyst
"Our Stockholm office is the best. Comfy surroundings and also working on some of the most popular mobile games in the world. All in a day’s work."
Marc Olivier
Senior Game Designer
"At Rovio, I found that teams have the freedom of an indie and the kind of support only a major developer can offer."
Jan Lidtke
Art Director
"Making games is awesome, but the good vibes in the office and beautiful Finnish scenery are the icing on the cake."

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible hours

  • Growth opportunities

  • Rewards and recognition

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Support for families

  • Relocation support

About the company

Rovio is a Finnish, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started from a popular mobile game in 2009. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games, that has been downloaded 4B times since 2009, has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theaters in 50 countries, and licenses the Angry Birds brand to consumer products and other entertainment content. Rovio’s operations are divided into two business units, Games and Brand Licensing.

David Mason | Hiring Manager

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