Staff Software Development Engineer - Ads

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OfferUp is dedicated to building the simplest and most trustworthy way for people to buy and sell in their communities. Every year, millions of people use OfferUp to buy and sell locally, resulting in billions of dollars of local commerce. As the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S., our iOS and Android app has been in the top five most popular shopping apps lists for more than three years. Join us as we build the marketplace of the future and reinvent local commerce by helping consumers uncover value through simplicity and trust. 

At a Glance

  • 85M+ Downloads
  • Geekwire App of Year
  • 15+ percent of adults in key markets like Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami and Las Vegas use OfferUp every month 

About the role: 

The Advertising Team is looking for a Staff Backend Engineer to join us as we disrupt the local mobile marketplace. As a Staff Backend Engineer on the Advertising team, you will own and execute projects from idea to delivery, lead architecture discussions, do regular code reviews, and mentor others as our team solves new and complex challenges around OfferUps Ad Tech. You’ll be responsible for working with our Product, Client Developers, backend peers and Biz ops experts to come up with new efficient, scalable solutions and iterate on existing ones. 

 Here’s more of what you will get to do:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features and/or iterations of existing features
  • Works with the team to develop the technical strategy for Ad platform/features
  • Develops, tests, releases and documents code using best software engineering practices to ensure timely service delivery and ease of maintenance
  • Continuously discovers, evaluates, and implements new technologies/best practices to maximize development efficiency
  • Dedicated to optimizing the performance and scalability of the OfferUp infrastructure as the service continues to grow
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation
  • Collaborate if needed with third-party providers, and evaluate/debug/implement 3rd party SDKs
  • Provide mentorship to other team members, and create solutions and/or frameworks that make other team members better and faster
  • Identify, track and find solutions to software defects identified both internally and externally

You’ll thrive in this role if you have:

  • 8+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Demonstrate strong coding skills in any one of the following - Java, Python, C/C++, Golang, Scala, PHP (or equivalent programming language)
  • Excellent knowledge of Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Experience with building highly scalable web services
  • Be comfortable designing services on top of cloud infrastructure like AWS
  • Above all, an insatiable desire and ability to learn
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Exceptional self-management skills during the execution of complex problems and tasks
  • You desire a fast-moving, continuous flow development environment
  • Experienced with Agile development
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline

Helpful, but not required:

  • Working knowledge of eCommerce payment systems
  • Experience developing Ad Tech
  • Github repo with your own code we can view

OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally and we’ve built a dynamic team to do it. To learn more about what it’s like to work at OfferUp, check out our blog: https://blog.offerup.com/tagged/culture

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OfferUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Nestled just south of downtown Bellevue with quick access to local highways- perfect to walk out to our daily foodtrucks or around Mercer Slough Park.

An Insider's view of OfferUp

What's something quirky about your company?

This may seem silly, but we have a 90lb MMA dummy our CEO bought and named Pat. On a daily basis, someone will take Pat and figure out creative ways to scare some folks in the office. How do I know? I am Pat.

Pat

Office Morale Booster (Ex-MMA Trainer)

What does your typical day look like?

One of the great things about OfferUp is that no two days look the same. The only thing you will see me do every day at the same time is plank at 3 p.m. with my team. Otherwise, who knows?

Julien

Software Development Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Like many engineers, one of my favorite parts of being in tech is using my creativity and logic to create something new, especially here at OfferUp where what we create has the ability to help the environment and enable people to support their own businesses.

Alesha

Software Development Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

OfferUp will continue to be the premier local mobile marketplace for buying and selling, but there will likely be more and better e-commerce opportunities with the onset of new delivery technologies. OfferUp has such unique purpose and is leading the transformation of how consumers buy and sell locally. I'm delighted to be a part of the team.

Rodrigo

Chief Financial Officer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work/life balance is fantastic at OfferUp, especially for a startup! Sure, there are some days you may need to stay late- but everyone is pitching in here and understands the importance of recharging and resetting.

Deanna

Recruiter

What are OfferUp Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided on Tuesdays and Fridays!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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