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Posted January 31st, 2012 by admin in Company News   |   Comments.

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We’re adding more developers to our team and pushing things to the next level. If you like seriously interesting and challenging work in the areas we’re looking for help in, you should be talking to us. You’ll have a single-digit employee number, so you’ll be getting in early and powering us on our way to fulfilling the huge potential we’re sitting on.

What can you expect if you decide to jump in and join us on our mission to make the web experience more relevant? For one thing, no shortage of interesting hard problems to solve, and the latest tools to do it with.

A Great Environment

For our devleopment environment we each have an AWS sandbox that deploys the same code as production, so everyday work is production devops training too, with a Mac for your local dev environment. You’ll have Campfire group chat up all day, and be in the middle of all the important conversations around what we need to do and how we need to do it, from the CEO on down.

The language and tools you use most during the day will depend on what part of the platform you’re focusing on.

A Distributed Realtime Platform

A large part of the core platform is in Python. All of the code around scheduling of tasks and managment of the platform are found here, as well as the key ad serving logic and realtime event processing. You’ll be making use of MongoDB, redis, and ElephantDB. You’ll be solving problems on running the platform distributed across several data centers worldwide. You’ll likely be doing some devops stuff here too, and loving the ease with which Chef lets you get that done.

Bleeding Edge Analytics

If you’re working on our analytics then you are loving the use of Cascalog (a Clojure DSL that runs over the Cascading API on Hadoop). The power-to-lines-of-code ratio here is ridiculous. More than that, you’ll be writing realtime analytics in Storm. That’s not cutting edge, it’s definitely bleeding edge.

Focus on UX

To work on the UI you’re pushing the limits on the latest Javascript UI tools like D3.js and Spine.js. Have you thought about how clean client-side MVC should be done? Spine is it. We’re serious about quality of UX here. If you’re serious about it too, this is where you should be.

An Awesome Team

The team you’ll be joining has been there before. We’ve founded and built successful products, platforms, and companies. We know our industry and what it takes to be successful. And we’re doing it.

The most important thing that keeps us developers here at Yieldbot energized is that we’re building something people want, that’s been clear from the beginning. Our mission to make the web experience more relevant resonates with users, publishers, and advertisers.

If you’re up for the challenge contact us at jobs@yieldbot.com. We have some seriously challenging work you can get started on right away.

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