Sr. Software Engineer

PulsePoint, Inc.
New York, NY
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Position Title: Senior Software Engineer Department: Engineering Reporting to: Vice President of Engineering Location: NYC, NY Company Overview: PulsePoint is a recognized industry leader in providing digital marketing solutions that advertisers, agencies and web publishers use to reach and target their audiences more effectively. The company solves the problem marketers have in creating an engaging, relevant, timely and measurable advertising experience across different ad unit types, ad delivery platforms and digital/mobile devices. PulsePoint*s integrated product and technology suite includes a #1 ranked ad exchange and real-time bidding (RTB) platform; social media solutions through their owned and operated websites and a global network of 500,000 citizen journalists that curate unique content and amplify a marketers engagement; audience targeting solutions and analytics which drive smarter ad impressions at scale; and a centralized email marketing suppression solution. PulsePoint is privately-owned and based in New York City, with offices throughout the U.S. and London. Job Description: We are small enough you can own something and have a direct impact, but big enough that you don't have to go it alone. We care deeply about quality and doing the right thing, but have a strong focus on business value and time to market and believe that focusing on the first part enables the second. Developers have technical management (who are technical and write code), as well as direct access to business, product, and operations (and they have access to us). Lastly, our Sr. Engineers have lots of empowerment and freedom of action (but we don't water down our responsibilities or expectations) Some tools we use: SVN, Maven, TeamCity, JIRA, Confluence, Crucible, Intellij Some practices we've adopted: TDD/unit-testing, continuous integration, code-reviews, Scrum Things we*re working on: cloud-computing, event-driven IO, self-healing systems, analytic databases We like open source: Spring, Hadoop (we run the NYC Hadoop Meetup), Glassfish, Linux, Memcache We have rules around meetings to keep them short and useful Developers get fast boxes, with multiple monitors, and can choose Windows or Linux We keep a library of technical books (several hundred) and haven*t had problems buying additions We have the usual coffee, tea, sodas, snacks, socials and events *Requirements: Independence and strong ownership of business problems and their technical solutions Excellent problem solving and critical thinking Strong Communication and inter-personal skill Mastery of algorithms, data structures and performance Experience in performance optimization (CPU, Memory, IO) and high-scale (>500 req/sec) Experience with open source projects and tools (e.g. apache projects, maven, Spring, tomcat/glassfish) Experience with Agile, tight interaction with business and operations (DevOps) Experience with automated testing (TDD, Mocking, Unit/Functional/Integration) Expert Knowledge of Internet technologies/and protocols Expert knowledge of the Java language, platform, ecosystem and underlying concepts and constructs Knowledge of common design patterns (IoC, GoF not J2EE Pattern Library) B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering (or professional experience) Additional Qualifications: Code built for Performance and Scale Solid engineering practices (e.g. design patterns, automated testing, fault-tolerant systems, KISS) Leveraging Open Source Agile development and tight interaction with business/operations Automated testing Developers who can navigate around a Linux box Passion, technical expertise, and personal accomplishment Rolling up your sleeves and getting things done If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please apply at

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