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Staff Software Engineer, Operations

Engineering | Cambridge, MA | Full Time

Job Description

Tapjoy's Maximum Impact PlatformTM provides mobile engagement and monetization services for leading advertisers and app developers. Advertisers rely on Tapjoy's diverse suite of rewarded InterplayTM ads including video and rich media to impact performance. Developers utilize our technology and mobile expertise to acquire and monetize users. The Tapjoy SDK is currently embedded in over 15,000 mobile apps, reaching 520 million monthly active users. A 2016 comScoreTM study confirmed Tapjoy Interplay® ads deliver an unprecedented 3x lift across all brand metrics. The company works with Fortune 500 brands and the Top 200 grossing app developers. Founded in 2007, Tapjoy is a global organization with more than a dozen offices worldwide and is headquartered in San Francisco.

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 offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Barbara, Boston, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo.

Position Title - Staff Software Engineer, Operations

Position Description/Responsibilities:

You’ll work with a team to design, build and maintain Tapjoy’s core infrastructure.You’ll debug production issues at every tier of a massive distributed system, across dozens of services. You’ll make performance improvements to software applications, improve cache and database performance, and work with product engineering groups to reduce cost and improve the user experience of our customers. While you may have an area of concentration, you understand technologies throughout the software stack. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Build and improve infrastructure management tools.

  • Devise creative solutions to problems and either implement them yourself or work with other teams to do so.

  • Work to improve our core platform architecture.

  • Participate in an on-call rotation, roughly once every twelve weeks.

Core Competencies:

  • Container Systems - Kubernetes, Docker

  • Service Orchestration Tools - Envoy, Istio

  • Distributed Systems Engineering

  • Performance Monitoring & Profiling

  • Cloud Service Engineering - Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform


  • You have a BS in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)

  • 5-7 years of related professional work experience  

While we’re operating at tremendous scale, we still maintain a startup culture at Tapjoy with all of the casual, social, creative teammates you could desire, and encourage an entrepreneurial mindset where we drive innovation, continuous improvement and tremendous pride in our organization.

If you want to learn about building an amazing team with industry-leading technology, you want to surround yourself with brilliant, passionate entrepreneurial teammates at Tapjoy.

Tapjoy is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion lead to stronger, more innovative teams and better business results; we want to draw from the broadest talent pool possible and encourage qualified applicants. Tapjoy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, color, age, sexual orientation, gender (including identity and expression), disability (mental or physical), religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification protected by applicable law; we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, and pursuant to applicable fair chance ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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