Senior Software Engineer, Real-time Bidding

Location: San Francisco or Remote
Job type:
Expire date: 2017-01-31

Job description

About the Role:

As a Real-time Systems Engineer you will need to straddle several of AdRoll’s core technologies: our stack includes Python, Erlang, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, HBase, and our own open-sourced solutions.


Improving the intelligence of the bidding systems, converting insights from AdRoll’s data science team into robust, scalable code
Make key improvements to our core distributed systems infrastructure, powering over 500 thousand individual bid requests per second
Be a part of a team working on a high volume, highly available system, critical to the success of the business. Balance performance and modularity in systems where every millisecond counts
Roll up your sleeves and dig into every nook and cranny of AdRoll’s codebase


BS or MS in computer science or related field
5+ years in a functional or object-oriented language
You do your best work when you have lots of freedom and can take ownership of your projects from concept to finish
Bonus Points:

Erlang, Java and Python experience - programming Polygots welcome!
Has a genuine interest in Open Source and has personal projects

About Our Tech Stack:

Web applications powered by Flask, Pylons, PostgreSQL, Backbone.js, React, SASS and more
Soft real-time systems running in Erlang
Big-data backend running Hadoop, HBase, Storm and Thrift
We rely heavily on AWS -- AdRoll is one of Amazon’s biggest customers!


Competitive salary and equity
Medical / Dental / Vision benefits
Paid time off and generous holiday schedule
The opportunity to win the coveted Golden Bagel award

Candidate description

The ideal candidate may fall into a few types of backgrounds. Adtech experience with hands-on programming within a RTB platform with a polygot background is a huge bonus.

Our platform is run of Python and Erlang (Elixir, too!)/ Candidates who have strong coding abilities in these languages, we would love to set up a conversation.

We're looking for candidates who are local to the Bay Area (or want to relocate) or lives and can work remotely within the Americas.


San Francisco or Remote
AdRoll is the largest independent retargeting and prospecting platform with over 25,000 clients worldwide. It specializes in performance marketing for several verticals including e-commerce, b2b, finance, travel, education, and media, and analyzes data on over 1 billion anonymous user profiles across desktop, mobile, and tablet devices through its proprietary technology. Partnering with top media and tech companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Apple, along with millions of websites and mobile apps, the company is home to the world's largest opt-in advertiser data co-op. AdRoll’s goal is to map the world’s intent data and put it to work for every advertiser on the planet. AdRoll is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York, Tokyo, London, Dublin, and Sydney. It is backed by Foundation Capital, IVP, Accel Partners, Merus Capital, Peter Thiel, and other leading investors. Learn more at AdRoll is committed to creating diverse teams of “Rollers” and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, sex, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or other characteristics.