Thunder

Senior Software Engineer at Thunder

Seattle · Full Time

The New York Times describes PaperG as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all the relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

Job Description

WHY IS SOFTWARE ENGINEERING IMPORTANT TO PAPERG?

PaperG has built the very first Creative Management Platform. We often push the limits of what can be done in a browser. Thousands of users interact with our platform every day and we strive to make that interaction as seamless as possible. Millions of people around the world see the ads our platform creates. There are a lot of manual processes in the advertising industry that we automate and augment with our platform.

WHAT YOU WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

You would be responsible for making sure your area of the system is scalable and shapes the future of what our product can do. While we use a mix of languages (ex. Python, PHP, JavaScript) and tools/technologies (ex. AWS/EC2, Docker, CircleCI), we believe the right engineer can use their experience with any number of similar tools and translate it to success on our team. We care about high quality designs and code backed by review and tests.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU MIGHT WORK ON?

* Automating ad delivery for any number of ad sizes and variations across any number of platforms (such as Google, Facebook, Instagram)
* Ensuring ads render quickly and consistently for all users globally and automatically adapt to the constraints imposed by ad servers
* Scaling our system to handle billions of ad impressions per month

WHAT ARE SOME OTHER IMPORTANT TRAITS AND FOCUSES?

* Continuous learning and teaching
* Automating everything
* Promoting best practices and coding standards
* Strong opinions, weakly held
* Correctness, simplicity and maintainability

What We're Building

Thunder's technology has been called by The New York Times as “An Ad Engine To Put Mad Men Out Of Business.” It removes creative friction to allow advertisers to build more ads, faster. By doing so, Thunder scales ad creatives across devices, formats, and volume. Marketing enterprises can now easily tailor and test their trillions of ad impressions.

Thunder’s creative management platform powers desktop and mobile display advertising for over 100 media companies and agencies as well as over 10,000 advertisers. Notable customers include InterContinental Hotels Group, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Hearst, and Yelp.

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Team

Roger Lee
Co-Founder of @Captain401. B.A. from @Harvard University.
Victor Wong
CEO of @paperg. Built leading ad creative platform used by 100+ media companies, 10,000+ advertisers, and 100,000+ ads.
Ka Mo Lau
Founder @paperg • Worked at @Elmseed Entrerprise Fund • Studied at @Yale University
Victor Cheng
CTO and Co-Founder @Thunder (formerly PaperG), @Yale University BS in Computer Science
Tyler Bosmeny
Founder @Clever • Forbes 30 Under 30 • Previously employee #1 @paperg • BA in Applied Math @Harvard University & MA in Statistics @Harvard University
Daniel Levine
Early-Stage Investor at @Accel; Founder, CEO at chart.io (YCombinator Summer 2010); Research at TechCrunch
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Our Investors

Sean Glass
Founder of now public co. Got Yale into Entrepreneurship. Working with others to build DC into an entrepreneurial hub. Angel / VC/ Entrepreneur.
Chris LoPresti
Founder @TouchPoints • Author of INSIGHTS • Venture Strategist @BattersonVC
Gus Fuldner
Payments and Financial Technology
Elon Boms
Managing Director, LaunchCapital
Brian O'kelley
CEO/Founder @AppNexus, CTO Right Media (sold to @Yahoo).
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