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Senior Platform Engineer

Engineering | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

BoostCTR is an enterprise solution for optimizing ad creative at scale across Search, Social, Display & Mobile. 

Boost increases advertiser profitability by using a combination of humans and software to drive increased ad relevance at scale. The Boost marketplace is comprised of over 1,000 expert copywriters and image optimizers who compete to provide a diverse array of perspectives. Boost’s proprietary software identifies opportunities for optimization and drives performance using a combination of workflow tools and algorithms. 

The Company focuses on optimizing for enterprise advertisers and generates substantial improvements in conversions-per-impression for customers. Today, Boost is trusted to drive optimization and insights for over $300 million in advertising spend across networks and premium publisher sites such as Google, Microsoft+Yahoo Bing Ads and Facebook.

Position Summary:

This position works with Product Managers and the Platform development team to deliver successful solutions. This role will work to implement requirements defined by Product Management with a combination of system architecture and programming skills.


  • Analyze requirements and design and implement solutions for our web application platform.
  • Innovate and create new, out-of-the-box solutions for existing pain points and new projects.
  • Enhance, maintain, and support existing web platform components.
  • Manage technical aspects of platform modules belonging to larger projects.
  • Write design and other documents, unit tests and user documentation.
  • Work with QA team to develop capacity, integration and regression test cases.
  • Debug and fix platform application and framework defects.
  • Create tools to facilitate troubleshooting and resolve site issues quickly.
  • Represent Platform Engineering team in cross functional meetings.
  • Mentor junior engineering team members.

Some of the responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): Designing solutions, creating prototypes, writing and testing scripts, and deploying the solutions.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years development experience on Java/.NET/PHP.
  • Skilled in integration approaches and strategies, preferably someone who has done work involving web services (XML, SOAP, WSDL), messaging.
  • Very good understanding and has worked with client-side technologies like HTML, JavaScript, or Ajax and also backend technologies like SQL.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to translate user requirements into technical solutions, resolve escalated development/troubleshooting issues, and get the final delivery done according to time constraints.
  • Ability to quickly master new technologies.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Experience with Rules engines such as Drools
  • Experience with message queues such as BeanstalkD