Software Engineer at MediaAlpha

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MediaAlpha is a customer acquisition solutions provider powered by technology and data science. The company provides industry-leading solutions designed to reach consumers shopping within high-consideration categories such as property and casualty insurance, health and life insurance, personal finance, travel, education and more.

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our technology team. As a Software Engineer at MediaAlpha, you will take part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. This includes working with stakeholders in fixing and improving our MediaAlpha Exchange Product and testing new features and integrations. The ideal candidate will enjoy designing, implementing, and scaling systems that process tens of thousands of high-value transactions a day, while also producing elegant and readable code. 

 Responsibilities

  • Own the full software development lifecycle of implementing high-performance ad serving software.
  • Integrate our products with our partners.
  • Perl code development in a Linux environment, on Amazon EC2, leveraging also S3, CloudFront and Route 53.
  • Work as a member of the team, jumping in to help out and resolve routine issues.
  • Be part of a team that maintains and supports our live MediaAlpha Exchange product.

 Requirements

  • 2+ years experience in software development.
  • Development experience in Unix/Linux operating environments.
  • Programming experience in one of the following languages: PHP, Perl, Python, C, C++, or Java, and strong experience working with MySQL or other RDBMS in a Linux environment.
  • Experience using web APIs.
  • Strong programming skills including software engineering methodologies and best practices.
  • Ability to write elegant and readable code.
  • Ability to maintain live production systems.
  • A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and ability to problem solve, while paying careful attention to detail.
  • Strong programming skills including software engineering methodologies and best practices.
  • Experience working with engineers and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Be a champion of instilling excellence in coding and quality into the team and culture.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate clearly, concisely, and thoughtfully.
  • Organized and self motivated.
  • Amazon EC2 experience a plus.
  • B.S. required, preferably in a technical discipline (e.g., computer science).

 Compensation

  • Highly competitive salary and bonus program participation.
  • High-quality health and dental care plans with no employee contributions and zero deductibles (in-network). Flexible spending account.
  • Unlimited PTO.
  • 401K company contribution program (after 90 days).
  • Professional training and education reimbursements.
  • Generous employee perks (e.g., mobile phone program, gym membership, employee lunches).
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