Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Porto, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
We want engineers who are passionate about making the Internet a better place! Kevel is a cloud-based service for building custom, ad serving solutions quickly and easily. We are looking for a talented Software Engineer of any level of expertise to join our Forecasting Team in Porto, Portugal.
Our Forecasting product aims to provide Kevel’s customers with reliable measurements of inventory availability and campaign performance. Our technology reacts in milliseconds and can process upwards of 10 billion ad decision requests per month. As a software engineer, you will directly contribute to scaling our forecasting product and support our global customer base.
LOCATION: Remote - Porto, Portugal. This position can be based out of the Porto office, remote, or hybrid. Applicants located anywhere within Portugal are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work within Portugal.


  • Evolve the Kevel Forecast product, including implementing our ad delivery algorithms into our forecasting product, including balancing and pacing, indexing, filtering, selection and budgeting.
  • Work in the areas of time series forecasting and simulation, making sure that our customers have the most accurate predictions possible.
  • Improve the platform’s architectural qualities, helping ensure our foundation provides the scalability, reliability, security and performance our global customers require.
  • Work closely with the product management team to help design and build new features.
  • Help provide operational oversight for the platform, making sure we are up and running 24/7.


  • You will use Scala as the main development language building our services which are essentially APIs. However, you will also use a variety of other programming languages for auxiliary tools and other projects, like JavaScript, Ruby, Bash, and Python.
  • Manage the infrastructure of our own systems through a process that we have automated using cloud services and orchestrators like Kubernetes.
  • You follow Agile methodologies, so we value individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • We know that learning takes time and resources. You will be supported throughout the whole process.


  • Full-stack engineer with an interest in architectures for large scale distributed systems.
  • Willing to work on all levels of the development pipeline.
  • Someone eager to learn new technologies and paradigms.
  • Interest in building highly scalable systems.
  • Analytical and mathematically minded.
  • Comfortable communicating in English.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience is a plus but not required.
  • HTTP-based API experience.
  • Monitoring and operations experience.
  • Experience working with functional programming languages such as Java, Scala, and/or Clojure is a plus but not required.


  • Fully Remote Team: We are a 100% remote work environment with employees located around the world. You are welcome to work from home, one of our offices, a WeWork office, or an equivalent co-working space.
  • Flexible Working Hours: We understand our employees have their own lives, responsibilities and working preferences. We trust our employees to communicate with their managers, and work when they work best.
  • Flexible Benefits: Flexible benefit offerings provided through Coverflex, including 100% employer paid health insurance for you and your family.
  • Savings for the Future: Retirement savings opportunities are available through Coverflex.
  • Rest and Relaxation: Unlimited personal time off - and we mean it! We trust our employees to take the time they need, whenever they need it. We also offer Paid Holidays + a Kevel Holiday Break (from 12/24 - 1/1 every year!)
  • Home Office Stipend: You’ll receive a company provided Mac machine + a $500 home office allowance to purchase what you need to set up your work space properly!
  • Parental Leave Support: We support both primary and secondary caregivers when our employees are growing their families.
  • Free press benefits: Kevel believes all employees should have access to legitimate news sources. You’ll receive a $300 annual allowance to subscribe to the news source of your choice.
  • You’ll work with an award winning team! We’ve won numerous Best Places to Work Awards for several years and counting! We’ve also won many awards for our Innovation, Business Intelligence, and our best-in-class products (Software of the Year, Cloud Company of the Year, Best Ad Tech and API Innovator).
  • Full transparency. We embrace transparency and encourage you to read more about what we value through our Company Constitution and Employee Bill of Rights, ourAbout Kevel page, and Careers Page.
COMPENSATION: The expected total compensation range for this position is €40,000 - €53,000 per year. Kevel uses external, third-party market data to develop specific compensation amounts, which differ based on location and based on the experience level of each individual candidate. We use a similar approach to develop a range for international applicants based on available country-specific data. The full compensation package includes all the additional benefits as described in the 'Why you'll love working with us' section below. We also have a transparent ‘Total Rewards Philosophy’ we’d be happy to share with you which describes our overall approach to compensation and benefits in full detail! If your compensation requirements fall outside of this range, we encourage you to contact our talent acquisition team at to discuss other opportunities that may be better aligned with your experience level.
Hiring Guidelines by Country: Kevel hires new team members in countries around the world. Some roles may carry specific location-based eligibility requirements. Our Recruitment Team will share the specific benefits that are available in your location, and can help answer any questions about location specific eligibility requirements and benefits after the recruitment process begins.
Kevel (previously Adzerk) offers the infrastructure APIs needed to quickly build custom ad platforms for sponsored listings, internal promotions, native ads, and more. We are committed to helping publishers drive new revenue and take back the Internet from ad tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Kevel was founded in 2010 in Durham, North Carolina. We embrace remote working culture with our entire team being spread across the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal and Singapore! Kevel is proud to be an inclusive workplace with one goal in common — we want to make the internet a better place.
We’re building a global community - one that’s safe for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. Our policies and way of working are guided by our core values of inclusivity, trust, empathy, and respect. We know we have more work to do, but firmly believe that our work is at its best when everyone feels free to be their most authentic selves. Kevel is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts and commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and transparent workplace where everyone feels respected, heard, safe and accepted. At Kevel, we embrace our differences and consider diversity a superpower that drives the success of our organization.
We highly encourage people of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply, even if your experiences don’t meet every requirement in the job description. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals seeking employment at Kevel are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.