Company Name: Liftoff
Job Industry: Mobile Games
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: remote
Location: Redwood City, California, United States
Required Candidates: 1
Job Description:

Liftoff is the leading growth acceleration platform for the mobile industry, helping advertisers, publishers, game developers and DSPs scale revenue growth with solutions to market and monetize mobile apps.

Liftoff's solutions, including Accelerate, Direct, Influence, Monetize, Intelligence, and Vungle Exchange, support over 6,600 mobile businesses across 74 countries in sectors such as gaming, social, finance, ecommerce, and entertainment. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Liftoff has a diverse, global presence.

At Liftoff, we're solving one of the core problems faced by every mobile app: growth. To do so, we build Machine Learning and Big Data-driven technology that can accurately predict which apps a user will like, and connect them in a compelling way. Our systems operate at a scale unseen outside of the largest Internet companies - processing over 4 million requests per second and interacting with over a billion users a week. Our technology is innovative and we have strong product-market fit; as a result, we're profitable and seeing tremendous growth.

Across our engineering teams, we offer a wide range of opportunities for different skill levels and experiences.

About our Platform Engineering opportunity

Liftoff's Platform team is the core of Liftoff's success. Our group is responsible for architecting and building our entire platform infrastructure that handles billions of events per day and is growing exponentially. We're an innovative engineering team, utilizing the latest technology in order to build efficient and high scale systems. If building and scaling low-latency, high-throughput systems is something that gets you excited, then we'd love to chat!

We would ideally like someone based in Pacific time zone (Washington State, Oregon, California) as this team collaborates with engineering teams based in China (regular late afternoon/early evening PT meetings), with a strong preference for someone located near our SF Bay Area or LA offices. We will gather quarterly for meetings and team-building at either the SFBA or LA office.

Take ownership and work with various product management, development and quality assurance groups in a fast-paced environment
Design, engineer & implement highly-available, fault-tolerant, distributed systems enhancing our real-time bidding system
Focusing on code readability, performance, testing, documentation, continuous integration
Become familiar with core development, product release and its business
Implementing new features and streamlining existing services
Minimizing complexity and increasing shared understanding
Mentor and share knowledge with team members.
PagerDuty on-call rotation
BS in Computer Science with 5+ years professional experience; or
MS in Computer Science with 3+ years of professional experience; or
PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience
Proficient in at least one of the following languages: Golang (preferable), C/C++, Java
Experience building low-latency, high-throughput, distributed backend services
Deep understanding of computer architectures, data structures, and algorithms
Knowledge of profiling and debugging distributed microservices
Experience building data-intensive applications.
Experience with distributed system observability metrics, using it for data driven design decisions
Have good team communication and collaboration skills.
Passionate about helping others and invested in the team's success
Nice to Have
Previous experience in ad-tech
NodeJS, Scala, Python
Redis, Mongo, Kafka, Dynamo, ELK, Cassandra
gRPC, RestAPI, GraphQL
Jenkins/TravisCI, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Github
ML, Tensorflow

Liftoff's compensation strategy includes competitive market rate along with equity and benefits and perks that will give our employees what they need to do their best work. In order to ensure teams are compensated fairly for the work performed, we map out specific levels and take into consideration the cost of labor within each location. Liftoff offers all employees a full compensation package that includes equity and health/vision/dental benefits associated with your country of residence. Base compensation will vary based on candidate location and experience. This position offers a 10% bonus. The following are our base salary ranges for this role:

SF Bay Area, New York City, Los Angeles, Orange County: $160,000 - 180,000

Seattle/Olympia, Austin, Boston, San Diego, Santa Barbara: $147,200 - 165,600

All other cities in our approved to hire states: $137,600 - 170,280

Liftoff is an equal opportunity workplace, committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, native language, religion, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Liftoff provides employees a total compensation package of competitive market salaries, equity, health and wellness stipends, medical benefits associated with your country of residence. The base compensation will vary based on location, experience as well as level.

Working at Liftoff is fast-paced, fun, and challenging, and we thrive on innovation. Come join our team and help shape the future of the mobile app ecosystem. If this role sounds interesting to you, we would love to hear from you!



Liftoff is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. Liftoff is further committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all employees and candidates for employment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender (including sexual harassment, gender harassment, and harassment due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender nonconformity, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition(s), genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status, family care status, requesting or taking pregnancy, parental or disability leave, requesting an accommodation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance. All such discrimination and harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated. Liftoff maintains a continued commitment to equal employment opportunity and expects the full cooperation of all personnel.

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Liftoff does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or Recruiting Team. All candidates must be submitted via our Applicant Tracking System by approved Liftoff vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Recruiting Team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Liftoff Recruiting Team and such a candidate was submitted to the Liftoff Recruiting Team via our Applicant Tracking System.


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