#1 of 1Connexity - Camarillo, CA (Los Angeles area) | on-site | http://connexity.com
Are you interested in learning advertising tech from the inside out? (Yes, I know ad-blocking is all the rage these days. Come be part of the solutions by enabling sensible display ads.) We're looking for a savvy individual who takes their personal development seriously and seeks to make a huge impact.
You'll be working alongside a tight, driven team right in the heart of the profit center. Our division of Connexity works in online display advertising (aka "banner ads") through real time bidding, and we run 50 to 100 million impressions each day. Our total transaction volume is between 5 and 10 billion per day, and I'd bet you a burger we've served ads on nearly every site you've ever visited.
Our team is sharp and works well together. We enjoy perks such as daily paid lunch, a 9/80 schedule (to get every other Friday off) and unconstrained vacation; the culture of our team recognizes and respects the importance of your non-work life. Also, Ventura county is a pretty nice place to live/work (unless you hate temperate coastal weather). If you've got Rails or other relevant web app experience, that's a good start. More importantly, you'll be eager to learn display advertising inside and out. Attitude, ambition and sound judgement trump experience with a specific set of tools.
We're a small team within a medium-sized organization, and we work hard to keep the small-team vibe while availing ourselves of the best bits from the mother ship.
#Position 1: Rails + exposure to Scala, Hbase & Kafka
We need someone to contribute to our Ruby on Rails app. It's used to administer hundreds of advertising campaigns across hundreds of publisher sites. It's not just boring CRUD. It provides a ton of control and insight to the team that operates our clients' campaigns; it's truly the heart of our display advertising business. The business folks will know you, and you'll find that excellence will stir up a tremendous amount of appreciation for your work. This role is a great way to learn advertising tech at scale as well as other tools. In addition to Rails work, you'd get hands on experience with Redis, Hbase, PostgreSQL, R and Scala. Several on the current team started in the Rails app and have moved into other areas of interest (low-latency RTB bidder written in C, sophisticated reporting pipelines or novel optimization algorithms).
#Position 2: Data Savvy, Impeccably Responsible
We need someone to help our Data Science team operations. You'll help us maintain and activate various data-driven ad targeting. For example, a client may provide us a billion records which we need to analyze and transform into an audience segment. This isn't a software engineering position, but you'll want to be (or learn to be) pretty capable at the command line, and able to work with Python/Bash or other scripting languages. More than anything, we want someone who can maintain order among various client-facing tasks. On paper, we have a neat structured process; in reality, we need someone with sound judgement and above-average clarity of thought and word to help drive us forward. If you like combing through data in Excel, R or similar, this might be a great fit. If you've wanted the opportunity to get your hands on large amounts of data from an analysis or management perspective, please reach out to us.
-- Unless you prefer to start with a HR-oriented chat, you can reach me (a lead engineer on the team) at email@example.com.