Senior Software Engineer

  • 1675 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Part of Publicis Groupe (Euronext Paris Exchange: FR0000130577; CAC 40 index), Publicis Spine was established in 2017 to serve the data and analytics and technology needs of Publicis Groupe agencies and their clients. Its mission is to grow clients’ businesses through the transformative application of data and is the home to Publicis Groupe’s proprietary technology platform, Publicis PeopleCloud. It includes a consistent, transparent, best-in-class approach to data, analytics solutions, partnerships and technology via a closely joined network of engineers, technology experts, product designers, analysts and data scientists all empowering marketing and digital business transformation.

Job Description

The successful candidate will leverage expertise in Computer Engineering and modern web application design to build new features and augment existing functionality for our users to drive revenue executing digital ad campaigns. Day-to-day duties will include building rich interfaces using semantic HTML5 mark-up and CSS3 for layout and style, embedding these interfaces in our modern Single Page Application (SPA) stack that is built around Backbone.js, and wiring them up to JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) APIs provided by our Rails application. As a Software Engineer with the Spine, you will be tasked with rapidly building out new features and feature enhancements, as well as ongoing maintenance to keep the app purring.

The job also entails the design and careful testing of business logic and APIs within the Rails application, utilizing design patterns to build durable, testable code. We test the Rails application layer using Rspec unit tests, Capybara integration specs, and the JavaScript layer via a Rails runner for Mocha, with Sinon.js for mocking. The ideal candidate will be comfortable modeling data in a document database like MongoDB, which is our primary persistence layer, but will also be proficient with distributed JSON stores and search engines, including ElasticSearch, which powers our search functionality. Team members should also be conversant with Object Oriented Programming methods (OOP), and be comfortable handling version control with Git.

This position can be based in New York City or Chicago.


  • Build new features and feature enhancements; contribute to ongoing maintenance
  • Collaborate effectively with Product, QA, and our other engineering teams
  • Contribute to ongoing refinements of our coding style and development processes
  • Embrace solid, agile development practices, such as unit-testing, code reviews and design documentation


  • 3-5 years of professional development experience, utilizing Ruby and JavaScript
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Serious, in-depth experience with one or more mature Rails applications and building Single Page Applications (SPAs), preferably using Angular2
  • Embraces TDD; also knows when to test pragmatically
  • Fully conversant with building HTML5 mark-up and CSS
  • Knows and understands the DOM and jQuery or equivalent
  • Comfortable working with and modeling data in MongoDB
  • Comfortable with agile development practices
  • Conversant with Git
  • Experienced using Rspec for ruby unit and integration specs
  • Leverages design patterns to build durable, testable code
  • Experience building data visualizations with d3.js or equivalent
  • Conversant with object oriented programming (OOP)
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral, written and presentation) and strong interpersonal skills
  • High energy level, strong team player and good work ethic

Secondary Qualifications (Nice to Have):

  • DevOps experience with AWS
  • Digital Marketing and Advertising Domain Knowledge
  • A good eye for design
  • Knack for data visualization
  • Loves CSS

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