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Software Engineer - Ads

$140k – $195k AngelList Est.
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About Quora:

The vast majority of human knowledge is still not on the internet. Most of it is trapped in the form of experience in people's heads, or buried in books and papers that only experts can access. More than a billion people use the internet, yet only a tiny fraction contribute their knowledge to it. We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds — from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences — so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission.

About the Team:

Our small engineering team works on challenging problems every day. We have a culture that's rooted in constantly learning and improving, and our engineers are encouraged to think big and experiment with new ideas. Using continuous deployment, we quickly see our changes in the product and make fast iterations. Our engineers focus on creating polished products and writing high quality code by designing APIs and abstractions that are extensible and maintainable. Everyone on the engineering team has a huge impact on our product and our company.

In just two years (business.quora.com/Celebrating-2-Years-of-Quora-Ads) since we first launched our advertising platform, we've already grown to support thousands of advertisers who are reaching over 300 million monthly unique visitors on Quora. Our journey is just beginning as we continue to build new products from the ground up and tackle exciting challenges at scale. Today, we're working on a broad range of areas to support our data-intensive needs: metrics and insights reporting, audience targeting, low-latency real-time ad delivery, and a suite of advertiser tools to create and optimize campaigns, to name just a few.

About the Role:

As an engineer on the Ads team, you'll work on an early stage effort focused on generating revenue for the success of the company and mission. As part of a highly cross-functional development team, you'll build data-intensive applications and systems to enable advertisers to reach a well-targeted audience, and ensure that our users experience ads comparable to the quality of the content they appear alongside.


* Drive projects from ideation to production using the full technology stack.
* Architect, design, and implement features for our mission-critical online ad platform at massive scale with data-driven iteration.
* Identify high impact features that achieve engineering and revenue goals, and be able to explain rationale for your decisions.
* Work with designers, fellow engineers, and data scientists to prototype and implement functionality and analyze impact.

Minimum Qualifications:

* 3+ years of full-time product development experience building consumer or enterprise web products (internships excluded)
* Excellent Python, Java, or C++ development skills
* Strong knowledge of backend storage systems such as MySQL, HBase, Memcached, or Redis
* Experience with large-scale distributed systems

Preferred Qualifications:

* 2+ years of industry experience in online advertising, or related areas in monetization or marketing
* 1+ years of experience building with open-source data infrastructure technologies, such as Kafka, Airflow, and Spark
* Passion for Quora's mission and goals

Interns/New Grads: Please find open positions at: quora.com/careers/university

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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