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Senior Software Engineer

Engineering | Cambridge, MA | Full Time

Job Description

Senior Software Engineer

Cambridge, MA


About You:

  • You're excited about developing and delivering high scale platform services serving billions of requests per day

  • You're a good teammate and know how to motivate and help those around you grow

  • While you may have an area of concentration, you understand technologies up and down the software stack

  • You have a passion for the complexities of engineering large systems serving hundreds of millions of monthly users

  • You're an effective collaborator, working efficiently with product management and technology teams across sites

  • You thrive in a fast paced environment that values high impact decision making


About Us:

Tapjoy is a mobile advertising and monetization platform whose Mobile Value Exchange model allows users to select personalized advertisements with which to engage for virtual rewards or premium content. Tapjoy empowers users on more than 1 billion devices to watch videos, subscribe to services, install applications and participate in other types of advertisements in exchange for virtual rewards they can use in their favorite apps. Tapjoy’s turnkey in-app advertising platform helps developers to cost-effectively acquire high-value new users and monetize their applications, while its powerful advertising marketplace lets brand advertisers reach a global mobile audience spanning more than 116,000 applications. Tapjoy is backed by top-tier investors, including J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has engineering offices in Boston and Atlanta.



Technologies We Use:

Our philosophy is to “get stuff done” and the tools we use reflect that.  We borrow the best agile development practices, iterating quickly on features and deploying them as soon as they are ready, often multiple times per day.  We leverage many open source tools and cloud-based solutions, including:


  • Ruby on Rails, Java, Objective-C

  • Javascript, jQuery, Backbone.js, Haml

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Chef, IronFan, Sensu

  • RabbitMQ, Couchbase

  • MySQL, Riak, PostgreSQL, Zookeeper

  • Hadoop, HBase, Vertica

  • Github, CircleCI, Jasmine


About the Opportunity:

There are very few private companies that present the opportunity to work on new innovative products and immediately put those products in front of hundreds of millions of users.  The scope and scale of the challenge makes every day exciting and the opportunity to work alongside a strong team of engineers makes it fun.  

If you’re interested in learning more, we’d love to talk to you!