Careers at Yieldbot

Platform Software Engineer – Ad Serving


Location: Boston, MA

Yieldbot has created revolutionary technologies to extract the real-time “intent” of website visitors, serving as the foundation of our unique digital marketing platform – the first and only such platform to rival the performance of search, without the need for third-party cookies. We make use of bleeding edge big data, real-time streaming and analytics technologies to process billions of page view, impression and click events, feeding into our advanced analytics and real-time machine learning components to drive our unrivaled performance.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate on development of Yieldbot proprietary real-time matching system for ad serving
  • Collaborate on development of Yieldbot proprietary machine learning for real-time ad serving decisioning
  • Understand the trade-offs and messy bits of serialization and deserialization for network and on-disk storage
  • Work closely with business stakeholders and with the rest of the engineering team to clearly understand and communicate requirements

What You Bring

  • Exceptional programming skills
  • Experience working in a heterogeneous database environment, and using document-oriented, key-value and other types of NoSQL databases in particular
  • Extraordinary communication skills
  • Ability to balance an obsessive desire to solve problems elegantly with the need to deliver results quickly and iterate later
  • Comfortable working in a distributed team

What Else We'd be Psyched About

  • Experience designing and building real-time ad serving systems
  • Experience incorporating machine learning algorithms into real-time decisioning
  • Experience working with real-time bidding systems for ad serving
  • Experience working with CouchBase, ElasticSearch, Redis
  • Functional programming experience

Yieldbot is backed by SJF Ventures, RRE Ventures, New Atlantic Ventures, kbs+ Ventures, Betaworks, Common Angels and Neu Venture Capital.

If you are interested in this position, click here to apply.

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From Digiday posted September 23rd, 2014 in Company News

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From Ad Exchanger posted September 23rd, 2014 in Company News

Yieldbot, whose technology looks at a user’s clickstream and search data in order to determine likeliness to buy, is extending its business to give publishers a new way to monetize their first-party data.

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Yieldbot Raises $18 Million to Advance Search-Style Display Buying

From AdAge posted September 23rd, 2014 in Company News

Yieldbot, a New York based ad-tech company that lets advertisers buy display ads via search-style keywords, has raised a $18 million series B round of funding

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Much Ado About Native Ads

From Digiday posted December 5th, 2013 in Company News

The most amazing thing about the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop about native advertising Wednesday morning is that it happened at all. As Yieldbot CEO Jonathan Mendez noted...

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Pinterest Dominates Social Referrals, But Facebook Drives Higher Performance [Study]

From Marketing Land posted October 3rd, 2013 in Company News

Publishers in women’s programming verticals such as food and recipes, home and garden, style and health and wellness have found a deep, high volume source of referral traffic from Pinterest.

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Pinterest Sends Your Site More Traffic, Study Says, but Maybe Not the Kind You Want

From Ad Age posted October 3rd, 2013 in Company News

Pinterest may have quickly arrived as a major source of traffic to many websites, but those visitors may click on the ads they see there less often than others.

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