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Back-end Engineer

Location: San Francisco

The company is a premier advertising technology startup that helps brands run highly targeted, data driven digital marketing campaigns. Recently named the fastest growing private advertising company in the nation by Inc. Magazine (#7 overall) and best place to work by SF Business Times, the company has nearly 200 employees (and growing fast), over 7,000 customers, is increasing revenue at 400% per year and is backed by some of the savviest investors in the space, including Merus Capital, Accel Partners and Peter Thiel. We strongly believe in team chemistry and have a lot of fun building a world-class company. If you are passionate about growth and innovation, then come revolutionize the advertising technology space with us.

Team up with a colorful, but tight-knit engineering squad of a dozen. Code alongside our group which includes the youngest engineer ever at Microsoft (our CEO), a former World Champion of Street Fighter, the president of Python Italy, and more!

We run the retargeting platform with the largest customer base and swim in the complex, yet exciting new world of real-time advertising. We work with many great brands you've heard of (American Apparel, Tom's Shoes, Microsoft, Tivo, Hipmunk) and many more you haven't.

Our technology is continually pushing the boundaries. We run a global infrastructure that handles millions of requests, participates in billions of real-time auctions, crunches big data in real-time while serving thousands of happy advertisers.

Do you dream of writing code that will be seen by nearly everyone you know? Do you yearn to build a 100% cloud-deployed infrastructure that deftly scales to billions of daily requests and is capable of self-healing when trouble strikes? Join us in making this vision a reality.


For this key position, you must write solid code, understand complex systems, competently evaluate scalability trade-offs (eg, disk vs cpu vs memory), and quickly troubleshoot issues. You learn fast and are excited to dig into the latest technologies. Our stack includes Python, Erlang, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, HBase, Hadoop, Redis and our own open-sourced solutions.
More than anything, you do your best work when you have lots of freedom and can take ownership of your projects from concept to finish.

Bonus Points:

  • BS or MS in computer science or related field

  • Has a genuine interest in Open Source and has personal projects

  • Experience with NoSQL technologies such as Redis, Cassandra, HBase, and/or Hive

  • Knowledge of Amazon EC2 or other cloud-computing services

  • Knowledge of Python and its libraries

  • You know how to construct a traffic light build status sign

  • Humor


  • Design your ideal setup (machine, monitor, ergo)

  • Mentorship and backing of your growth as an engineer

  • Competitive salary and equity

  • Medical/Dental benefits

  • Work/Life balance and a flexible vacation schedule

  • Fully stocked with snacks and beverages, Monday dinners, Wednesday breakfast, Off The Grid across the street

  • Close to CalTrain and Bart

  • Opportunity to win the coveted Golden Bagel



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