Software Engineer I/II, Managed Services


About the Team


At Sovrn, the Ad Management team is responsible for the engineering and operational management of our platform to help publishers monetize their content. In this role, you’ll be empowering both internal and external users by developing industry-leading features. You’ll be responsible for working closely with Product, QA, and managers to inspire and implement features, deliver amazing products, and collaborate with engineers on your team to do the same. We believe in dedication, passion, and personality.  We are seeking diverse, talented, and motivated engineers to create a world-class product and inspire their team members. 


About the Job


The Ad Management team is building a highly scalable adtech platform, which is being leveraged by publishers to run real-time advertising auctions. This platform currently processes billions of monthly impressions and boasts a 100% year-over-year growth. The platform is evolving quickly and code is being pushed live 2-3 times per week.

What You’ll Be Doing: 


  • Write highly optimized and compatible, client-side and server-side Javascript code, without the use of frameworks. 
  • Seek an understanding of open source project Prebid.js and potentially contribute back to the project. 
  • Work closely with Product to plan and implement the best customer experience
  • Collaborate with other teams to create or deepen the integration to other internal products and to determine the best technical solutions
  • Work on multiple projects across large volumes of code, with multiple branches, formal integration procedures, and test cycles
  • Develop a solid understanding of all aspects of the technology landscape, including deployment pipelines, our AWS infrastructure, and the different databases technologies we employ
  • Assist in building out our analytics platform and reporting tools that enable publishers to connect to and gain insights from multiple data sources using PHP, Looker, and Snowflake
  • Adhere to, help reinforce, and deepen your understanding of software engineering best practices and technical excellence through code reviews continued learning
  • Demonstrate ownership of portions of the projects and initiatives


About You


You are a self-starter and able to get the job done with essential guidance and feedback, but without micromanagement. You enjoy being part of a collaborative team but are also independent in terms of getting things done. You love technical challenges and solving problems all while striving to make better software, products, and the team. You believe that the engineering team owns the quality of the product and designs with this in mind.


The successful candidate will have: 


  • Professional experience developing web services or applications
  • Proficiency or exposure to multiple programming languages such as Javascript and PHP
  • Training and/or experience with strongly-typed and object-oriented programming languages such as Java or C++
  • Hands-on experience developing components or modules of applications; a holistic view of the system
  • Understanding and basic hands-on experience with Infrastructure as a Service and cloud computing, such as AWS or Azure
  • Familiarity with web frameworks (Laravel, CodeIgniter, Symphony, Django, Rails, Express, Meteor, etc.)
  • Professional working experience using SQL (MySQL or PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Experience both consuming and producing REST APIs
  • You’re passionate about working with Javascript/Typescript and Javascript libraries/frameworks such as React.
  • Proficiency using modern web development technologies and techniques such as HTML5, CSS, web components
  • Understanding of data structures, algorithms, and system design
  • Ability to work with a team of junior and experienced engineers to a common technical goal
  • Excel in a fast-paced agile development environment
  • Test-driven development or creating automated unit tests
  • Ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing, since our team members work closely with each other and frequently have to interact with clients directly


Bonus Points:


  • Experience with online advertising technology and/or programmatic buying
  • Experience operating in and optimizing your code for a high-volume and high-transaction environment
  • Security-conscious design and coding skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to automation and CI/CD
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Experience working with PHP and React

Position Reports to: Director, Software Engineering

Location: San Diego, California 

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we're looking for.


About Sovrn

Publishers create the content the world depends on for education, entertainment, and commerce. Sovrn provides products and services to tens of thousands of online publishers to help them grow, operate their business, understand their readership, and manage consumer data. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, San Diego, New York, and London. 

With 10,000 customers deploying one or more products across 30,000 websites, Sovrn reaches 200M consumers across more than 3.5B pageviews every day. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating advertising fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don’t.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second-Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder/Denver is $90,000 to $120,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental, and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance,11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

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Sovrn does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Sovrn employees. Sovrn is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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