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Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
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AOL Platforms
 enables the world's top marketers and media brands to reach consumers across desktop, mobile, tablet and TVs with impact through premiumexperiences, programmatic buying and performance driven campaigns. It is the global partner of choice for leading publishers, advertisers and agencies seeking to maximize the value of their brands online. The entities in AOL Platforms include: ONE by AOL,,, ADTECH, The AOL On Network, AOP, Be On, MARKETPLACE, and Pictela.

We are looking for a gifted systems architect who has solid experience in creating business value from strong technology choices in the advertising arena.  If you are recognised as an expert in your field and have a strong skill set of architecting and integrating core enterprise level services we need to talk!  Our team in Baltimore, MD is responsible for AOP (AdLearn Open Platform) which gives digital marketing professionals complete access to the world’s most effective optimization technology. AOP serves ads on 6000+ sites, optimizes 1M+ bids/minute, and bids on 3.5B real-time impressions daily.  
Duties include design and architecture of  applications, helping lead technology choices, prototyping approaches and presenting proof of concepts, developing and executing testing and debugging routines, and documenting work and results. 

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Architecture, design, development, testing, documentation and analysis of software applications
  • Assignments include development of proof of concepts, new programs and sub-programs, as well as enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing software
  • Become an expert within the team or department in one or more platform large complex areas.
  • Serves as a resource for others inside and outside of the department, when needed
  • Serves as the lead on design implementation of more than one component of the system
  • Develops core systems or applications that can be “leveraged” across departments
  • Rewrites and reorganizes critical components or systems
  • Negotiates customer requirements
  • Is proficient in estimation methods and scheduling
  • Reviews code and conducts architecture reviews, when necessary
  • Recognizes industry trends and standards in own area and communicates or incorporates knowledge into the product or system
  • Master of more than one technical expertise specific to AOL (e.g., cross  platform, UI for mail, connectivity, browser)    
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent
  • 8-10 years of directly related experience
  • - Expert knowledge in one of the following programming languages – Java or C/C++
  • Scripting languages:  Python, Perl
  • In depth knowledge of big data technologies including:  HDFS, Hadoop, PIG
  • Relational databases and SQL including MySQL, Oracle
  • NoSQL technologies: memcached, CouchBase, Redis, Hbase
  • Web Service API:  ReST, Jersey framework, SOAP
  • Object to Relational Mapping frameworks:  Hibernate, MyBatis  
  • Experience in a startup environment 
Desirable skills:
  • Front end technologies such as html5/css2, JavaScript, JQuery, AngularJS, Boostrap, D3.js
  • Expertise in Scala