Optimal, Inc. provides unparalleled audience data to help marketers manage and optimize their social advertising campaigns, all in real-time. Optimal was named the 9th fastest-growing, privately-held company in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2011 by the San Francisco Business Times and PwC. We are a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and are working closely with other major social networks, but our vision is a more general one – to be the numerati behind what it means to engage in a world where people are voluntarily social and highly mobile.
We are growing very rapidly and occupy a unique position in the social advertising ecosystem. Optimal is seeking top-caliber, motivated individuals who view optimality as a way of being, whose curiosity embraces both theory and practicality, and who are enthusiastic about applying their talent to the future of social media: open graphs, real-time, big data, and word-of-mouth at scale. Our culture is built around an intelligent and professional look at the wider world of online and social media, but we are also a group that doesn't take ourselves too seriously. If you want to work with smart people and change social marketing forever, come and join us!
We are looking for an engineer who can code and a developer who thinks systems. We've built an ad analytics platform and scaled it to over 4 billion requests per day. We're hosted in the cloud and almost all systems work requires API calls to storage services, load balancers, server instances, CDNs, firewalls, etc. Your Linux systems and networking knowledge must be fundamentally strong; plus you'll need Ruby and Python coding skills.
You will work closely with developers to spin up new web architectures, starting with single-server prototypes and move quickly to fully scalable production services. Automation is everything.
Strong Linux OS and networking skills
Strong scripting skills in Ruby, Python, Perl, Bash
Desire to understand every detail
Systems automation skills (especially with Chef, Puppet, Capistrano)
Show us what you've done by including a portfolio, code samples, architectural diagrams, etc
Experience is a big plus, but intelligence and motivation are the most important
Familiar with AWS services
Competitive base + bonus + stock option package + 401k + medical and dental benefits
Mobile phone reimbursement
Flexible and high-growth environment
Smart, motivated team
Option to work in either downtown San Francisco (near BART) or Palo Alto, University Ave (Caltrain)
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