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Software Engineer

Posted: September 25, 2018
Company name: MediaAlpha
Location: London, UK
Country: United Kingdom
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: MediaAlpha provides the technology infrastructure for the industry's first and only ecosystem of advertising exchanges for native search and metasearch media. MediaAlpha’s technology transparently connects buyers and sellers to create efficient, programmatic marketplaces for performance media targeting consumers at the point of purchase across leading brand, metasearch, and comparison sites. The Company’s technology platforms power over 50 million high-value transactions annually, representing more than $400 million in annual media spend across the insurance, travel, personal finance, education and home service verticals.

The MediaAlpha team is composed of talented and conscientious individuals who share a passion for doing great work and a pioneering spirit to identify new solutions that continually keep our company and our partners one step ahead. We have dual headquarters in Redmond, WA and Los Angeles, CA, with offices in Seminole, FL, Carson City, NV and London, UK.

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our technology team. As a Software Engineer at MediaAlpha, you will take part in all aspects of the software development lifecycle. This includes working with stakeholders in fixing and improving our MediaAlpha Exchange Product and testing new features and integrations. The ideal candidate will enjoy designing, implementing, and scaling systems that process tens of thousands of high-value transactions a day, while also producing elegant and readable code.
Desired skills: Responsibilities

Own the full software development lifecycle of implementing high-performance ad serving software.
Integrate our products with our partners.
Perl code development in a Linux environment, on Amazon EC2, leveraging also S3, CloudFront and Route 53.
Work as a member of the team, jumping in to help out and resolve routine issues.
Be part of a team that maintains and supports our live MediaAlpha Exchange product.


3+ years experience in software development.
Substantial Perl development experience in Unix/Linux operating environments.
Experience using web APIs.
Strong programming skills including software engineering methodologies and best practices.
Ability to write elegant and readable code.
Ability to maintain live production systems.
A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity and ability to problem solve while paying careful attention to detail.
Strong programming skills including software engineering methodologies and best practices.
Experience working with engineers and non-technical stakeholders.
Be a champion of instilling excellence in coding and quality into the team and culture.
Ability to articulate and communicate clearly, concisely, and thoughtfully.
Organized and self-motivated.
Amazon EC2 experience a plus.
B.S. required, preferably in a technical discipline (e.g., computer science).


Highly competitive salary and bonus program participation.
Unlimited PTO.
Professional training and education reimbursements.
Generous employee perks (e.g., mobile phone program, gym membership, employee lunches).
Website for more information: www.mediaalpha.com
Contact information: careers@mediaalpha.com

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