Sr. Software Engineer, RTB

Come Roll with Us!

Location: San Francisco, CA
Job type: full time
Salary: Depends on experience
Expire date: 2015-07-31

Job description

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

Candidate description


BS or MS in computer science or related field

5+ years in a functional or object-oriented language is a must

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

Big-data backend running Hadoop, HBase, Storm and Thrift

We rely heavily on AWS -- AdRoll is one of Amazon’s biggest customers!


About AdRoll:

AdRoll, headquartered in downtown San Francisco with offices in NY, Dublin, London, Tokyo and Sydney, is the world’s most popular “real-time bidding” advertising platform. What is real-time bidding? It means we help companies intelligently bid on advertising spaces billions of times a day in fractions of seconds. We manage a global infrastructure that handles billions of requests, crunches big data on the spot and provides an easy-to-use self-service platform to over 15,000 happy advertisers.

Named the fastest growing private advertising company in the nation by Inc. Magazine (#7 overall) and best place to work by SF Business Times, AdRoll has over 500 employees globally (and growing fast), over 15,000 active customers from over 100 countries, a revenue run rate of $150M, and has increased our revenues at  700% since 2012. With funding totaling $89 Million, AdRoll is backed by some of the savviest investors in the valley, like Foundation Capital, Merus Capital, Accel Partners, IVP, and Peter Thiel.

We strongly believe in team chemistry and have a lot of fun building a world-class company while staying true to the core values that have made us successful. If you are passionate about growth and innovation, then come revolutionize the advertising technology space with us.

AdRoll is the most widely used retargeting platform in the world. More brands trust AdRoll to retarget site visitors with ads across Facebook, Twitter, mobile, and the web.

At AdRoll, it’s our mission to help every business, big or small, turn their customer data into profitable marketing programs.

In 2007, three friends—an entrepreneur, a technical prodigy, and a surfing ad tech wizard—saw an opportunity in online advertising: What if the retargeting technology only available to massive companies with equally massive budgets were accessible for companies of all sizes? What if you could make cutting-edge display products both simple and affordable? What if you gave that platform a great UX, transparent reporting, and extensive control over campaigns? They jumped in with both feet and haven’t looked back since.