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R&D Director

Tel Aviv, Israel

 Our Story: 

We’re EX.CO, the world’s leading self-serve video technology platform. We empower publishers to own their video strategy for maximum yield by providing easy-to-use, AI-based solutions for ad serving, monetization, content automation, interactive experiences, and contextual targeting.

 Our one-stop-shop platform is trusted by some of the largest publishers globally including CBSi, Arena Group, Hearst, MLB, Nasdaq, Refinery29, Sky News, Time, ViacomCBS and VICE.

 Founded in 2012 with employees located around the world, EX.CO is backed by The Walt Disney Company, Saban Ventures, Viola Group, 83North, and Firstime Ventures. For more information, visit EX.CO.

Your Story

As an R&D Director, you will lead our Video Serving and Monetization development group and drive the development and delivery of EX.CO’s video product offering. Manage and optimize a high-scale infrastructure with billions of daily transactions, own and lead end-to-end features and handle the entire development cycle - architecture, implementation, deployment, and monitoring. As part of the job, you will work closely with the product, operations, and business teams building a great product that will directly influence the way billions of people consume and engage with video content over the internet.

Long story short, you will:

  • Oversee the video serving and monetization group within the R&D department (2 development teams), fostering collaboration between various departments within the product development org and beyond 
  • Lead, from planning to execution, a product roadmap based on EX.CO’s vision and strategy
  • Own the design, execution, quality, and end-to-end delivery of highly scalable products managing 99.999 uptime infrastructures with billions of transactions every day
  • Grow and develop a group of talented and motivated backend & frontend developers
  • Cultivate an engineering culture that emphasizes collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with HR and senior management to define career paths, succession planning, and advancement opportunities within the R&D organization

And will be awesome if you have:

  • 8 + years of experience in Software Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience leading engineering teams
  • A strong track record as an R&D leader with demonstrated success in managing cross-functional teams and achieving clear KPIs and goals
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in product development, particularly in the monetization domain
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and mentoring skills
  • A business-driven mindset with a focus on driving revenue growth through innovative solutions
  • Ability to foster collaboration and build strong relationships with stakeholders across different departments and locations.
  • Experience with cloud-based system building in a complex scale-oriented environment


  • Experience in Vanilla JS, NGINX, AWS, Redis, Go, Lua, and PHP
  • Organize and handle context switches in compliance with high code quality
  • Experience in the Ad-tech industry

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