We are seeking junior software engineers to work on our state-of-the-art ad-serving platform. Our extremely successful platform is very large-scale, globally distributed across 3 data centers, service oriented, and event driven. We handle a hundred thousand ad-serving requests per second (100s of billions per month), and respond with very strict latency requirements. In addition, we data-mine a warehouse of 10 TB+ of data (and growing!), to generate some very sophisticated analytics/optimization that drive decisions behind the ad-serving process.
We expect a dramatic increase in the data rates and volumes in the near future and even more stringent latency requirements from our partners, and so need to make significant additions to our team to help evolve our platform to the next generation. If you are interested in working in an expanding world-class operation, we have a position for you.
The environment is very fast paced. Successful candidates must be comfortable in making daily changes to our core platform, refactoring/redesigning as needed, while clients are actively using the system. We believe in agile and incremental software development and particularly value simple solutions to complex problems. We also look for ability to diagnose a problem across the entire software and hardware stack rather than just debug a piece of code. Given the uptime constraints on our platform (24/7, 99.99%), operational maintainability of our software is of utmost importance.
The exact domain experience is less of a concern for us than the ability to fit into the above general profile. We are open to candidates from areas like telecom and automated trading/finance.
Minimum of bachelors degree in computer science, math or engineering from a top university
2+ years developing production-level code
Outstanding programming and debugging skills in C/C++
(we are selectively open to exceptionally strong Java developers as well)
Excellent problem solving skills
Fluency with data structures and algorithms
Experience with libevent, RESTful APIs
Experience with TCP/IP and networks protocols
Experience with profiling and performance optimizations
If they always called you "nerd" as a kid and you answered "awesome!" then you will love working here. We are dynamic and diverse (we have several entrepreneurs who have started multiple companies, creative writers, artists, and a fashion designer), and we focus our talents on working together to build a massively robust, intricate, and usable ad platform. Even after growing rapidly and being validated by our many customers and industry praise, we've stayed a lean, agile, and efficient organization: the MacGyver of advertising.
That still not exciting enough? How about the $50 million dollars in funding we just received? http://appnexus.com/news/press-releases.php
Send your resume to email@example.com to apply.