Senior Software Engineer, Publisher

Quantcast, San Francisco

Quantcast helps create a more personalized digital world.

Quantcast is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to work on the Publisher team in our San Francisco office.  

As the real-time pulse of the Internet, Quantcast runs the world’s largest AI-driven insights and measurement platform directly quantifying over 100 million web destinations. Using machine learning to drive human learning, Quantcast provides brand marketers and publishers with meaningful audience insights, predictive targeting and measurement solutions across the customer journey.

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will part of the team that builds and maintains the data measure applications within one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the advertising space. Your job is to define and implement the distributed systems that generate highly valuable insights to Publishers. You will thrive in an environment where independent decision-making based on product requirements is the norm. Individuals in this role will be excited to keep up with the fast evolving Amazon AWS tech stack as well as the open source based big data technologies. You should be comfortable in all aspect of building a backend like defining and implementing a new data pipeline, implementing algorithms or implementing APIs that expose the underlying data for consumption by UI and/or clients.

The Publisher Engineering team is responsible for developing Quantcast’s SaaS data products, Quantcast Measure , that deliver valuable audience insights, reporting and measuring products to publishers and brands. The Publisher Engineering team works with the Product Managers and our customers to help define and refine product and ideas.


  • Work with your team to figure out product direction and customer needs
  • Develop and improve the backend and the big data systems that drive our Measure insights
  • Share knowledge and standard methodologies amongst the publisher engineering team and the wider engineering team
  • Work with data modeling scientists to integrate with their models
  • Participate in a team-wide on-call rotation to keep the systems ticking along


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Computer Science, related field
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Extraordinary experience in programming with Java
  • Experience in building distributed big data systems using Hadoop MapReduce, Apache Spark or equivalent
  • Solid foundation of data structures and algorithms and ability to apply them to real-world problems

Bonus Points

  • Proficiency in Python, Scala, Go
  • Passion for building data pipelines, ETL systems at scale
  • Data modeling / warehousing experience
  • Working knowledge of databases like Postgresql/mysql, HBase
Quantcast is on a mission to help brands grow in the AI era. We are creating the System of Intelligence for the marketing ecosystem so clients can make every customer engagement smarter, faster and more relevant.

Since 2006, we’ve been building Q - the world’s largest AI-driven audience behavior platform for the open Internet that today directly quantifies over 100 million web and mobile destinations. Q powers the Quantcast Intelligence Cloud, our suite of audience insights, targeting and measurement solutions designed to understand, influence, convert and measure the consumer journey. Marketers, agencies, consultancies and publishers use the Quantcast Intelligence Cloud to discover new customers, drive incremental growth and deliver business outcomes.

As a global technology company, Quantcast operates in 10 countries with headquarters in San Francisco. 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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