VP Engineering, Scibids at DoubleVerify | Powderkeg

About the company:

Scibids is a global leader in AI-powered digital campaign activation. Scibids empowers global brands to drive specific KPIs and tangible outcomes more effectively while improving operational efficiency and reducing manual lift. Scibids technology does not rely on digital identifiers such as cookies and can be activated across leading Demand-Side Platforms such as The Trade Desk, DV360, and Xandr to mention a few. To learn more visit https://doubleverify.com/scibids-ai/

Recently, DV closed its [acquisition](https://doubleverify.com/newsroom/doubleverify-extends- leadership-in-independent-ai-powered-campaign-optimization-solutions-with- agreement-to-acquire-scibids/?news=1) of Scibids providing an End-to-end, comprehensive measurement and granular optimisation. DoubleVerify is the recognised market innovator with the technology and tools that accurately authenticate the quality of digital media and drive ad performance for the world's largest brands. DV provides media transparency and accountability to deliver the highest level of impression quality for maximum advertising performance. Since 2008, DV has helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies gain the most from their media spend by delivering best-in-class solutions across the digital ecosystem that help build a better industry. Learn more at doubleverify.com

About the role:**

The VP of Engineering is a strategic role that oversees all technical aspects of DoubleVerify’s Scibids solution. It is integral to the continuous innovation and development of our AI-driven products within programmatic buying environments. The role will manage engineering and data science teams in Paris and across the globe and will partner with engineering groups of the world’s largest platforms, including Google, Meta, Amazon, TikTok and others.

Reporting to: SVP and founder of Scibids

Location: Paris, France


  • Leadership and Vision: Assume overall ownership and accountability for the development and quality of Scibids’ products. Provide strategic direction and leadership to multiple development teams spanning across several skillsets (data science, data engineering, software development).
  • Business Acumen: Work closely with Scibids business leaders, product management team and clients to identify how engineering can support new and existing business opportunities.
  • Roadmap Alignment: Collaborate with the leadership to align the product roadmap with strategic goals and our Objectives and Key Results (OKR) processes.
  • Mathematical Leadership: Scibids AI excellence relies on a sound and rigorous mathematical treatment of the bid optimization problems. The VP of engineering needs to be able to guide the team and make sure this excellence is upheld as we scale.
  • Technical Excellence: Lead the team in taking key architectural design decisions, balancing technical debt against business priorities to ensure scalability, flexibility, and resilience.
  • Team Scaling: Conduct an aggressive scaling plan of the engineering team while maintaining an extremely high excellence bar and talent density.
  • Team Development : Train, lead, mentor, and inspire a diverse team of data scientists, engineers, and team leads.
  • Efficient Management: Manage multiple competing priorities in a dynamic environment. Oversee project deliverables, resources, milestones, and development processes.
  • Continuous Improvement : Ensure agility and efficiency in achieving both short-term and long-term goals.


  • 5+ years of experience in managing and leading data science / engineering teams
  • Over 7 years in technology-related roles
  • Strong technical expertise in cloud/SaaS platform development and management.
  • Broad knowledge of programming languages, software architecture, design, and database systems.
  • Proven track record of building and motivating high-performing engineering teams.
  • Experience in media measurement and online advertising is an advantage.Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated decision-making abilities with sound logic.
  • Collaborative mindset, able to work effectively with teams across the organization.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.

Scibids offers a dynamic, inclusive environment where innovation and teamwork are celebrated. If you are looking to make a significant impact in the digital marketing sphere and lead a talented team towards groundbreaking achievements, we would love to hear from you.

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