Software Engineer II, Front End Video

Los Angeles, CA, United States

AppNexus powers the advertising that powers the Internet. We are passionate about fostering an ecosystem where content creators are compensated for their work, where businesses and other organizations can connect with people who need their products and services, and where all of us can enjoy a better Internet experience.

The video engineering team in Encino is focused on helping publishers – any content creator with an ad-driven revenue model – thrive using our technology platform, specifically in the video and rich media advertising area. Every day, our team grapples with fascinating software architecture questions on a global platform that operates at massive scale. We are looking for a frontend-focused software engineer to help us build the technology that drives video adtech businesses.

About the job:

  • Design and build client-facing products across a wide variety of platforms, including web, mobile, Connected TV, and OTT devices
  • Develop components for video advertising products
  • Collaborate with a global, cross-functional team of engineers and product managers to implement end-to-end solutions
  • Design, implement, and test new features and system components
  • Support, debug, and fix issues in our production applications
  • Write efficient, scalable, testable, and maintainable code
  • Write unit and end-to-end automated tests to provide full code coverage, particularly for business-critical components

About your skills and experience:

  • BA/BS degree and 3+ years of experience OR MS degree and 2+ years of experience (degree in Computer Science or related field preferred)
  • Proficient in JavaScript; Node is a plus
  • Experience working with and debugging issues in a wide variety of platforms
  • Knowledge of source control systems and automated build and testing processes
  • Proficient in a test-driven development process
  • Experience with asynchronous and event-driven development
  • Background in online video and/or ad technology (such as VAST, VPAID, VMAP, OMID or OpenRTB standard), mobile development, Connected TV, or OTT is a plus

More about you:

  • You are passionate about a culture of learning and teaching. You love challenging yourself to constantly improve, and sharing your knowledge to empower others
  • You like to take risks when looking for novel solutions to complex problems. If faced with roadblocks, you continue to reach higher to make greatness happen
  • You care about solving big, systemic problems. You look beyond the surface to understand root causes so that you can build long-term solutions for the whole ecosystem
  • You believe in not only serving customers, but also empowering them by providing knowledge and tools
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