Sr. Data and Software Engineer - Strategic Projects

Sr. Data and Software Engineer - Strategic Projects

About Ovative Group:

Ovative Group is the premier independent media and measurement firm in the United States. We help change-makers, in fast-growing, customer-centric organizations across industries reinvent their marketing and measurement programs. We leverage our media, measurement, and consulting capabilities to help brands like Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, Facebook, The Home Depot, CVS, Disney, and UnitedHealth Group transform their media and marketing programs. Our proprietary approach to measuring and optimizing marketing investment decisions, Enterprise Marketing Return (EMR), is disrupting the industry and setting the gold standard for customer and marketing strategy, activation, and measurement.

Recognized eight consecutive years on Star Tribune’s list of Top 150 Workplaces and five years on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, we pride ourselves in always overdelivering for our clients, our teams, and our communities.

About the Role:

As a Sr. Data and Software Engineer, your primary role will be contributing to the design, development, and deployment of robust, data-driven software applications. Your skills and insights will play an important part in supporting our marketing and measurement initiatives. Your involvement will help shape our technology approach and bring it from concept to applied measurement outcomes. You will also be expected to effectively work with various teams, including project managers, data scientists, and other teams at Ovative.

Your responsibilities extend beyond the technical sphere. You will be expected to handle complex concepts, support multiple workstreams, and communicate effectively. An important part of your job will be to understand the needs of the assigned project, acknowledging the strengths and limitations of yourself and your team.

This role requires a strong technical acumen and exceptional problem-solving skills. Your ability to plan and adapt will be key to your success.

Responsibilities of a Sr. Data and Software Engineer:

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the technical creation, architecture, design, and rollout of innovative tech, guiding operational excellence and business impact for Ovative and clients alike.
  • Work closely with peers and Technical Project Management to support the development and implementation of innovative measurement solutions and tools.
  • Contribute to the development of high-performance applications through writing efficient, testable, and reusable code.
  • Prototype and iterate on potential solutions, determining those with the most viability and impact.
  • Oversee code quality and standards (as it pertains to your work).
  • Use and develop tools and systems for efficient data QA.

Communication and Documentation Responsibilities:

  • Engage with clients and internal stakeholders to understand business goals, gather requirements, and translate them into detailed, actionable technical requirements.
  • Write and maintain clear documentation catering to various user levels.
  • Have proficiency in communicating clearly with technical and non-technical stakeholders, including clients & executives.
  • Contribute your technical expertise in conversations with the Technical Project Manager

People and Culture Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the nurturing of diverse technical talent, ensuring equitable opportunities and a culture of inclusion and respect.
  • Participate actively in our talent acquisition and training programs, striving to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Foster a positive team spirit, encouraging all team members.

Process and Innovation Responsibilities:

  • Support the introduction of new methodologies, technologies, or optimizations that will increase efficiency, scale, and value for our organization.
  • Assist in the recommendation and implementation of process improvements across development operations and planning and optimization processes to increase efficiency and quality of work.


  • 5+ years of technology team related work experience in data engineering, or software engineering.
  • Experience in Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to contribute to technical thought leadership.
  • Experience developing technology with Cloud Computing (GCP, AWS, Azure) using Python and SQL.
  • Experience in data processing and technology containing AI, machine learning, and statistical tools.
  • Good business acumen; preferably some experience in digital & traditional marketing as well as advanced marketing measurement.
  • Good attention to detail and written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with business users to understand goals and gather requirements.
  • Proficiency with version control solutions (i.e., GitHub).

Pay Transparency

At Ovative, we offer a transparent view into three core components of your total compensation package: Base Salary, Annual Bonus, and Benefits. The salary range for this position below is inclusive of an annual bonus. Actual offers are made with consideration for relevant experience and anticipated impact. Additional benefits information is provided below.

For our Manager positions, our compensation ranges from $79,000 to $132,000, which is inclusive of a 20% bonus.

Benefits of Working at Ovative Group

We provide strong, competitive, holistic benefits that understand the importance of your life inside and out of work.


Culture matters and we’ve been recognized as a Top Workplace for eight years running because of it. We demand trust and transparency from each other. We believe in doing the hard and complicated work others put off. We’re open in communication and floor plan. We’re flat – our interns sit next to VPs, our analysts work closely with senior leaders, and our CEO interacts with every single person daily. Put together, these elements help foster an environment where smart people can support each other in performing to their highest potential.

Compensation and Insurance:

We strive to hire and retain the best talent. Paying fair, competitive compensation, with a large bonus incentive, and phenomenal health insurance is an important part of this mix.

We’re rewarded fairly and when the company performs well, we all benefit.

Tangible amenities we enjoy:

  • Access to all office spaces in MSP, NYC, and CHI
  • Frequent, paid travel to our Minneapolis headquarters for company events, team events, and in-person collaboration with teams.
  • Flexible paid vacation policy
  • 401k match program
  • Top-notch health insurance options
  • Monthly stipend for your mobile phone and data plan
  • Sabbatical program
  • Charitable giving via our time and a financial match program
  • Shenanigan’s Day

Working at Ovative won’t be easy, but if you like getting your hands dirty, driving results, and being surrounded by the best talent, it’ll be the most rewarding job you’ll ever have. If you think you can make us better, we want to hear from you!

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