The most important question you can ask when building software is, “What problem are you trying to solve?” This question forces you to rethink your assumptions, to leave behind lists of solutions looking for a problem, and to focus on the essentials. So while this job posting includes some skills and technologies later on, we think it makes sense to talk to you about our values first:

Constant improvement. If your processes have a way to improve themselves, you’ll never be stuck in a rut. We hold retros, and we value and protect the ability of any team member to say, “This can and should be better.” We value experimentation, especially when coupled with measurement.

Balance. We’re a collaborative team. We kick ideas around. The more viewpoints we have, the more likely we are to hear a good idea we haven’t thought of. We all have the opportunity to work on all parts of the system. No one is stuck working on the legacy systems full time.

Work to live, don’t live to work. We take our work seriously. We strive to make the best software we can for our clients. But we know that “release death marches” are not the way to achieve this. Software is a marathon, not a sprint. We work hard, but at a sustainable pace, and do better work as a result.

Autonomy. One of our core values as a company is, “We’re all adults.” We do code reviews and sometimes we pair program, but we trust each other. If you thought about the problem and have an opinion, your teammates will listen.

Mastery. Our CEO started out as a software engineer. Our VP of Engineering writes Clojure. We have an engineering team with decades of collective experience writing high-quality, fault-tolerant distributed systems. We love taking on and solving hard problems. We love learning.

A sense of purpose. We know what problem we’re trying to solve: to provide a first-rate ad serving platform to our customers while continuing to evolve our product to meet the needs of the future.

Adzerk is looking for Software Engineers and Senior Software Engineers to join our team. At Adzerk our engineers work closely with both our product, sales and customer success teams to deliver value and drive growth. Experience with one or more of the following is helpful:

  • Globally distributed cloud native systems built on AWS
  • Programming in Clojure, Clojurescript, and/or Javascript
  • Database technologies, including transactions
  • Event stream processing
  • Machine learning
  • HTTP-based APIs
  • Single page web apps
  • Monitoring and operations
  • Site Reliability Engineering

Adzerk is based in Durham, NC but we embrace remote working with over half of our team working elsewhere. Our engineering and product teams include members spread across the US and United Kingdom.

Adzerk provides world class benefits to our employees including 100% company paid health, vision, and dental for our employees and their families. We have paid maternity and paternity leave, 401k, and unlimited vacation. You can read our Company Constitution and Employee Bill of Rights to get an idea of what we value. (

You must be eligible to work in the United States or United Kingdom.

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