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(Closed) Senior Software Engineer – Ad Server

Engineering | San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Job Description

PubMatic’s One Platform technology powers the programmatic advertising strategy of leading publishers and premium brands.  Our innovative solutions help content providers drive the highest value for their digital media assets and provide consumers with a more personalized advertising experience across display, mobile and video.

We're hiring!

Our Senior Software Engineer – Ad Server will be directly involved with building groundbreaking new technologies to leapfrog competition within our competitive, fast-pace online advertising industry. Motivated professionals who enjoy working in dynamic, agile development environments only please!


  • Knowledge of optimization, targeting, data handling, reporting, Real Time Bidding (RTB), second price auctions, CPM floors, bidding algorithms and the ecosystem involved, standards, APIs protocols, etc.
  • Working experience building highly concurrent, multi-threaded applications using Java is required
  • Familiarity with C and interoperating with C-based applications preferred
  • Working experience in a Linux/UNIX environment is preferred
  • Working experience building distributed systems at scale is preferred
  • Working experience with databases, preferably MySQL
  • Working experience with NoSQL systems, preferably MongoDB
  • Natural curiosity to find creative and effective solutions for complex problems
  • Familiarity with and a proponent of TDD, refactoring, code reviews, continuous integration/deliver and Scrum
  • Comfortable refactoring and removing duplication in large preexisting code bases as well as working on greenfield projects
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as SVN and Git
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills


  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 7+ years of work experience in relevant field


Did you know?

Since our founding in 2006, PubMatic has consistently been first-to-market with industry-changing products, services and systems for publishers. Our products are supported by always-on consulting and services that reflect our belief in putting publishers' needs first.

Among the world's most respected online publishers, some of our clients include ebay, NBCnews, Hearst, Rodale, Martha Stewart, Toys R US, and the majority of the comScore Top 10.

2007: 1st to Market with Yield Optimization for Publishers across ad networks

2008: 1st to Market with Global Demand partner representation for Publishers

2009: 1st to Market with Real-Time Bidding (RTB) for Publishers

2010: 1st to Market with Data Theft prevention tools and dynamic Brand Protection tool suite

2011: 1st to Market with Unified Insights; blending guaranteed and non-guaranteed sales channels; Audience Data Analytics packaging segmented with real-time yield impact; Pixel Blocking for data theft protection; and RTB for Mobile ad units

2012: 1st to Market with Unified Revenue Optimization across guaranteed and non-guaranteed sales channels for every impression

2013: PubMatic announced we will open its mobile software development kit (SDK) for premium publishers to all app providers, establishing a new self-service solution for mobile monetization. Our mobile SDK is MRAID rich media-compliant and supports all ad sizes.

2014: PubMatic launches Video functionality providing the only Programmatic Solution to deliver advertising across Display, Mobile, and Tablet.


Every Ad. Every Sales Channel. Every Screen. One Platform. PubMatic.