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Company: Stride Search

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Date Posted: January 6, 2014

Source: Stride Search


Our client strives to bring the same level of reach, performance and measurability of search engine marketing to the world of display advertising. The company has developed an online display advertising network, focused on the $205B+ online e-commerce shopping market.

Core to its offering is a proprietary system that accurately tracks and determines an online consumer's score for millions of individual products. This score delivers highly-personalized, relevant, and attractive offers to consumers, and provides merchants and manufacturers a channel to tap into the 80%+ reach of online display advertising with greatly enhanced conversions.

Our client includes a world-class management team formerly from Yahoo!, Oracle, Microsoft, Nextag, and DoubleClick with leading technology, online advertising and domain expertise. The team came together to solve the problem of effectiveness and measurability in display advertising, and find a solution more closely resembling the economics of search. The company is well funded. This position ...


Our client strives to bring the same level of reach, performance and measurability of search engine marketing to the world of display advertising. The company has developed an online display advertising network, focused on the $205B+ online e-commerce shopping market.

Core to its offering is a proprietary system that accurately tracks and determines an online consumer's score for millions of individual products. This score delivers highly-personalized, relevant, and attractive offers to consumers, and provides merchants and manufacturers a channel to tap into the 80%+ reach of online display advertising with greatly enhanced conversions.

Our client includes a world-class management team formerly from Yahoo!, Oracle, Microsoft, Nextag, and DoubleClick with leading technology, online advertising and domain expertise. The team came together to solve the problem of effectiveness and measurability in display advertising, and find a solution more closely resembling the economics of search. The company is well funded. This position will be located in Palo Alto, CA.

Role is for a Software Engineer to work on a flat team along side some of the most experienced individuals in the ad space in the industry to develop and architect solutions part of our core platform driving the relevance of intent driven online display ads.

Responsible for building out and maintaining the backend of their Ad platform that handles data collection, data processing (serving up some 2 million plus ads a day). Working on the core issue of how to make the ads relevant to the buyer.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Work in engineering team on developing and testing systems in various technologies like Java, Perl, C/C++, Python, Hadoop, Apache, Tomcat, Linux

Technical leadership and ownership of one or more systems.

Architect and design scalable and fault tolerant systems

Set coding, design, and documentation standards as required

Work with product management and business teams to analyze requirements and give technical assessment and estimates

Setup and manage non-production and production environments

Build and deploy software systems in various non-production and production environments.

Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelors/Masters/PhD degree in Computer Science. Masters/PhD preferred.
BS+10 or MS+8 years of experience
Expert coding skills in more than one of following languages: Java, Perl, C/C++, Python, Unix Shell
Experience with some of Apache, Tomcat, Linux, MySQL, Oracle, Berkeley DB, Hadoop MapReduce/PIG, Regular expressions, Eclipse, SVN/CVS source control systems is required
Should have experience with architecting and developing distributed and highly scalable fault tolerant systems
Strong written and verbal communication skills

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