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Job Category:
Computer and Information Technology
Career Level:
Entry Level (Less than 2 years of Experience)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Positions:
1
Company Name:
Advertising.com
City:
Dulles
Country:
USA
Description:

TO APPLY: Email resume to paris.pittman@teamaol.com

AOL Platforms
 is the global partner of choice for leading publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value of their online brands. We have strategically combined the strengths of six premium brands including Advertising.com, Ad.com Sponsored Listings (ASL), ADTECH, The AOL On Network, Adap.tv, and Pictela. Simply put, we offer publishers a one-stop shop for global advertising solutions to help increase yield through a rich and broad set of platforms, formats, and technologies.

 

The Software Engineer will be part of the video engineering team that will be responsible for delivering AOL content to televisions, other “over the top” (OTT) and mobile deviceswith AOL On. The engineer will fully leverage his/her skill set in the development, deployment and operations of technologies for delivering content into users’ living rooms across multiple devices ranging from Android to Xbox. Among the engineering challenges this position will face is the fragmented delivery of content across multiple platforms, unifying the backend content infrastructure and creating compelling user experiences in a nascent market. This job is for someone who likes to work in a startup environment, can work independently, and proactively solves problems.

 

Responsbilities:

  • Develop software in support of the project goals of AOL On.
  • Well versed with both front end and back end technologies to implement full delivery solutions for several platforms.
  • Work with cross functional teams ranging from business teams, design, as well as partner companies to deliver world class apps.
  • Gather requirements from stakeholders and perform critical analysis of the stated needs. Dealing with ambiguity is key in a developing market, so if you expect comprehensive requirements and a rigid environment, this is not for you.
  • Provide technical support of developed applications. You will be expected to own the support of each of the platforms you develop.
  • Travel occasionally to other AOL offices in the U.S. (2 times/year at most)

Skills Required:
  • 1 year of development experience with front and back end technologies
  • Bachelors degree in a technical major
  • Strong problem solving skills are a must!
  • Experience with building scalable, performant backend systems capable of handling 100,000's of requests per day.
  • Strong interest in mobile, consumer electronics and the OTT experience
  • Excellent programming skills. Code must be clear and concise, and must always communicate. We expect software engineers to be able to transcend language and use the best tools for their assigned projects. Specific language experience is less important, but a background in C/C++, Java, Javascript along with knowledge of scripting in Ruby, Python, Perl, and/or bash will be helpful.
  • Solid understanding of Unix/Linux administration and deploying backend processes in that environment.
  • Excellent software testing and debugging skills
  • Detail oriented personality traits and must be a self-starter
  • Excellent communications and people skills