Backend Engineer, Fraud Detection

Moat, New York

Measuring real-time Attention Analytics over 19 billion times per day

About Moat

We help brands and media companies push the envelope on privacy-friendly models of advertising, help them make sound product decisions that involve running fewer ads, help make their ads load faster, fight botnets, and strive to de-fund fake news. We are a New York City-headquartered startup with a mission to help the world's top publishers and marketers make smarter decisions through real-­time data. Our analytics and intelligence software is used by The New York Times, Condé Nast, Kellogg's, P&G, Spotify, and hundreds of other major platforms and advertisers, and we have unique measurement integrations into Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.

About the Opportunity

  • Research, invent, and implement new ad telemetry methods that are robust to reverse engineering
  • Design experiments, analyze data, and draw conclusions to support business decisions and guide your own work
  • Build predictive models for fraud detection, bot detection, and many other problems
  • Write robust, distributed applications to perform streaming classification on billions of datapoints per day
  • Identify and investigate suspicious websites and impression data to predict, infer, and outmaneuver the activity of people committing and disguising online ad fraud

About You

  • Bachelor's, Masters or PhD in related field
  • 2+ years experience with data-intensive backend programming
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: data science and analysis, distributed data processing, bot detection, browser fingerprinting
  • You have sound knowledge of statistics fundamentals
  • You understand experimental design, and can build systems that support the measurement and interpretation of their own behavior
  • You write clean, well-structured, production-quality code in Python and Javascript
  • You have strong Bash and Linux systems skills
  • You are curious, and willing to accomplish things that nobody can tell you exactly how to do

About the Team

  • We are passionate, excited, and thrive in a fast paced culture.
  • We love sharing our knowledge and learning about new technologies.
  • We are the type of people who take risks when looking for novel and creative solutions to complex problems.
  • We care about solving big-picture, systemic problems—looking beyond the surface to understand root causes so that we can build complete and long-term solutions.


All offers for employment with Moat are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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About Moat

Moat is a brand intelligence and SaaS analytics company focused on transforming digital advertising through their two products: Moat Analytics and Moat Pro.


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