The Role


TripleLift is seeking an experienced backend engineer to join our team full time. We are a fast growing startup in the advertising technology sector, trying to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing the industry.  This role consists of a variety of responsibilities from building out our  real time bidding ad exchange to enhancing out image analysis and computer vision services.


Core Technologies


We employ a wide variety of technologies here at TripleLift to accomplish our goals. From our early days, we’ve always believed in using the right tools for the right job, and continue to explore new technology options as we grow. The Exchange engineering team primarily uses the following technologies:


  • Java & to process to power RTB ad exchange & large scale API
  • Apache ZooKeeper & Apache Kafka to power our message bus
  • Memcached & Aerospike as our high speed datastores
  • Amazon Web Services, Opsworks, & Chef  to power our services


Current Projects / Expected Responsibilities


  • Enhance and support TripleLift’s native RTB exchange that powers our entire platform
  • Help build our a new ad exchange that will scale to over a hundred billion daily requests
  • Work with our data science team to improve our in house ad bidding models and services
  • Improve our image processing and computer vision services
  • Develop and enhance our various engagement API’s and services


Required Skills

  • Experience in building out high performance api’s and services leveraging Java
  • Experience with RDBMS such as MySQL or Redshift
  • Experience with in-memory key value stores such as Memcache, Redis or Aerospike
  • Experience working with queues or other messaging systems such as RabbitMQ or Apache Kafka


Preferred Skills

  • Experience with developing event driven, non-blocking applications in Java leveraging or Vert.x
  • Experience developing and architecting stateless and distributed applications
  • Knowledge of computer vision and image processing
  • Professional Experience in the Ad-tech industry

Education Requirement


A Bachelor’s degree in computer science,or a related discipline is preferred, although candidates with relevant experience who hold other degrees will be considered.


Experience Requirement


At least 2 years of working in a professional, collaborative environment.




New York, NY


Engineering at TripleLift


The formal engineering department is filled with dedicated, smart, and hardworking individuals who take a great deal of pride in their work. Some of the reasons we all enjoy working here:


  • You get ownership and accountability for projects and have a voice in how the work happens
  • An onus on collaboration and learning over pure short-term output
  • Innovation is baked into how we operate; we’re accepting of new ideas and opened to change
  • Dedicated time set aside each week to pair with others to learn or experiment
  • Team social events such as cooking classes, D&D, and gaming nights


About TripleLift


TripleLift makes native advertising simple, scalable, and effective. Leveraging pioneering computer vision technology, TripleLift seamlessly transforms visual content like images and video into native ads that match the unique look and feel of a publisher's website. TripleLift's native inventory is accessible through the industry's first real-time, native programmatic exchange, helping marketers reach millions of consumers across any device, at scale. Since 2012, TripleLift has delivered meaningful results for some of the world's biggest brands through what it calls the next evolution of display advertising.


Benefits and Company Perks
  • Amazing company culture
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Ongoing professional development  
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance  
  • Equity options 
  • 401(k) program 
  • Snacks on snacks on snacks
  • Yoga, massages, and meals
TripleLift Awards 
  • Crain's Best Places to Work - three years running! (Crain's - 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Forbes Most Promising Companies in America (Forbes-2015)
  • AdTech Startup of the Year Winner (NYTimes-2015)
  • Startup of the Year Finalist (AdWeek-2015)
  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies (Inc. 2017, #163)


Note: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal labor law of general and nationwide application, including Overtime, Minimum Wages, Child Labor Protections, and the Equal Pay Act. This role is a FLSA non-exempt role.


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