Senior Software Engineer - Ad Code Core
Posted on Indeed on Feb 19, 2021

This position can be in-office in New York City or work-from-home. Remote U.S. candidates encouraged to apply.

The Senior Software Engineer is responsible for development and architectural design of our Ad Code product deployed on over 3,000 sites and reaching over 170mm monthly unique users. You will play a key role in architecting for optimal code delivery, establishing design patterns, code organization, and leveraging browser capabilities to maximize application performance, speed, and maintainability. As a senior member of the team, you will communicate your ideas, share knowledge, act as a mentor, and serve as a technical lead to efficiently deliver features and meet team goals. This position reports directly to the Senior Engineering Manager for the Ad Code Core team.


  • Leader - You help others and take on responsibility within the team. You hold yourself accountable for projects and you understand team goals.
  • Design Focused - You are passionate about efficient project design and architecture, naturally thinking about structure and patterns beyond individual features.
  • Forward Thinking - You think about scalability and performance when delivering projects, understanding what we may need to account for before it is a problem.
  • Detail Oriented - You understand the complexities and importance of variations that exist within front-end browser environments and are keenly aware of how code delivery and structure affects performance
  • Problem Solver - You deal with complex problem sets, deciphering business requirements into effective and scalable solutions.
  • Communicative - You are a proactive and clear communicator, excited to participate in knowledge sharing and mentorship.
  • Empathetic - You understand and appreciate others, providing encouragement and useful feedback in code reviews and projects.

Skills and Experience

  • 7+ years experience designing and implementing JavaScript-based libraries and frameworks (i.e. not just web interfaces)
  • Experience with web application JavaScript frameworks and the latest ECMAScript standards. Angular2 and Typescript are a plus.
  • Experience making architectural and design-related decisions for large scale applications/frameworks.
  • Experience developing software using Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • 4+ years experience with ad serving technology, including DFP/GAM, header bidding, and/or Prebid.js
  • Strong debugging skills and understands how to use data analysis effectively
  • Experienced with build tools like Webpack/Rollup/Babel
  • Experience with JW Player and Video is a plus
  • A deep understanding of WordPress a plus

CafeMedia empowers more than 3,000 premium publishers on our AdThrive platform, with a collective reach of over 170MM monthly unique visitors (#11 largest ComScore property in December 2020), to make a living doing what they love - producing great content - while we manage the advertising, and an increasing number of services, for them. From food to home to news, sports and technology, and more, we represent the influential voices that make the internet a better and more open place. As the largest exclusive publisher network, with direct access to code-on-page and underlying datasets, we have a unique capability to build innovative products and services that span across publishers, advertisers, and consumers. With our scale and market position, we have the opportunity to create one of the defining companies of the next generation of digital media

CafeMedia is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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