Senior Software Engineer Backend Java

About TripleLift

TripleLift, one of the fastest-growing ad tech companies in the world, is rooted at the intersection of creative and media. Its mission is to make advertising better for everyone— content owners, advertisers and consumers—by reinventing ad placement one medium at a time. With direct inventory sources, diverse product lines, and creative designed for scale using our Computer Vision technology, TripleLift is driving the next generation of programmatic advertising from desktop to television.

As of January 2021, TripleLift has recorded five years of consecutive growth of greater than 70 percent. TripleLift is a Business Insider Hottest Ad Tech Company, Inc. Magazine 5000, Crain's New York Fast 50, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and among Inc’s Best Workplaces. Find more information about how TripleLift is shaping the future of advertising at

The Role

TripleLift is seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our team full time. We are a fast growing startup in the advertising technology sector, trying to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing the industry. As an exchange engineer, you will be responsible for improving our exchange that’s handling billions of ad requests a day and quickly growing, optimizing our real time bidding logic, and enhancing our computer vision and image resizing technology that handles millions of unique image combinations a day.


Own a mission critical codebase that’s at the heart of TripleLift’s value proposition; Write maintainable and well tested code that will be executed billions of times a day and needs to respond in hundreds of milliseconds; Manage and actively monitor the health of our exchange which runs globally across multiple AWS regions and data centers; Research and implement cutting edge technologies that improve the performance of our exchange; Design systems for scale that can handle an order of magnitude growth in traffic; Mentor and coach others on the engineer team around Java and distributed systems best practices. Desired Skills and Attributes

Experience in building out high performance APIs and services leveraging Java, experience with Netty and event-driven, non blocking applications is a bonus; Experience working on large scale systems and network heavy systems capable of handling billions of HTTP requests a day; Familiarity with in-memory key value stores such as Memcache, Redis or Aerospike Comfortable working with queues or other messaging systems such as RabbitMQ or Apache Kafka Comfortable taking ownership of projects and showcasing key accomplishments; Strives for continued learning opportunities to build upon craft; Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal oversight; Ability to accept feedback and constructive critique positively; Solid understanding of different design patterns and their associated tradeoffs; Extremely strong and demonstrable work ethic. Core Technologies

Java 8 & Netty to power our real time bidding ad exchange & large scale API Apache ZooKeeper & Apache Kafka to power our message bus Memcached & Aerospike as our high speed datastores Amazon Web Services, Terraform, & Ansible to manage our deployment and infrastructure Experience Requirement

Minimum 5 years of relevant development experience.

TripleLift Awards

TripleLift has been honored with many prestigious awards. We were named a Business Insider Hottest AdTech Company in 2019, and ranked on the Inc. Magazine 5000, Crain's New York Fast 50, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for 3 years in a row. To check out more of our awards please visit

TripleLift does not accept unsolicited resumes from any type of recruitment search firm. Any resume submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of TripleLift and no fee shall be due.


We love celebrating our achievements. They remind us of our contributions making advertising work for everyone, and the TripleLifters who make it all possible. TripleLift is proud to be recognized by Inc. as a Best Workplace for our culture and benefits, and among Inc’s Best in Business for our innovations and positive impact on the industry.

To check out more of our awards and distinctions, please visit

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at TripleLift

At TripleLift, we believe in the power of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Our culture enables individuals to share their uniqueness and contribute as part of a team. With our DEIA initiatives, TripleLift is a place that works for you, and where you can feel a sense of belonging. At TripleLift, we will consider and champion all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition, veteran, marital, or any other status protected by law. TripleLift is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

TripleLift does not accept unsolicited resumes from any type of recruitment search firm. Any resume submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of TripleLift and no fee shall be due


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