Engineering | San Francisco, CA, United States
The Ad Optimization and Analytics team is responsible for building the online advertising prediction and control systems that power Quantcast. As such, we interact closely within our team of top scientists and algorithm developers. This means getting up close and personal with cutting edge statistical models and machine learning techniques, and to develop these models and algorithms into production-quality code that is robust and capable of scaling to utilize thousands of processing nodes on petabytes of data.
We are looking for top-tier talent to help us realize our designs. The successful applicant will possess a passion for code and will not fear the applied use of statistics -- although we're not looking for experience in math or statistics, we are looking for an engineer who is interested in mathematical programming and is willing to learn elements of statistics as the job requires.
- Design, write, and maintain top-quality production code.
- Develop solutions to efficiently extract meaning from Tera-to-Petabytes of data.
- Interface with research and production operations teams to turn big ideas into robust, scalable processing systems.
- Bachelors or Advanced degree in Computer Science or related field.
- 5+ years relevant experience.
- Strong object-oriented coding skills.
- Must not possess a fear of statistics.
- Object-oriented programming language required; Java strongly preferred.
- Working knowledge of a scripting language (e.g. Python, Ruby) preferred.
- Experience working in Unix/Linux environments is desirable.
- Experience or interest in grid computing or MapReduce technologies (especially Hadoop) is desired.
- Interest in Machine Learning a plus.
- Database experience a plus.
Quantcast is a digital advertising company specialized in audience measurement and real-time advertising. As the pioneer of direct audience measurement in 2006, Quantcast has today the most in-depth understanding of digital audiences across the web, allowing marketers and publishers to make the smartest choices as they buy and sell the most effective targeted advertising on the market. Quantcast is dedicated to making display as relevant and effective as search, and currently delivers outstanding advertising campaigns for the world's leading advertisers and publishers and brings accurate audience measurement to over 100 million web destinations.