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Distributed Systems Engineer

Movable Ink

Movable Ink

Software Engineering
United Kingdom · Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
Movable Ink scales content personalization for marketers through data-activated content generation and AI decisioning. The world’s most innovative brands rely on Movable Ink to maximize revenue, simplify workflow and boost marketing agility. Headquartered in New York City with close to 600 employees, Movable Ink serves its global client base with operations throughout North America, Central America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

We are seeking a Distributed Systems Engineer who will be responsible for the design and implementation of distributed software systems that handle data at massive speeds and scale. The role offers the opportunity for innovation and impact through the development of sophisticated multi-tiered systems, delivering value to the world’s biggest brands. You will create and deliver technically impressive and impactful products while driving the development and deployment of high quality, scalable AI solutions by writing code.


  • Design, develop, and test high performance systems that operate at massive scale
  • Gain an understanding of existing systems, determine areas of complexity, and potential risks
  • Perform code and design reviews
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on projects in which they have been involved
  • Stay actively involved in ongoing maintenance of software


  • Familiarity with GRPC and Protobuf
  • 3+ years of Python experience
  • 1+ years of experience using Kafka and Redis
  • 1+ years of experience using a columnar database
  • Demonstrate proficiency in back-end development concepts, including APIs, databases, and authentication/authorization mechanisms
  • Able to write design documents that identify requirements, dependencies, and risks
  • Interest in learning additional technologies such as Elixir
  • Practitioner with bias toward action/execution/building
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced, goal-driven environment
  • Having working knowledge of DevOps practices, such as continuous integration/continuous delivery and automated deployment
  • Works effectively in a fast-paced, goal-driven environment
  • Ability to collaborate with technical partners – you’ll be working closely with other teams to determine requirements for your work and to make design decisions that affect our stack

Studies have shown that women, communities of color, and historically underrepresented people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture where all Inkers can thrive. If you’re excited about the role but don’t meet all of the abovementioned qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Our differences bring a breadth of knowledge and perspectives that makes us collectively stronger.

We welcome and employ people regardless of race, color, gender identity or expression, religion, genetic information, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ethnicity, family or marital status, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, disability, Veteran status, or other protected characteristics. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.