Software Engineer, Applications

Redwood City, CA | Applications Engineering

Job Description


Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and enterprises make decisions. Our digital advertising hub enables audience planning, media execution, and real-time analytics from a single login, and provides point-and-click access to more than 150 integrated marketing technology partners. Turn is headquartered in Silicon Valley and provides its products and services worldwide. For more information, visit or follow @turnplatform.

We are looking for kick-ass software engineers to join our rapidly growing Applications team, responsible for all of the client-facing components at Turn. You should be motivated by building high performance, web-based, enterprise applications that are used to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in digital marketing spend around the globe.

The Applications team works closely with the Product Management and User Experience teams to help design our products. Our work process is a nice blend of agile and design-oriented development which puts the customer experience first and foremost.

We are mostly full stack developers with exposure to everything – back-end, front-end, and everything in between. Some projects may involve more front-end development using our custom JavaScript framework; others will involve working on backend infrastructure APIs that interact with our data stores. In either case, the collaborative nature of the team allows you to constantly learn new things and mentor others.

At Turn, what you build has impact on millions and works to better the Internet. You’ll do this in one of the fastest growing companies in the Silicon Valley, with a culture that promotes innovation, freedom, growth, and humor. You’ll work with people who are as passionate about web applications as you are, along with leading experts in distributed computing, data-mining, and machine learning who build our backend platform. 

We are very passionate about what we do here, and at the same time have fun doing what we love.   Misc company and team events/outings provide a good mix of work and play.  We all need to chill out every once in a while and have fun with our fellow team members.

Here are some common traits for members of the team:

  • Degree in Computer Science from a top tier school
  • Anywhere from 0 – 6 years of experience
  • High degree of comfort in Java or other object-oriented language
  • Experience with web-based development, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery
  • Knowledge of application frameworks such as Spring 3
  • Experience with database technologies
  • Keen sense of information architecture and visual design
  • Motivated by writing fast, scalable code with testability in mind
  • Excited by working in a fast-paced environment

Key Points

  • Working on high touch, high visibility, high performance, highly scalable enterprise applications - client facing apps involving campaign management, workflow, analytics, audience design, etc.
  • Experimenting with new ways of visualizing large amounts of data
  • Moving from an older framework to new (own) application framework with newer technologies. Tech stack includes: Java, Hibernate, Spring 3, JQuery, JS, HTML5, CSS, MongoDB, Vertica..
  • Research on new web technologies
  • Passionate about web based applications

Location: Redwood City

In addition to our great environment, we offer a competitive base salary, bonus program, stock options, employee development programs and other comprehensive benefits. Please send a cover letter along with your resume when applying to the position of interest located at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls and no recruiting agencies, please.

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