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Application Engineer

Boston, MA | Engineering

Job Description

We find our people as innovative as we do our company.

Fun, smart & vibrant people make up our Xu (pronounced "zoo") team! Our collaborative, dynamic & high energy environment makes this the kind of place where people want to work. Our Xu team is looking for additional members:

Application Engineer

Application Engineers will extend the most advanced advertising real time decisioning and analytics platform across online, video, and mobile by putting big data theory into practice.

At DataXu, the application engineer plays an important role by creating extensions of the DataXu platform. Applications Engineers work directly with Business Development, Services, and Sales teams to provide innovative applications that interact with the DataXu platform. The applications engineer role presents unique and new experiences every day and requires someone who is creative, motivated by challenges and willing to work hard on new technology.


Collaborate with product, engineering, sales, business development, and innovation teams to extend core Digital Marketing Management platform functionality

Propose, design, create and present prototypes, demos and proofs-of-concept to a wide variety of audiences, which include marketing professionals and engineers

Develop and deliver cutting edge features and product capabilities, including agile management of development projects from inception to release, and transition of executed projects to operational teams

Create and manage integrations of leading players in the Advertising Technology ecosystem with the DataXu platform.

Lead technical investigations that cut across the DataXu platform and the digital advertising eco-system.

Minimum Qualifications:

Highly proficient in one or more programming languages, Java or Ruby being a requirement

Internet and network skills, including HTML, XML/XSLT. JavaScript, JSON, HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP

Solid knowing of development methodologies and project life cycles

Application development experience within UNIX/Linux environments

Strong experience with relational databases

Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills

A self-starting appetite for learning, innovation, and challenges

BS Degree in Computer Science or related field.


Preferred Qualifications:

MS degree and/or BA/BS Computer Science

Foundational Knowledge of JavaScript (without the use of any libraries)

Knowledge of map reduce and other big data technologies a plus

Experience processing large data sets with map/ reduce architecture

Previous Ad Technology Experience with Ad Servers, DSPs, DMPs, Dynamic Creative Providers, Cookies, and Pixel Technologies

Excellent communication skills, proven ability to adapt your message to the technical level of the audience, and comfort presenting technical materials to large groups including customers and partners.


About the Company:

Bringing Science to the Art of Marketing

DataXu was founded by MIT aeronautics and astronautics scientists who wrote the combinatorial language that guided NASA’s Mars mission plans. These scientists – joined by co-founders with extensive digital media and consumer electronics expertise – examined potential commercial applications that would benefit from a system that could make real-time decisions. They knew that a huge opportunity existed in marketing, being disrupted by the consumer digital lifestyle and big data, but still operating with manual solutions based on intuition, as well as an inefficient supply chain.

The founding team recruited the smartest people they knew to create DataXu as it is today – an open, neutral platform that enables marketers to use our ‘rocket science‘ in a simple UI to understand and engage consumers in a digital world. We are proud to have created the industry’s first and only real-time multi-variate decision system to bring science to the art of marketing. And our work has just begun!


The Programmatic Marketing Revolution

Now our vision is a reality at leading global brands. The DataXu platform enables our clients to manage and optimize marketing investments across all digital channels, realizing significant performance and cost benefits. We empower them to turn insights into action – helping them build strong brands and win in an ever more competitive marketplace.

DataXu sits at the heart of the all-digital world, putting more data to work in innovative new ways, bringing our innovations to new enterprises and market segments, and empowering customers to solve their most difficult business challenges. We are continually advancing our technology to meet emerging challenges for marketing professionals and business leaders alike.

We remain committed to true innovation and to transforming marketing in the digital world.

Benefit Highlights:

Medical & Dental Insurance – 100% company paid deductible

FSA (Medical, Dependent & Transportation care)

Onsite dry cleaning service

Company paid weekly catered lunches

Innovation Days

Generous Employee Referral Program

Monthly Employee Recognition Program

Free snacks and drinks

Friday socials

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