Staff Software Engineer - Addressability


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Index is a global advertising technology company helping media owners monetize their digital content through advertising so that consumers can continue enjoying free and open access to content online.      

We shaped the earliest forms of ad tech, and we’re looking for the technical expertise to help shape its future. Our customers have unique problems that can be solved at scale, and that’s where the technical skills of our team make a real difference. Our exchange handles more than 220 billion requests every day (which is even more than the New York Stock Exchange), and every member of our engineering team has an enormous amount of autonomy in building code that supports that level of scale. Through the transparency of our technology, dedication to innovation, and long-standing customer relationships, we lead through change. 

We have more than 500 Indexers around the globe dedicated to building a safe and transparent marketplace that provides a trusted experience for consumers.

What’s it like to work at Index?

Index is an exciting and fast-paced place to work. We’re built on our values of change, support, learning and teaching, trust, and intention. We pride ourselves on our independence and openness, not only in our technology, but in our teams, too. Our diverse and inclusive culture celebrates how we can leverage our unique differences to help drive Index forward.

Our culture of success is truly supportive and collaborative. In working together across our teams, we’re continually investing in the people and technology to solve the industry’s most complex problems. As we extend the promise of ad tech to every channel, we’re looking for talented engineers to help advance Index, and the industry, forward.

Are you ready to join the programmatic evolution?

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer who is eager to demonstrate leadership and technical acumen, write quality code and enjoy offering guidance, mentorship and direction to teams and projects. This role sits on our Addressability team who leverages people-based identifiers so Buyers get a chance to target and transact through the open market or deal IDs, regardless of environment. 

The work we do requires high quality code in a large and scalable deployment environment, complex problem solving, understanding of Agile software development, and the ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people. We are looking for Engineers who want to be invested in the business and are aware of the impact their effort makes.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Leaders: You know how to work with a team of engineers, mentoring and guiding junior members of the team, as well as leveraging your own knowledge and experience to make sound decisions
  • Problem Solvers: You are tenacious at finding solutions and find creative ways to solve problems while working with others amicably and presenting your viewpoints
  • High Standards: You enjoy designing, writing, and testing high quality scalable code, within a robust CI/CD DevOps tooling culture
  • Hunger for Knowledge: Learning new frameworks and languages is exciting to you – you’re not satisfied with the status quo; we are always open to new ideas — that’s how we got where we are today, and we need more 

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Working on cutting edge programmatic ad tech that touches millions of users every single day
  • Some projects will be on real-time ad bidding for connected TV and optimizing real-time bidding in the mobile space
  • Designing, writing, and testing robust and reliable code
  • Partner with users of the software to deeply understand the domain and identify opportunities for improvements
  • Find practical technological solutions to problems

What You Need:

  • 7+ years of experience as a hands-on Software Engineer
  • 3+ years of technical leadership experience
  • A passion for and experience in designing, writing, testing, and deploying high quality back-end server-side code in a large and scalable deployment environment
  • Comfortable with one or more of the following languages: Golang, Node.JS, Python, Scala, Perl
  • Comfortable with MySQL, Postgres, SQL, NoSQL
  • Experience with CI/CD, containers, orchestration, DevOps, GitOps, Automation, Puppet, Chef, Ansible
  • Experience working in Agile methodologies
  • Expertise in algorithms, performance optimization, design pattern, data structures and memory optimization
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to think differently, and an understanding that compromise, negotiation, and practicality are important qualities
  • You are talented, fast learner and embrace change
  • A desire to work with and learn from the people around you – we greatly value people and interactions

Each member of the Index Exchange team is expected to take ownership and contribute from day one, as our business and industry is moving too quickly for red tape or bureaucracy.  We take great pride in welcoming, respecting and developing every employee.  We are not perfect at everything, but we work hard to constantly learn and improve.  We promote a work environment in which we can collaborate and learn from one another.

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans at no cost to you
  • Time off and flexible work schedules
  • Retirement plan with a 5% company match
  • Stock options and equity packages
  • Generous parental leave
  • Monthly wellness stipend plus fitness discounts and quarterly wellness group activities
  • Home office stipend
  • Community engagement opportunities and donation-matching program
  • Annual virtual company retreats and regular community-led team events

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Index Exchange, we believe that successful products are built by teams just as diverse as the audience who uses them. As such, we are committed to equal employment opportunities. We celebrate diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Additionally, we realize that diversity is deeper than any status or classification—diversity is the human experience. For those who show grit, passion, and humility—Index will welcome you.

Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities

Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you’d like to request a reasonable accommodation.

*COVID-19 guidance: We have re-opened offices in various cities following local guidelines, but are continuing to maintain a flexible work environment.