Software Engineer - New York

PulsePoint, Inc.
New York, NY
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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 digitalmobile devices. PulsePointrsquos 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. Some major projects the Exchange team is currently working on continuing to scale our core exchange platform, honing the intelligence of our optimization, cutting feedback time for business intelligence, and aggressive automation. Currently, the PulsePoint Exchange handles hundreds of thousands of transactions per second, billions of times each month evaluates, selects, and optimizes ad-serving based on advanced statistical and machine-learning models returns responses collected from dozens of parties in milliseconds constantly evolves to meet market demands that change in days and weeks, not months and years factors thousands of data-points in every serving decision If working in an agile shop with a team of top-flight engineers growing the system described above sounds interesting, some things that you should know What we look for in engineers Problem solving and critical thinking Communication and inter-personal skills Mastery of algorithms, data structures and performance Knowledge of Internet technologiesand protocols Skills with the Java language, platform, and understanding of underlying concepts and constructs B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Engineering (or professional experience) What we value as a team 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 businessoperations Automated testing Developers who can navigate around a Linux box Passion, technical expertise, and personal accomplishment Rolling up your sleeves and getting things done More about being a developer at PulsePoint Wersquore small enough you can own something and have a direct impact, but big enough that you donrsquot 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 ndash 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 donrsquot water down our responsibilities or expectations) Some tools we use SVN, Maven, TeamCity, JIRA, Confluence, Crucible, Intellij Some practices wersquove adopted TDDunit-testing, continuous integration, code-reviews, Scrum Things wersquore 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 ndash 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 havenrsquot had problems buying additions

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