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Senior Software Engineer, Control Platform

Quantcast, San Francisco

Quantcast helps create a more personalized digital world.


At Quantcast, we use technology to help brands and publishers understand, reach and influence the constantly-changing behaviors of consumers. In the Control Platform group we build systems to control and optimize millions of real-time bid response each second. If you’re interested in helping us grow these critical, fast and distributed systems then we’d like to meet.

Working side-by-side with other engineers and modeling scientists you will build and operate the control systems that power all our advertising products at scale. Your team will invest in your development and you will help grow other engineers.

Your typical work day includes:

  • Build and develop control systems listening to and controlling thousands of bidding machines
  • Build and develop Quantcast’s control system and optimization framework
  • Research and propose new projects in reinforcement learning and AI
  • Leading design review and brainstorming sessions
  • Mentoring other engineers
  • Improving deployment, testing, monitoring and operational tools and processes
  • Talking to customers and users, discovering their pain points and helping plan for building their next feature requirements
  • Setting up and running experiments to improve stability and bidding performance across the stack

You have:

  • 5+ years experience creating applications in Python, C++, Java or similar language(s)
  • Experience delivering improvements in scale, runtime, cost, features or reliability under little supervision
  • Excellent skills in system and software design, algorithms, data structures and software engineering
  • Degree in a topic related to Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Bonus if you have experience building distributed systems in AWS and using tools such as Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, or Spinnaker
  • Bonus if you have experience working with control systems
Quantcast owns and operates the world’s largest audience insights and measurement platform on the open internet. Fueled by live data drawn from more than 100 million web and mobile destinations, Quantcast applies machine learning technology to help marketers, publishers, and agencies grow their brands by better understanding and predicting consumer interactions in real-time. 

Founded in 2006, Quantcast is headquartered in San Francisco and employs more than 700 employees in over 20 offices across 10 countries. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone can be their authentic self.

About Quantcast

ABOUT US Our intelligence platforms combine big data and machine learning to solve crucial marketing challenges. We help publishers understand audiences and create compelling digital experiences. Our predictive advertising capabilities give marketers insight into online behaviors so they can reach valuable, relevant customers. And we help consumers receive personalized stories and messages across devices.

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