Ads Engineer Job Application
We’re looking for a software engineer to work on reddit’s self-serve advertising system. While reddit runs ads from brands and outside companies, we are building an ads system that is a community resource — a system for redditors to advertise to each other. We are including the features of other modern self-serve systems and want to design the system in a way to serve the reddit community’s own particular needs. With this system, reddit users are able to spend as little as $5 to run an ad in their favorite subreddits.
Ads are an important part of reddit’s growth, and we want someone who believes that when done right ads can serve the community in a positive way. reddit’s small engineering team is asked to do a lot — you’ll never be bored. If this appeals to you, you should have prior experience building internet advertising systems, including design, ad delivery, billing, and data visualization. You should also be familiar with internet advertising in general, and understand terms like CPM, CPC, eCPM, clickthrough rates, campaigns and flights, affiliates, and many other buzzwords. As an open source site, reddit's code and development process is transparent and visible to a large community of engineers and enthusiasts. You should be willing to work on a system currently built on Python, PostgreSQL, and Cassandra.
This role and some of the initial projects you’ll be working on are focused on the frontend. You’ll hit the ground running by deploying/designing a new UI with support from a UX consultant, an interface for subreddit recommendation, and an improved interface and display of ad performance for users and admins.
This is a full-time position based in either New York City or San Francisco. We offer great benefits and competitive compensation in cash, equity, and reddit gold.
If you’re interested, please tell us about yourself and fill out the attached form. We’ll be handling applications on a rolling basis. You can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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