Sr. Software Engineer, Optimization

Job Number: R10001495
Brand: true[x]
Job Type: Engineering
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Job Posting Date: March 20, 2019
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We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.



  • Architect, develop and launch highly scalable web services and distributed systems exposing cutting edge Data Science and Machine Learning models to real-time usage
  • Develop all solutions to sterling degrees of performance, resource usage and customer delight
  • Work closely with other engineers to investigate design approaches, prototype new technology and evaluate technical feasibility of new features
  • Be an active and engaged owner of the product and customer experience, collaborating effectively with Product Management, Ops and other disciplines
  • Manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced, exciting environment
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues, problems, and errors encountered across our various endpoints
  • Perform code reviews, write unit and integration tests
  • Analyze user stories and participate in sprint planning, scrums, demos and retrospectives


  • 5-10+ years of professional software development experience with a minimum of 3 years of development experience for high transactional scale web services
  • Ability to design, orchestrate and own a cross-stack solution involving a set of service, back-end, and pipeline components
  • Ability to be analytical and able to incorporate data driven facts in the design of optimal solutions and in the management of design tradeoffs
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in the software development field
  • Strong fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
  • Experience using version control systems such as Git and Github
  • Proven ability to work with all members of an extended and diverse project team
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-organized, committed to quality and capable of tracking multiple issues simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and adapt to unfamiliar technologies, both open-source and proprietary
  • Must be a strong written and verbal communicator


  • Experience with Java, Scala, Kotlin, C or C++ as part of the development of highly scalable services and distributed systems
  • Experience with Machine Learning and Data Science frameworks such as scikit-learn, XGBoost, NumPy, Pandas
  • Experience using Ruby, Python, Javascript and other similar scripting languages
  • Understanding of and experience with advertising technology based specifications (VAST, VPAID, MRAID, OpenRTB), products and their underlying technical flow
  • Experience using web application development frameworks such as Rails
  • Experience with Agile development practices and Test-Driven Development

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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