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Staff Backend Engineer

Liftoff, Flexible (see below on location options)

Fueling Mobile Growth


At Liftoff+Vungle, we’re solving one of the core problems faced by every mobile app: growth. To do so, we build Machine Learning and Big Data-driven technology that can accurately predict which apps a user will like, and connect them in a compelling way. Our systems operate at a scale unseen outside of the largest Internet companies -- processing over 4 million requests per second and interacting with over a billion users a week. Our technology is innovative and we have strong product-market fit; as a result, we're profitable and seeing tremendous growth. Across our engineering teams, we offer a wide range of opportunities for different skill levels and experiences.

Location:

This role is eligible to work out of any of our below North America office locations or is eligible for full-time remote work in one of our entities.

US office locations: Redwood City (HQ), San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City, Seattle, Austin (office in 2022)

Additionally, Liftoff+Vungle recently announced approved North American locations from which some employees may request to work from any city and county: California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Washington in the US, and Canada.

AS A STAFF BACKEND ENGINEER AT LIFTOFF+Vungle, YOU WILL:

  • Build and have end-to-end ownership of Liftoff+Vungle's core engines, including distributed data stores, data processing pipelines, and high-performance services.
  • Improve tooling and infrastructure to ship multiple times a day with quantified impact on millions of users and our business's revenue.
  • Partner with the product team to plan short and long term strategy
  • Contribute to an “engineering excellence” culture through state-of-the-art tools, risk-driven testing, explainable systems, and code review.
  • Leverage your expertise in Clojure, Go, or other technologies to empower and mentor the engineering team - maximizing team velocity.
  • Join a nimble, consistently excellent, and experienced engineering team.

DESIRED QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCES:

  • Very strong coding ability.
  • Solid core CS fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, architecting systems).
  • A high bar for quality and perfection, and the ability to temper it when necessary to ship.
  • Sets ego aside in pursuit of finding the best solution, no matter where it comes from.
  • Self-motivated and ability to get things done.
  • Excited to work on large scale data stores and distributed systems.
  • Ability to lead across team and role boundaries to effect large scale change in culture and systems.
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience).
  • 8+ years software engineering experience.
  • Experience building high scale distributed systems and backend architectures.
  • A healthy sense of fun!

Working at Liftoff+Vungle is fast-paced, fun, and challenging, and we thrive on innovation. Come join our team and help shape the future of the mobile app ecosystem. If this role sounds interesting to you, we would love to hear from you!

Liftoff+Vungle is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. Liftoff+Vungle is further committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all employees and candidates for employment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender (including sexual harassment, gender harassment, and harassment due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender nonconformity, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition(s), genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status, family care status, requesting or taking pregnancy, parental or disability leave, requesting an accommodation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance. All such discrimination and harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated. Liftoff+Vungle maintains a continued commitment to equal employment opportunity and expects the full cooperation of all personnel.

 

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Liftoff+Vungle does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or Recruiting Team. All candidates must be submitted via our Applicant Tracking System by approved Liftoff+Vungle vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Recruiting Team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Liftoff+Vungle Recruiting Team and such a candidate was submitted to the Liftoff+Vungle Recruiting Team via our Applicant Tracking System.

About Liftoff

We began Liftoff in August, 2012 with the mission to revolutionize how mobile app marketers build and grow an active, engaged user base. Our approach was to design the first truly ROI-optimized mobile acquisition and retention platform for non-gaming apps. We set our sights on enabling marketers to run campaigns focused on finding users who will take meaningful actions beyond the install, like register for an account, book a hotel room or make a purchase. This is how mobile app marketing should work.

Since our launch, Liftoff has grown to become a leader in the mobile marketing industry, powering cost-per-action optimized app marketing and re-engagement campaigns for some of the world’s greatest brands.

Want to learn more about Liftoff? Visit Liftoff's website.